Festbier - Victory Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
Victory Festbier has a medium, cream-colored head, a bright, yet hazy, orange/amber appearance, some bubble streams and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy bread crust, medium-roasted malt, and a slight hop zing. Taste is of all of those elements, and there is even a bit of sourness, here. Mouthfeel is medium, and Victory Festbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and absolutely and completely drinkable. Overall, this is really very delicious!
12-26-2013 17:19:00 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
12 oz bottle best by 1/6/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy burnt-orange color with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Lots of malt, a bit of caramel, bread aromas
T: Matches the nose. A bit sweet, just the slightest kiss of hops but mostly leavened whole-grain dough
M: Medium-bodied with an unexpected tickle of carbonation
O: A bit sweet for my tastes, pleasant overall
12-24-2013 06:46:16 | More by ONUMello
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Poured into tulip; glowing amber-orange with a moderate white head that foams up and then descends quickly into a ring of bubbles with some patches of single-bubble-thick foam floating around.
Smell is soft bready malt, with a crisp twang of hops at the end.
Taste follows the nose, bready toasted malt with a crisp finish of earthy/bitter hops at the end. Aftertaste is semi-dry, with a crisp pinch of planty hop bitterness melding with breadiness.
Mouthfeel is medium-light, crisp and well-carbonated.
Overall, a tasty and simple beer. I could definitely drink a few of these.
12-17-2013 01:29:42 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
3.75/5 rDev +1.4%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Clear dark orange, half a finger of fizzy white head, no lacing.
S - Sweet malt, some grains, a touch of floral quality, some caramel.
T - Balanced sweetness, dried flowers, grain, caramel, bread, light herbal touch.
M - Smooth, and moderately clean, a bit dry on finish.
O - Good marzen style of beer, Victory is usually reliable when it comes to their styles.
12-15-2013 01:00:55 | More by Omnium
District of Columbia
3.6/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
12-10-2013 03:09:30 | More by cjgiant
3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
12-09-2013 19:43:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Festbier from Victory Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,346 ratings.