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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Decent pour with a tiny bit of head. Smell and taste are both vegetably, marzen-like, really nothing special. Palate was pretty balanced, pretty nice, but again, doesn’t really do much for me. An average beer at most, though sticks to the style pretty well.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 another pretty looking october beer. clear copper w/ quickly dissipating head. aroma of malt and caramel. decent. re-rate: 5/5/5/3/10 beautiful reddish hue with off white head, it has tea like aroma but also slight sweet and caramellly. the flavor has hints of biscuit and munich malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
amber color with medium white head...aroma of sugary malts, caramels, but a tad indistinct...flavor is of caramels, sugars, and a touch of flowery hops...good palate

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2005
I am a huge fan of Victory and have been for a long time- but this beer is not their strongest. It’s not flawed in any way, but there are other American versions of Octoberfest beers that are more flavorful, Brooklyn and Dominion are two that I have tried this year that come to mind. This tasted more like a basic lager without the caramel notes that I usually assosciate with Fest beers. Good, butnot Victory’s best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is light Euro-lager sweetness with moderate grassy hops. Pours a bright transparent amber witih a small white head. Flavor is just like the aroma. Euro-lager sweetness up front with a grassy hop finish. Very bland and not a good example of the style in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2005
On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Clear amber hued beer having average sized white head with excellent lacing. Nice malty aroma. Soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Dry palate that starts hoppy with little malt and finishes dry and hoppy. An enjoyable beer, especially with garlicky pizza.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Another dissapointing brew from these guys. No aroma to speak of. Flavor has lots of toasted malt, with a touch of caramel. Finishes with a rather watered down malt sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1283) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Pours a brown orange clear color with small amount of fizzy white head. Caramel malt aroma with sweet fruit undertones. Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, sweet apple orange flavors, with a nice amount of citrus hoppiness thrown in their too. Overall, this is a much more robust oktoberfest beer and I particularly liked that

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2005
An excellent oktoberfest. One of the best US versions. Almost as good as the German ones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1085) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
pretty decent dark oktoberfest. mild aroma, mostly toasted nutty malt and some lager-like yeastiness. nicely malted body, very nutty and toasted bread flavors that make it seem like it was aged in a cedar cask for a while with the distinctive woodiness. very pleasant.


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