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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,639 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 29
Gots: 113 | 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 Jacobob10
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

Deep amber color with a small white head. Poor retention. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavor was lacking that dry, bready, Oktoberfest profile. Chalky mouthfeel. I'm usually a fan of Victory but this was a miss for me. I would recommend most German and some other American versions of the style over this one.

Jacobob10, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

R11415, Oct 22, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%

jimmyanthony60, Oct 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +13%

lccrunchy, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CorgiDad, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

drewfromboulder, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

barflybastard, Oct 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

aklude, Oct 20, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

ryanmcd, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

fox227, Oct 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Bieniek30, Oct 19, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +1.1%

dgaffney88, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

oriolesfan4, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Festbier - Victory Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a seidel, this brew's got a 3 finger thick lumpy off white head with spottier lacing, and a clear medium-dark amber body.

I smell a fruity characteristic alongside the usual caramelized malt traits associated with the style of brew.

The taste is that of fruit and sweeter notes much more than roasted malt tastes. A very unique take on a marzen brew, at least in my opinion.

Mouthfeel here is clean and crisp. Nothing lingers with this beer.


Overall a 4 for Festbier - Victory Brewing Company. I might grab this again, but it wasn't anything to write home about.

Caveworm, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

athomasPSU, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ConorGolden, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

blckwiteboy, Oct 18, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

jaswilson2, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kbarber, Oct 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Katieelizabeth21, Oct 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

Algar11, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

CJRubes, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TooGood, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

AnthonyVincent, Oct 15, 2014
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.