Festbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BA SCORE
52.8%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 1,964 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,302
Reviews:
796
Ratings:
1,964
Liked:
1,037
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.81%
Alströms:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
249
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Poured from the bottle into a ghandi-bot tulip.

A: Beautiful dark orange with compact head that dissipates into a very thin ring.

S: Malty, big caramel malts. Beautiful. Yeast and hops are mild and very much in the background.

T: Follows nose and is perfect velvety creamy and very slightly slick on the palate. Roasted honey sweet like notes and some of the hops present as tea-like.

M: creamy, medium full end of the spectrum. finishes with that tea-like note and then goes creamy and sweet but never cloying.

O: very nice and perfect for fall.

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12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Dark amber. Smallish head.

S - General hoppiness. Earthy aroma, small hints of of caramel and smoke.

T - Solid malt backbone. Slight amount of hoppy bitterness. I notice earthy hops. An ever so slight bit of smokiness. Solid malt backbone has elements of toasted wheat bread and earthiness.

D - Slightly thick. About how a Marzen should be. Definitely drinkable.

O - A solid Oktoberfest. I don't drink a lot of this style as so many seem similar to me, and there isn't much variation it seems. This is a solid Oktoberfest though. Somehwta complex, full of flavor and fairly easy to drink. I recommend it.

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Look: Dark amber, off white lacing.

Smell: Toasted malt, caramel sweetness, earthly, spicy.

Taste: Toasted wheat bread, Herbal hops, Caramel, nice chocolate after taste in the finish as the brew warms up. Highly drinkable.

Feel: Medium body,soda pop-esque carbonation.

Overall: This is a first for the Marzen style. This is a well polished, well balanced and highly easy drinking brew. This is worthy.

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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 52.8% out of 100 with 1,964 ratings
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