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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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83
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1,676 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 26
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002

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Ratings: 1,676 | Reviews: 731
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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pretty solid beer. I like it more with every sip. Its not instantly seductive but you want more and don't know why. It has a perfect hop bitterness that slowly builds to coat your more with each sip. Sweetness hits your palate immediately and tames the bitterness. Down hops, down! But the hop flavor lingers somewhere between the fight of malt verse bitterness.

The battle wins out with a surprise come-from-behind victory by crispy sweet lager yeast flavor. Not world class, but dam good. worth a six pack, it won't last a week.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into weizen glass, attractive, vibrant amber color with a sustain head. It was too thick but it definitely helped the image of this beer.

Smells of pumpkin and malts under a bready aroma, very Fall.

Taste of biscuits, caramel, and finishes with a nice malty aftertaste.

Medium body, perfect October-time beer. Smell and tastes aren't too complex if that is what you are looking for, but throwing back one or two of these on a nice Autumn day would be ideal.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 fl oz bottle poured into a 0.5L dimpled stein

A -Clear Orange amber with about two inches of cream-colored head. Light carbonation..Head fades to a nice, slim ribbon. Patchy lacing sticks beautifully to the dimpled glass.

S - Toasty breadiness with slight dash of hops

T - Malty, toasty, biscuity with a touch of spice and a hint of caramel (very light on the sweetness). Light bitterness from the hops comes out for a crisp finish.

M - Minimal carbonation for this medium-bodied beer. Some tingling accompanies the finish.

O - Very enjoyable beer. I would definitely have this beer again - glad I got two of them...and I'll likely be going back for more. Although I prefer the caramel sweetness from Samuel Adams' Octoberfest, I still think this is a pretty great beer. Hell, doesn't need to be one or the other - I'll have both!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Amber to light brown with a white head, not much head retention or lacing.
S-Smells very bready, with a hint of sweet caramel, smells decent but the smell didn't get me excited to taste it.
T-Wow, much, much better than the smell, nice caramel taste, and a good sweetness without being too sweet, there's a familiar taste in the finish I can't quite identify, that reminds me of spruce tip beers, but I'm sure that isn't it. Quite good though, surprised me honestly.
M-Pretty full bodied, and very smooth, I really am enjoying this.
O-Very nice beer that surprised me. From my first whiffs of it I thought it was going to be another mediocre Oktoberfest, but once I tasted it I enjoyed it very much, yet another high quality offering from Victory. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher, grab some if you see it.

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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.