jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear copper with amber hues. Initially a one finger off-white head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Very malty aroma of caramel, roasted almonds, fresh grains, biscuits, and wheat bread. Even getting a good amount of grassy hops in the nose. Taste is heavy toasted caramel malts up front with wheat, bitter earthy hops, and doughy bread. Long, lingering finish of toasty caramel malts. Clean and crisp. Medium bodied, slick texture, slightly higher than average carbonation. Highly drinkable. This is Oktoberfest done right! Maybe not the defining Oktoberfest beer, but should certainly be in the top 10 of any Oktoberfest best of lists.
PintPiner (20) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Slight malty aroma. Orange-copper color. 1/4" white head that quickly dissipates, little lacing. Moderate carbonation with medium body & mouthfeel. Malty flavor with some carapmel & a hint of breadiness. I enjoyed this beer.
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DrinkEmUpJones (1055) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel malt aroma. clear, golden orange color with thin lacing. caramel, malt, sweet bread flavors. palate is clean ith a lingering finish. Very good.
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a decent malty color with a slightly reddish orange color to it. The head was a nice white but minimal head that quickly disappeared. The smell is a nice malty smell with a good maltiness and a mild nuttiness to it. The taste starts of with a great malty, nutty flavor but it quickly fades away to nothing, which was disappointing. The mouthfeel was a lingering malt and nuttiness but was minimal at best although it tasted better after I belched. Overall, a decent marzen style beer but my only concern was drinking an october beer in july. I wouldn’t search this beer out but wouldn’t shun it if it was available either.
dogfish120love (829) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper in color with an off white lacing. Aroma consists of caramel, toffee and bread. Mildly sweet.
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper amber with hues of gold as it’s shows off it’s exceptional clarity. Almost tan colored head of foam that fell to a nice ring and a film on top. Carbonation can be seen streaming up.
Nose is terrific. It is doughy malt, yeasty bread and herbal hops. Perfectly simple. The hops are earthy and give a nice perfume. The malt has a bit of sweetness to it. This beer is decoction brewed.
Taste is firm and and medium bodied with a bit of slickness to the mouthfeel. It’s crisp and it has nutty toasted grain. Lightly sweet bread and herbal earthy hops. Finishes semi dry and with plenty of malt flavor to linger in the aftertaste.
Victory has the habit of making clean and crisp brews that are sharp, meaning distinct and clear. That’s what this beer was. Clean, subtly sweet and earthy. It has abundant flavor and a palate that is ready for anything from burgers to pasta primavera.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent deep gold with white lacing. Smells of malt and lager yeast. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
nathan30533 (458) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good octoberfest brew. Good dark amber pour. Little head. Good malt taste.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Downingtown Fall Festival. Pours a clean amber orange with thin beige head and soapy lace. Nose of bread, nut, roasted malt, caramel. Sweet with minimal hop presence and bitterness. Medium body.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good solid average Octoberfest good mouthfeel. Sweet good carbonation. Enjoyable but no head.
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