Festbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
84
good
1,943 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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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
Ratings:
1,943
Reviews:
788
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
239
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,943 |  Reviews: 788
Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber, perfectly transparent
S: Not much sticking out besides some toasty caramel malt
T: Huge toasty grains, light caramel, toffee, bready, some dark fruit
M: Medium and easy drinking
O: A good beer but there are others of the style that I will take over this

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Deep amber with an off-white head. Initial impression is nutty, bready maltiness. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both kind of middle of the road, which is fine for the style. Finish is smooth with a lingering bready aftertaste. It's OK but not particularly exciting.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber color with a small but sturdy head.

Smells of sweet dessert-bread, with the malt really dominating. I get some subtle floral and herbal notes. This smells like a fairly conventional take on the style.

This drinks very smoothly, and while the taste is overall quite balanced, it is the sweet roasty chocolate aftertaste that really stands out. This isn't a chocolate stout or anything, but the chocolate really is quite prevalent rather than the more typical caramel.

After seeing how this looked, and the way it smelled, I was ready to shut up store and label this a solid yet sort of boring take on the style. In fact, this is more than that. The chocolate-feel is unique for the style and offers a fun twist. I haven't really had a beer from Victory that I loved up to this point - and feel quite comfortable saying that this, alongside Prima Pils, this is the brewery's best.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

**
09/13/2013
Weak aroma.Copper color. Small Creamy head.Light vegetable taste with some sweetness.a little flat. Also had on tap at Victory Brewing at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia before Seahawks - Eagles game. Go Hawks.

**

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buddance
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Wingnut93
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skorze
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlvinLin
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walleybeer
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay. Didn't Iove.

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Photo of EMH73
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong caramel malt, pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight nut, hint of butterscotch, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight earthy malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and hint of yeast. Overall, a little too sweet and the nuts are an odd characteristic, but otherwise a decent Oktoberfest.

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

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

Photo of devilfluff
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | 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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