Festbier - Victory Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark amber to light brown and clear, some sustaining head at edges. Smell there isn't much, mildly sweet, little nutty, reminds me a little of the candy burnt peanuts.
The taste is similar to the smell, some nutty sweetness before the lager bitterness grabs hold to turn the taste a little fruity, a hint of preachiness. The taste end very crisply, like a nice lager should.
A nice beer, but I think it lacks a little bitterness bite near the end like I expect in an Oktoberfest. Would be a decent choice for a fall session beer, for sure, however.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 03:09:30 | More by cjgiant
3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer to me from Victory Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. Expectations are about moderate, given the style and the brewery.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours about one finger of thin soapy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Body color is a beautiful burnt copper with stunning clarity. Very nice.
S - Smell is pretty light, but nice. Subdued nutty roasted malt character, toasted grains, and some brown bread.
T - Taste follows the nose: nutty malt, toasted grain, hint of corn, wet paperboard, and some metallic well water presence. Maltiness belongs to the Munich malts, I think.
M - Feel is clean, smooth, and malty with a somewhat metallic well watery finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, a solid, if slightly above average representation of the style by Victory. Crisp and light with a rewarding, moderate 5.60% abv. Definitely makes for a nice fall / winter warmer. Recommended.
Victory Festbier ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 19:43:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,329 ratings.