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Festbier - Victory Brewing Company

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1,369 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 700
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 38 | 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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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

A: orange/copper body, finger beige head,
light lacing

S: caramel, bread, malt, grain

T: caramel, nutty, big malt/sweet bread, mild
bitter/earthy finish

M: med body, solid carbonation/smooth mouth

O: Very flavorful American Marzen brew, Love
the style and brewery. Would get again + recommend.

QUITE NICE, WORTH TRYING!

08-16-2012 16:54:54 | More by BeerLover99
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 12 oz mug- pours a clear dark orange with one finger of light beige head, decent retention, minimal lacing.

Smell is pretty grainy- munich barley, a hint of caramel. Good, but a little faint.

Taste is very nice and certainly a rousing oktoberfest. Lots of good solid barley flavor, some caramel, a little toffee, BARELY noticeable hops that just sort of tend the edges of the malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is good as well- medium bodied, light carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Very drinkable. I love this style but haven't had the opportunity to try too many- this one is good but perhaps in a month I might say differently.

08-15-2012 23:29:19 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Dethklok

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-15-2012 08:10:20 | More by Dethklok
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-12-2012 22:41:17 | More by GaryMarkle84
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mzeld

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-11-2012 18:32:33 | More by mzeld
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boxofhate

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-05-2012 19:39:09 | More by boxofhate
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-05-2012 02:48:11 | More by mattparsons
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-03-2012 01:05:10 | More by WDJersey
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JerryOzog

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73%

07-28-2012 22:53:05 | More by JerryOzog
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-28-2012 04:20:14 | More by thebigredone
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

Enjoyed at the brewpub in Downingtown, PA

A: thin head which may be related to the pour on a clear golden with copper hues body. Nice lacing.

S: toasted and sweet caramel malts. Light herbal and earthy hop notes. Fairly simple and a light aroma.

T: toasted and caramel malts throughout. Oak and nuts. This one isn't very spicy and is very simple as so many breweries do with this style. Light citrus bitterness up front as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: typical large craft brewery marzen. Doesn't have the spiciness or malt profile to stand out or be memorable. Very drinkable and clean overall.

07-27-2012 17:07:40 | More by kylehay2004
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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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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-19-2012 23:17:36 | More by TheNightwatchman
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OldmanPHX


4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-16-2012 05:01:07 | More by OldmanPHX
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-15-2012 22:49:05 | More by ncworster
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a medium orange amber. Slight head dissipated slowly leaving light lacing. Grainy, light malt aroma. Caramel, malt, slightly sweet. A pleasant light malty ale. A straightforward, but unremarkable Marzen.

07-12-2012 03:36:39 | More by LiquidAmber
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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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jda007

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-05-2012 16:18:19 | More by jda007
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-04-2012 11:33:16 | More by jbaker67
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Leftfield00

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-30-2012 19:54:11 | More by Leftfield00
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jburke87

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2012 19:07:41 | More by jburke87
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-18-2012 04:57:59 | More by CarolinaKev
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-08-2012 05:52:10 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-06-2012 18:56:00 | More by Thirsty2383
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briandaube

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

06-02-2012 22:16:23 | More by briandaube
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.