LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Victory - Amber colored. Medium malt characteristic with light hop flavoring. Incredibly smooth and not overly complex.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange-copper color, nice white foamy head. Has a light flowery and malty caremel aromas, sweet, balanced malts and clean tasting, light body, a little thin semi-watery mouthfeel, this is a decent oktoberfest, but nothing special.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 This is a very smooth Octoberfest, even though it's quite thin-bodied. Medium amber body, Aroma of Vanilla and honey. Tastes like a "Light" beer, but yet it is still drinkable. I am lowering my rating in the re-rate because it just doesn't have enough flavor - especially for a Victory beer!
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much head, but very high carbonation, and a burnt orange color. I can’t sense much in the aroma, maybe a little yeasty presence. I expected this to be a little more malty, but I can deal with that. The flavors are very subtle, but numerous. It tastes like liquid wheat bread with a little bit of honey on top. There even seems to be a hint on caramel in the mix. The finish is smooth and somewhat wheaty. Not the greatest of Victory’s products, but still quite good.
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a substantial head. Glowing orange/amber color (rather eerie), light in body and flavor. Good malt presence, hint of caramel, but mostly an average concoction.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured into the glass a amber/copper/orange color and was very clear, very bright, seemed to glow with the light. The head had an orange tint to its big foamy white mound. The aroma was of herbs, hops, bread (yeasty) malt and some hints of alcohol near the end, slight. The taste was of roasted bread malt, herbs, hops, caramel seemed to pick up near the middle of the tongue then ends with the nutty malt and slightly bitter hops flavor. A good example of this style of fest beer.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good beer from these guys. Not as creative as some others but solid still.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious rendition, brought to me courtesy Urbnhautebourg. Sweet, but only just so, a bit toasty caramel, a touch of hops at the close. Wonderful, and as Britt has said in the forum, very very similar to Dominion’s Octoberfest.
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not their best but a commendable solid beer. One of Victory’s initial launch, and among their least extreme products. I have a strong preference for their riskier offerings — Hop Devil or V10 — but this is a good, easy drinking beer. Beautiful clear golden beer with a white head, starts with sweet malt and fruit and finishes with a dry hoppy aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear amber color with a moderate light head. Nice caramel malt aromas. Very good malt flavors. If one fault a touch to hoppy for the style. A very good amber lager.