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Zeltbier - Victory Brewing Company

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Zeltbier
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86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 10-25-2010)
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Photo of Oliver_Twist
4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Oliver_Twist, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Oakenator, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of dcolatriano
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

dcolatriano, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

JJStorm, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of pat_usher
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

pathman, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

touchmeimsac, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

BeerImmediately, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

drabmuh, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of JAXSON
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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?

JAXSON, Oct 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

jeddis1, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ububru, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +5%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

ChipMurray, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

pearljam118, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

TheFightfan1, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

InsuranceGuy, May 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zekeman17, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Shandycan, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

lupercmda, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Darkmagus82, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of ensign11
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ensign11, Mar 05, 2013
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Zeltbier from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.