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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,318 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,318
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | 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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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2012 23:08:55 | More by Hanzo
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Victory's Festbeer is one of the better Marzen style beer available. Nice amount of malt, mouthfeel is pretty good. Marzens can be a little too light or way too much malt, but Festbeer is a perfect balance. Nice hop bitterness to cut some of maltyness.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:06:03 | More by Fcip78
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-03-2012 05:08:39 | More by chim52chim
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Another orange-tinted amber beer, with a minutes worth of sand-colored foam head and mediocre lacing.

S. Very light on the nose, just a faint caramel malt with a dash of floral and citric peel hopping. Could benefit from about 20% strength amplification.

T. Kind of generic compared to other marzens. Malty sweetness and a kiss of noble hopping, nothing particularly memorable stands out as special or unique in the flavor here.

M. Pleasant enough medium body but somewhat undercarbonated in texture again...

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:51:09 | More by WastingFreetime
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gloveman


3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-02-2012 21:05:13 | More by gloveman
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-02-2012 03:23:26 | More by Zachtheporter
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ohcomeonthatsfunny


1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

03-01-2012 15:57:09 | More by ohcomeonthatsfunny
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-24-2012 21:40:38 | More by HamGlade10
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cynical1027

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2012 03:33:38 | More by cynical1027
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ChadT89

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-20-2012 01:25:40 | More by ChadT89
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-13-2012 07:34:49 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-11-2012 22:16:23 | More by Tyrawlings
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-11-2012 15:26:10 | More by JAHMUR
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bkaj21

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-08-2012 03:53:05 | More by bkaj21
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jeffjeff1

California

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up the other day at Travis AFB.

Appearance- amber color, thin head that goes away quickly

Smell- malt

Taste- big malt flavor up front

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- A pretty good beer, kinda average, nothing spectacular about it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:46:41 | More by jeffjeff1
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jtd335

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2012 21:15:03 | More by jtd335
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-05-2012 20:16:34 | More by rydev24
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Nerdophile

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.1%

02-03-2012 22:36:54 | More by Nerdophile
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-03-2012 20:28:53 | More by muskiesman
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2012 22:34:21 | More by jonathaniler
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-31-2012 10:49:47 | More by pperez38
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-30-2012 02:42:25 | More by jfcaa193
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear amber color with some nice tangerine highlights. The tan head displayed decent lacing and moderate lacing as well. The aroma was of caramel, bread, butter and a bit of toasted malt. The flavors were an interesting balance of very sweet caramel malt and dry but floral hops. The bready malt and dry yeast also came through in the middle and I also got some toast and pine nuts as it warmed up. The sweetness seemed a little too much for a Marzen to me and I wasn’t exactly ‘wowed’ but I suppose this could just be my impression of the Victory interpretation. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation moderate.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 22:10:00 | More by thekevlarkid
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-28-2012 23:03:09 | More by AndrewMichael
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beef13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2012 15:33:53 | More by beef13
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.