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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,463 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,463
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jheezee, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

songoose, Nov 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SadMachine, Nov 11, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium amber, some orange, light layer of white foam that splits apart. Malty nose, some cinammon/nutmeg spice. Taste is a rich chewy caramel malt. Hearty malt. There is a barely noticeable hop at the close. Real flavorful marzen, maybe a touch short on bite.

KTCamm, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MAUEX_MFA, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

EvilAsh, Nov 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

tnflyguy, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

aresonantvoice, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

rm9679, Nov 05, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Beautiful, rich caramel color. Perfect clarity and a 2+ finger off-white colored head. Lots of action from the carbonation. Head retention leaves much to be desired though. It pretty much quickly disappeared.

S: Rich, spicy lager aroma. I get some spiciness from the hops along with some light caramelly malt aroma. Smells exceedingly clean.

T: Taste is really complex and changes throughout the beginning, middle and end. The beginning is all the caramel, bready malts. That leads to a spicy hop flavor that more herbal than anything. The finish is surprisingly toasty. Like toasted nuts. Delicious and interesting!

M: Slick feeling to this beer with a light/medium body. Lots of carbonation which I feel like this beer needs.

O: This beer is surprisingly complex and has a nice bitter finish. Better than I thought it'd be!

tony223366, Nov 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jp312, Nov 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ScottHeidrich119, Nov 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mrp2323, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

TimoP, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Lovely85, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on October 29, 2012.

The pour is a slightly hazy medium amber with little to no head.

The aroma is clearly malty and biscuit-like but there is a nutty sensation as well as a vague floral hop hint.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste is as malty as the aroma and significantly sweeter than what I got on the nose. A modest lingering finish ties it all together. It isn't all that bad and is entirely drinkable.

puboflyons, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jbierling, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

meehandennis, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Shakerman, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Gatordaddy, Oct 26, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%

This beer was too dry for me without the malt backbone that I was expecting. The bitterness didn't seem to blend with the malt very well. I really enjoy Victory beers so I was a little disappointed with this one.

a: Deep amber in color and mostly transparent but a little hazy. Head is not very long lasting and is white in appearance. Ring of head around the glass.

s: Malt aroma consists of a raisin and Munich. Some earthy hop aroma detected. No esters.

t: Dominant malt flavor that is toasty and bready in nature. Some floral hop flavor. Moderate amount of hop bitterness that seems to be more noticeable in the aftertaste.

m: Moderately high carbonation with a moderately light body. Fairly dry finish that may be due to a bit of astringency.

tophers, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Lee45102, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bzach, Oct 24, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

A deep copper brown color with a modest white cover that dissipates quickly to random swirls. Lacing is fair. The aroma is no doubt cabbage malt with a hint of chocolate and herbal hop. Pretty neat. The flavor is absolutely in keeping with the nose hit. A beautiful malt bath with an herbal hop edge that makes for a lucid, dry feel in a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. A very satisfying Octoberfest beer that I would easily recommend autumnal malt fans.

Durge, Oct 23, 2012
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,463 ratings.