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

Pours a golden amber with OK head and lacing.

Nose is quite enjoyable. Yeast, earthy hops and sweet malt. Gritty, earthy toffee.

Taste is yeast dominated with a bit of the amber malt sweetness coming through, and gritty earthy toffee. Fruity, hoppy qualitites.

Mouthfeel is thin but appropriate for the style.

Overall quite a good beer, interesting somewhat Americanised take on an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Fcip78
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Victory's Festbeer is one of the better Marzen style beer available. Nice amount of malt, mouthfeel is pretty good. Marzens can be a little too light or way too much malt, but Festbeer is a perfect balance. Nice hop bitterness to cut some of maltyness.

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Photo of chim52chim
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Another orange-tinted amber beer, with a minutes worth of sand-colored foam head and mediocre lacing.

S. Very light on the nose, just a faint caramel malt with a dash of floral and citric peel hopping. Could benefit from about 20% strength amplification.

T. Kind of generic compared to other marzens. Malty sweetness and a kiss of noble hopping, nothing particularly memorable stands out as special or unique in the flavor here.

M. Pleasant enough medium body but somewhat undercarbonated in texture again...

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Photo of gloveman
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ohcomeonthatsfunny
1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ChadT89
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bkaj21
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up the other day at Travis AFB.

Appearance- amber color, thin head that goes away quickly

Smell- malt

Taste- big malt flavor up front

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- A pretty good beer, kinda average, nothing spectacular about it.

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Photo of jtd335
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of rydev24
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Nerdophile
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Festbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.72 out of 5 based on 1,945 ratings.
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