Zeltbier | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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85
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54 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): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Kegatron on 10-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
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Photo of Oliver_Twist
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Having been to Munich several times for Octoberfest, I need to rank this as the most authentic "American" version of "tent" (zelt) beer I've ever enjoyed! I had this brew at Victory and they've hit a grandslam with this brew. Don't compare it to any other style of beer. The folks at Victory (who by the way trained in German) know what they're doing. Save yourself the time and $$$, try Zeltbier on a cool Autumn afternoon and you're in Munich!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

More hops than malt but nicely balanced and very good. Poured from growler into tasting glass

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4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is yellow and clear, served on draft in a shaker pint. White head, small and large bubbles, moderate carbonaiton, moderate retention, some lacing.

Aroma is clean and mildly malty sweet.

Beer is wet and easy drinking, love it. I really do. This is my sort of beer, clean and clear and just a joy to drink. I want a keg of this. Definitely a repeat.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler into stout-style pint glass.

Pours with a short 1F head over a very clear light golden body. Head fades quickly to a whispy film. Looks like a macro.

Lots of freshly baked bread crust in the aroma - the yeast is all over this. Light sweetness, and a touch of cardboard.

Pretty smooth on the palate. Flavors are not your typical Marzen. Yes, lots of malt sweetness, but the hops are different...softer maybe? There is a corn-like sweetness that goes along with the fresh soft pretzel flavor. Just a kiss of hop bite in the finish. Feels richer than the ABV suggests (and I swear that it's listed as 7.2 at the brewpub).

Mouthfeel is lacking some carbonation (could just be the week in a growler), making this highly drinkable ... dare I say chugable. So it's spot on for the style.

I really enjoy this beer - it reminds me a lot of Paulaner's special "Wiesn Bier" that comes in the 1L can. Tasty, rich, and easy drinking for the ABV. And at $8 for a growler, it's a freaking absolute bargain.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a scant white head. Nose is at first a light, grassy pilsner malt, with some fairly prominent yeast coming through as it opens. Flavor is sweet upfront, a banana kind of sweetness, with grassy yeast and a fairly prominent hop bite on the finish. This grew on me, it's very soft and enjoyable. Somewhere between a German pils, a saison, and even somewhat of an IPA. Kind of like an imperial pilsner saison, cool?

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Zeltbier from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.81 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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