Festbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2002

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Photo of Dave1999
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head.

The smell is sweet malts and caramel.

The taste follows the smell caramel and malts.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, pretty much what you would expect from an Octoberfest, definately one of the better ones.

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Photo of MKrauss
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of qcghost
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of deebo
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of NickyDee21
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid a medium dark amber with good Carbonation. The head is 1 finger 1 thick, off white and leaves some lace.

The smell is big caramel malt.

The taste follows, very nice light toasty caramel flavor.

The mouthfeel is good medium body but almost too much carbonation.

The drinkability is good, this beer war brewed to session. MK

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Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brocktune
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of goochpunch
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep orange, woody amber body. No head. Smells of toasty malts, caramel, wort, and very clean yeast. Up front there is heavy toast and caramel. Aftertaste has very solid bitterness and strong breadiness and maltiness. The toast takes a lot away from that. Mouthfeel is a little heavier than medium bodied, and the carbonation is very assertive on the tongue. Overall a good American example of an Oktoberfest, but not great. Too much toast for me.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer came a dark burgundy with some orange highlights and no head. Smelled of a smoky sweet lager with some pasty oats and a slight nip of unobtrusive hops. Tasted of fruity raspberries, doughy and pasty oat malt with a nice bitter snap in the finish. Mouth feel was medium bodied with a sharp electric small bubbled carbonation.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - poured from a bottle into my rolling rock pint glass.
it was an amber/orangish color with a little foam that disappeared quickly into a tiny ring of bubbles

S - slightly sweet malty aroma

T - as expected from an oktoberfest, slightly sweet malt, a bit of zestiness on the tongue

M/D - not a bad beer for the style, not a whole lot of flavor but a good beer overall.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of BeerThursdays
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Ale House in Vestal. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A nice copper color with good bubbles and a slightly off-white lingering head in raindrop lacing but no real sheets.

Smell: A good malt body with hints of honey, caramel, earthiness, maple, an a bit of citrus hops to round it out.

Taste: A very solid brew for the fall, with enough nice complexity from the malt flavors, a clean yet mildly sweet malt body contending with the finishing milder citrus hops. I like the maple and honey aspect here, as it gives off the sweetness nicely, but at the same time, the finishing hops are well-balanced to keep things highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a moderate creaminess.

Drinkability: Another solid brew from Victory. One I will be seeking out in the future during the season.

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Photo of Corburk
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Festbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,943 ratings.
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