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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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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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DmanGTR

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2013 22:17:47 | More by DmanGTR
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trbergman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 03:21:28 | More by trbergman
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-16-2014 21:15:33 | More by thestoutmaster
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-29-2012 22:48:44 | More by Proclarush
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-01-2013 22:42:36 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2012 17:59:40 | More by hockeyfighter19
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-18-2012 21:13:01 | More by rabiddawg
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-06-2013 18:28:36 | More by pottergator
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-29-2013 03:59:06 | More by JMurphy41
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GennyCreamAle

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-15-2013 23:14:34 | More by GennyCreamAle
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-05-2013 13:10:05 | More by lobos62
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verge

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2013 21:50:49 | More by verge
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2012 16:05:07 | More by rolltide8425
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grayburn

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very pretty copper color with virtually no head, and the head that there is disappears rapidly with no lacing. Not sure what happened here, as there are bubbles of co2 flying all around the glass.

The smell is a bit one dimensional, there might be some malty depths and hoppiness going on somewhere, but all I can really pull from it is a faint sense of alcohol.

The complexity of the malt really comes through in the flavor, very well rounded with just a touch of hop flavor to balance things out. The appearance and smell had me worried, but this is a nice tasting beer.

The mouthfeel starts off nice and heavy and finishes dry with just a hint of bitterness, nice.

Easy drinking, a bit over carbonated but not shabby at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 22:15:44 | More by grayburn
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-15-2013 01:21:21 | More by JJStorm
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Cavalry Brewing Co. pint glass.

A: A clear, light copper color with ample carbonation which rushes to a thin head of off-white foam and quickly settles to a bubbly resin. Clarity is good, if not for a slight chilled haze.

S: Very malty; loads of sweet, rich, biscuity caramel malts with a light, buttery fruity aroma as well. Depths are evident in the robust malt aroma.

T: Good, sweet, bready caramel malts coat the palate and lend a slight, spicy, nutty flavor as well. Some slight malt bitterness and even slighter hop bitterness comes through, like a balanced European style lager should. Finishes slightly sweet and spicy.

M: Medium bodied mouthfeel, a little sweet and full at times, but fairly balanced and enjoyable.

D: A pretty drinkable American marzen lager where malts are truly the showcase. The 5.6% ABV is very manageable and although it doesn't have the depth or balance to be an elite Oktoberfest, it's a pretty strong option. Pair it with a beer brat or some potato salad and you're set.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 00:29:50 | More by Gambrinus1184
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elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-08-2013 16:57:14 | More by elchingen
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-06-2013 23:23:17 | More by DrewSnyc667
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-15-2012 16:17:15 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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welldigger888

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear orange copper hue. Nice FAT fluffy head that after some time settles to a solid raft of 1/4" head leaving ample lacing. Well played! AWESOME

A nice soft malt forward aroma, with good quality bready notes and a touch of caramel bringing the right amount of sweet to the delicate noble hop aromas that linger. Again, well played!

A very well balanced brew, that lets the malt take the stage. Complimented by the earthy soft hops.

Nice medium body on a give me more brew. Dry finish making this easily quaffed.

Excellant version that I look forward to each college football season. These folks Know how to brew quality brew. GO GAMECOCKS!!!

Serving type: growler

09-15-2012 00:39:24 | More by welldigger888
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-10-2013 22:53:51 | More by swtdixie91
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JackStraw22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Beer pours a crystal clear amber body, very nice to look at. About an inch of off-white head. Retention wasn't great.

Smell: Nice nutty aroma, malty but not sweet. Slightly spicy.

Taste/feel: Clean malty taste at first. Crisp mouthfeel and a light clean bitterness. There's a big nutty/cheesey aftertaste that gets addictive the more I drink.

Good Oktoberfest beer, certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2005 01:20:09 | More by JackStraw22
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VaTechPhilly

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-06-2013 02:58:42 | More by VaTechPhilly
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athegreatest83

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-20-2013 23:00:30 | More by athegreatest83
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Jsher

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-24-2013 18:14:23 | More by Jsher
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.