Zeltbier - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +19.6%
Having been to Munich several times for Octoberfest, I need to rank this as the most authentic "American" version of "tent" (zelt) beer I've ever enjoyed! I had this brew at Victory and they've hit a grandslam with this brew. Don't compare it to any other style of beer. The folks at Victory (who by the way trained in German) know what they're doing. Save yourself the time and $$$, try Zeltbier on a cool Autumn afternoon and you're in Munich!
12-27-2013 21:47:15 | More by Oliver_Twist
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
Growler into stout-style pint glass.
Pours with a short 1F head over a very clear light golden body. Head fades quickly to a whispy film. Looks like a macro.
Lots of freshly baked bread crust in the aroma - the yeast is all over this. Light sweetness, and a touch of cardboard.
Pretty smooth on the palate. Flavors are not your typical Marzen. Yes, lots of malt sweetness, but the hops are different...softer maybe? There is a corn-like sweetness that goes along with the fresh soft pretzel flavor. Just a kiss of hop bite in the finish. Feels richer than the ABV suggests (and I swear that it's listed as 7.2 at the brewpub).
Mouthfeel is lacking some carbonation (could just be the week in a growler), making this highly drinkable ... dare I say chugable. So it's spot on for the style.
I really enjoy this beer - it reminds me a lot of Paulaner's special "Wiesn Bier" that comes in the 1L can. Tasty, rich, and easy drinking for the ABV. And at $8 for a growler, it's a freaking absolute bargain.
12-02-2011 02:03:38 | More by BeerImmediately
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
Beer is yellow and clear, served on draft in a shaker pint. White head, small and large bubbles, moderate carbonaiton, moderate retention, some lacing.
Aroma is clean and mildly malty sweet.
Beer is wet and easy drinking, love it. I really do. This is my sort of beer, clean and clear and just a joy to drink. I want a keg of this. Definitely a repeat.
11-16-2012 18:13:27 | More by drabmuh
4.05/5 rDev +5.7%
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a scant white head. Nose is at first a light, grassy pilsner malt, with some fairly prominent yeast coming through as it opens. Flavor is sweet upfront, a banana kind of sweetness, with grassy yeast and a fairly prominent hop bite on the finish. This grew on me, it's very soft and enjoyable. Somewhere between a German pils, a saison, and even somewhat of an IPA. Kind of like an imperial pilsner saison, cool?
10-08-2011 02:56:21 | More by JAXSON
3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a clear medium golden color with a one finger white head that fades very rapidly. Upon fading there is only a very light lacing left on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a yeasty and biscuit smell. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a lighter citrus and some herbal aromas as well.
Taste – The taste begins of a drier malty flavor. Some flavors of a more lemon nature come to the tongue. With the lemon are notes of yeast and some hay-like flavors. Toward the end, grassy and herbal flavors along with the lightest bit of citrus sweetness move into the taste and create a lightly hopped crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. Both are good for the style and create a very crisp feel on the tongue.
Overall – A crisp and refreshing brew. While not the most complex, it is refreshing with a nice aftertaste left lingering on the tongue. Not too bad.
10-02-2012 00:48:28 | More by Darkmagus82
Zeltbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.