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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 25
Gots: 64 | 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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Photo of LumpyGuitar
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up on a whim, I'm a sucker for seasonals.

Poured a crisp amber with an orangey hue. Thin white head and no lacing.

Smell is faintly earthy, with a faint waft of hop and yeast.

Taste is pretty average fare for the style, bittersweet with a mild hop presence, yeast is sharper than I'd like.

Mouthfeel is again average. Fairly light with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability here is lower for me. I can tell from others in the style what I think this should be - clean, crisp, with a light hop feel and a nice and easy mouthfeel and drinkability. I can't say that this doesn't match that profile, but what I can say is that it doesn't do it very well, at least the way I like it. Theres better out there but this is a good try.

LumpyGuitar, Sep 05, 2008
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

mquinn919, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

chim, Sep 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

HiWire, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

akttr, Oct 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ScottHeidrich119, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of TheDudeRules
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Surly pint.

Pours an amber red with a full finger and a half of off white foam. Dissipates rather quickly. Lots of caramel malt in the nose. Biscuit too. Rather ho hum malty flavor. I wish I could be more positive or negative. This beer is rather average at best.

TheDudeRules, Aug 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.