drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent Lager. One of the better Oktoberbest beers (not my favorite styles). I don’t understand some of the critiques here regarding hops. Why would a Lager be hoppy? It wouldn’t.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this beer is surprisingly average. I’m a big fan of Victory but this beer is weak. Its a bit more tart than I feel a marzen should be - I like them of the sweet side. It does have a nice aftertaste and a nice dark amber look. But all in all it average.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold w/ off white head. Aroma is malt, metallic, and slightly skunky. Flavor is malt, metallic, caramel, and bitter.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint, sweet, malty aroma. Pours amber with thin amber/white head. Semi sweet malty flavor with nicely balanced hops throughout. Smooth, clean, malty finish. Another great beer from Victory.
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent marzen beer. Highly drinkable and deeply malted. This not a hopped up dark lager, rather more of a malted smooth drinker. Not too sweet.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin white head with copper color and effervescence. Aroma is faint sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, hops with some bite. Slightly flat aftertaste. OK carbonation.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice bodied copper color beer, this one was enjoyable for the summertime. Lacing was very nice and the aroma hard to pick up. Flavor was definitely dominated by the malts (caramel) with some hop action going on in the background. Refreshing beer with a decent body, but my bottle experience was noticeably not as good as the draft, which just had a fresher and crisper taste to it.
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to pineypower. Poured golden amber with a smallish head that faded to nothing. Aromas were very faint. Some maltiness but not much. Flavors were better with all that classic oktoberfest malts coming through. Hops were faint and left me with malt in the aftertaste after the hop bite faded. Not my favorite. Takes a lot to impress me in this style
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light copper color with tiny off white head. Aroma has fair amount of lightly kilned malts (munich), slightly estery, fair amount of caramel and touch of raisens. Favor is malty, slightly chewy, obvious caramel. Finish is rather dry with a faint metallic hint.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a goodoff-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and sweet malts. Flavor is bitter upfront, citrusy, sweet, malty, with a smooth finish.