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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,318 Ratings
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good

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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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swtdixie91

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Tennessee

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Minimal head. Minimal carbonation.

Minimal lacing.

Nice clear copper appearance.

Nice fall aroma, but a little weak. Pumpkin, orange?

Taste is lager and pumpkin with a little mushroom.

Mouth feel is light with a little chew to it.

Taste lasts quite a while.

Overall it is a nice drinkable fall lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:45:03 | More by seanlanefuller
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-08-2013 01:12:01 | More by aszatk01
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-07-2013 18:00:25 | More by Luweezy
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

11-07-2013 06:46:24 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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jopezu

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-06-2013 16:47:37 | More by jopezu
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-06-2013 01:18:18 | More by Kyrojack
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-06-2013 00:49:10 | More by RichardMNixon
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced quickly to nothing. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel, toasted malts, a little nutty, and some grassy hops.

Taste: You get caramel, nuts, chewy toasted and bready malts, and mild grassy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium carbonation, a little watery, and light bodied.

Overall: A solid fall classic from Victory. Simple, easy, and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 08:44:11 | More by Flounder57
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-03-2013 21:02:01 | More by JimGlonke
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 04:08:36 | More by BodiesLexus
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head that has some retention. The head is slightly off white with hints of yellow while the body is a medium to dark amber with reddish hints which appears as pale to medium amber with reddish hints in the light.

Nose- Not terribly complex with some presence. It's mostly malts- grain, cereal, and biscuit. Some toasted notes and a little bit of cornflake. Not that interesting but fairly true to the style. Swirling gives the malt aroma more complexity and more presence.

Taste- Pretty reflective of the nose and starts off with the same sweet malt (slight hint of raisins) and runs the gamut of grain, cereal, and biscuit. Not much of a hop profile at all, though there was a slight chalkniness to the middle and a bit of wood to the finish. The malt is fairly complex but I've never found the malt bills to most lagers to be very interesting. This is well put together but doesn't intrigue me at all. Toasted notes start to rise as it opens up and makes this beer more interesting though, once again, toasted notes aren't my favorite. Seems to be fairly true to the style but seems just a bit above average to me. A bit of ash seems to appear as well. The rich malt seems indicative of melanoidins.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with good amount of creaminess. The carbonation is low key and the dry finish really keeps the malt bill focused. My favorite aspect of this beer.

Drinkability- Great mouthfeel gives this beer a sessionable quality. Pretty standard price for a craft six pack.

Overall- Above average good beer which seems to be a good representation of a style I generally don't like but need to have more experience with. Definitely worth a try- the mouthfeel is the star.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:39:40 | More by artoolemomo
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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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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-01-2013 13:35:37 | More by jegross2
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IPhantom

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-01-2013 00:18:53 | More by IPhantom
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-31-2013 02:29:30 | More by OKCNittany
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-30-2013 23:43:30 | More by AMCPhD
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful semi-clear/semi-cloudy, golden amber color, with reddish/orange highlights, and a full finger of white head that quickly dissolved into an extremely thin halo of foam gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Malty and bready. Notes of freshly baked biscuits, black pepper and honey.

Taste: Malty and bready up front, like freshly baked rye bread, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, notes of caraway seeds, and black pepper. Finished with some nicely balanced hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium but with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.6%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another solid American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Nicely balanced between malt and hops and sweetness. I’d certainly get it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 01:43:46 | More by Jeffreysan
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-29-2013 22:51:36 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-28-2013 23:03:19 | More by Segelstrom
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-28-2013 04:17:15 | More by Beermazter310
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kbettenh

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

10-27-2013 21:23:03 | More by kbettenh
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-25-2013 16:59:58 | More by bigpoppa67
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-22-2013 22:02:45 | More by bsm80x
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-22-2013 18:01:56 | More by grumpygerman
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,318 ratings.