Festbier - Victory Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
I nead a break from packing. How about a marzen? On to the beer:
A low forming semi-fuzzy looking head forms on top of this brilliant amber orange colored beer. Lots of bubbles are racing through the clean body. If only the heead retention were better. The nose brings out a modest maltiness. The malt reminds me of a pumpkin aroma, a brush of husky malt and hay.
This is a pleasant tastng O-fest. The maltiness is there, providing big doughy flavors and a reminder of pumpkin. Lighly whipped with caramel and nutmeg notes. There's a little kick of alcohol that I find as the beer dries. It's a highly carbonated beer, which can work depending on style, here it is pushing the limits. The body weight is alright, and it drinks well.
Not all O-fest beers are created equal, and Victory Fstbier is one of the better domestic examples I've had. This is one to try during the fall.
10-08-2010 06:52:07 | More by DoubleJ
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
12oz bottled poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance - Pours a rich reddish copper with one finger of off-white head that fades quickly.
Smell - Has a nice bready, earthy aroma; perhaps a bit floral.
Taste - Pleasant maltiness, tastes of toast and a bit of citrus, balanced with earthy, slightly spicy hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Light and refreshing.
Drinkability - This category should probably be weighted more heavily for Oktoberfests, since sessionability is the point. Anyway, this beer is true to style: good flavor, but not overpowering, not overwhelming with alcohol, and refreshing. I wouldn't mind having a few of these.
10-16-2008 03:21:28 | More by trbergman
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,351 ratings.