Festbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
1,978 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:
#31,779
Reviews:
800
Ratings:
1,978
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.68
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
257
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,978 |  Reviews: 800
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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2.76/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Urk1127
2.44/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into tumbler. Brown. Not much of a head or lacing. Smell is sweet caramel. Malty. Taste is dry sweet bold malt. I do not like marzens mostly and this we not much different than those.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 15 Nov 2008.

Poured in 0.4 L glass stein. Small parchment colored head. Medium carbonation. Clear rusty copper color. Aroma is light, slight maltiness and apples. Flavor is also light, caramel and pecans. Moderate maltiness. Finishes somewhat acrid. Medium light body. Alcohol very light.

Not my favorite from Victory.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory Festbier
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a very light brown with an orange tint. Minimal head on top that leaves little spots of sticky lacings on the glass.

The nose is malty sweet with a touch of hops in the background.

Thick, syrupy caramel flavors with a strong malt backbone. Hints of toasted malts with a nice hop snap. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and soft.

A solid Marzen from Victory that captures all of the beauty of this seasonal lager.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12-ounce bottle poured into a pint willi glass yields a clear, bright golden-orange body capped with a thin layer of grainy, off-white foam. A slow and steady stream of active carbonation feeds the cap of bubbles, barely sustaining its ability to leave a few freckles of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity with a toasty, brown sugary maltiness and a soft note of tangy fermented grain.

The taste is mellow and nutty-sweet with an oily, semi-seco malty cereal syrupiness. A note of dilute brown sugar and wet corn flakes contributes to the theme, overpowering a touch of bitterness that makes a fleeting appearance mid-mouthful. Just a touch of hop spiciness lingers late in the aftertaste.

The drink is light-bodied, lightly-carbonated, and heavy on the drinkability.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard shaker.

Pours a clear brown with two fingers of head that dissipate quickly with little lacing. Bready aromas of pumpernickle and seedless rye. Spicy yeast quality shines through, which is totally unexpected.

The flavors of brown bread are in the forefront, but a really terrific spicy flavors shine through and bring out nuances that I never expected. Mouthfeel is prickly from the spice and carbonation.

A truly well put together and interesting take on the style. A beer I will keep coming back to as the leaves change year after year. Well done, Victory.

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Festbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 1,978 ratings
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