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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle
Aroma: Not much to speak of... wheat bread
Appearance: Nice orange/amber with slightly off-white head
Taste: Wheat bread, some slight nuttiness
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, smooth, slightly bitter in finish
Overall: Pretty average marzen. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (290) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma is not strong with dough and floral hints. It has an amber color but not much of a head. It’s hoppy and smooth with hints of a yeast flavor. It’s a decent all the way around.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (351) - - SEP 13, 2013
Not much aroma that sticks out. Nice copper color. Small but creamy head. Light vegetable taste with some sweetness. A little flat.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillsmafiaCO (10) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Decent Oktoberfest take, could be better especially with the victory name. Seemed better to me a few years ago..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Best by January 13 2014, printed very small near the neck - almost wipes off. Pours out a rich amber color with tan head. Smells like sweet bready malts, sour dough, herbal and earthy hops. Taste is bready almost doughy, some caramel, with a clean noble hop finish. Also getting some raisins. Mouthfeel is rich and full but not too heavy; sessionable. Overall this is one of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had from anywhere. Honestly Id rather drink a fresh unpasteurized American version than take a gamble on an imported one. Not my favorite beer style but worth a visit in September during "Oktoberfest". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (286) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Middle of the road fest bier...nothing great nothing yucky....expected a little more from victory... My wife's likes it though... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. A marzen beer that is only average. I love this style but this is not one of the better examples of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1855) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bread and a hint of hops. Taste is sweet malts, toast and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EchoStrat (3) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
A nice classic Oktoberfest . Great malt character. Very drinkable beer. Perfect to bring in the fall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (67) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Malty bread like aroma. Deep amber color with a white head. Average head retention. Biscuit and very toasty flavor. Clean lager profile. Contains a higher percentage of Munich/Vienna malt than a typical German marzen. Overall, it would be a more drinkable beer if it had a higher percentage of pils malt like a traditional German marzen style Oktoberfest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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