blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a brassy amber in color with a small head that became a ring in the glass. smell is malted with caramel, a slight metallic, and a slight pear sweetness. taste is medium mouth feel, plenty of malts but not overdone, and smooth on the drinking.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve found some of victory’s beers to be a little to thin for the syle before, but I think that actually works for them here. Too often american octoberfests are too malty, from excess munich and crystal malts, to the point where they are hard to drink. This one is orange-amber, small white head. Very smooth malty flavor, appropriately hopped. Easy drinking and enjoyable with a smooth finish. Tastes like what I would expect a good german O-fest that’s still fresh would taste like.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel aroma. sweet flavored malts, finish’s with a hint of hops. very watery
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper, with a head that quickly fades. This beer has some malty sweetness, may be a bit overcarbonated and the hop bitterness is more than usual. Not a bad beer.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong grainy malt and caramel aroma. Copper color with small head. Caramel and strong barley malt flavor with a mild hops finish. A very nice festbier - I really like the flavor of the malt in this beer, and it has much more body than most beers in this style.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an attractive caramel color with small head. Aroma is yeasty with notes of maple syrup, honey, lemon, and slight floral hops. Flavor is slightly malty with nice notes of honey and grain to compliment the yeast. Pretty good for a lager. Not altogether light, which I think is a good thing.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber that has a brownish/orangue hue to it. Creme head. This beer just looks good.Nose has some leafy character to it. Just earthy overall. Flavor is vibrant and full. Nice deeper leaf tone to it. Very, very minor roasted thing going on. Leaves what I think is an inky aftertaste. Feel has a very good level of carbonation to it and the liquid is good. Overall a good marzen. Probably a bit too deep to make a session out of it, but would probably pair very well with food.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. pours clear brown orange, minimal head. aroma reminded me of honey. light, clean honey. nice malt and grain flavors in the taste. dry, light bitter finish. a solid lager. nothing too complex, but they did well on the malts. my wife liked this one a lot.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours transparent, reddish-orange. Dill and vinegar on the nose over a brawny malt foundation. Touches of caramel and biscuit character. Tastes similarly vegetal and mildly sour. A bit of lemonade, some butterscotch and musty noble hops. The quietest hint of mint leaves. Not quite on the right track here. Cornbread and a metallic twinge precede a stale and salty malt finish. Like sea air. Mildly heavy in the mouth, and hardly smooth. The bar is not so high, but this one misses it a bit.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful amber with minimal white head. Phenolic aroma. Victory is one of my favorite microbreweries and this did not disappoint. Tangy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable brew. Picked up rather early in the season and would recommend a few bottles while grilling. Unsure why this is limited to the winter season. Glad I live in Atlanta so I can enjoy on the deck while hovering over some burgers and dogs.