rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear deep amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, grapes, citrus, toffee notes. Roasted malty flavor, caramel, sourish notes.
VictorStr (1564) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tillsammans med en sallad. Söt maltig aroma. Balanserad och len i smak och kropp.
Nisse666 (4718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from SB sons 2014-09-05 Göteborg
AR: glue, bolied vegtables, ripe citrus fruits
AP: clear amber, stouthy wee bubbly beige steady head
F: ripe citrus fruits, over boiled vegtables, wee sour dough, bread syrup, naaa this one wasn’t good
SamTheBarrel (544) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml brown bottle, pours cloudy copper colored with a small frothy beige head, that reduced quickly. Aroma of caramel, toffee, orange zest and bread. Flavours of caramel, toffee, orange zest, spices and bread. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Victory Festbier is great for the style, flavorful with plenty of malts, maybe slightly too sweet.
Jorn69 (1449) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Havregatan. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget (21:-). Malty and sweet with caramely and nutty notes, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry with nutty notes.
bubblehouse (634) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice taste. Good and malty but a little lacking in the aroma. Looks good and would drink again.
ContemplateBeer (1658) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toasty, bready malts with caramel glaze. Fairly spicy hop presence; sweet potatoes? Appearance: Dark copper pour with a foamy tan head that settles into a patchy ring, nice; natural looking carbonation. Flavor: Very malty as you’d expect, but almost something here reminiscent of a pumpkin beer. Not bad, but unexpected. Quite spicy, almost like some rye addition (surely not!) but that’s what keeps coming to mind; pumpernickel like. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Hmm. It’s a tasty beer, but something seems odd to me. Strange.
solidfunk (4888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good for what it is. Would be easy to drink in a stein, but then again I’ve had better marzens. Tasted this at a Giant and didn’t opt for a growler.
beertholomeus (1068) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange color with a white head. Sweet malt, toffee, biscuit and floral hop flavors and aroma. Medium light body and average carbonation. On the sweeter side. Sweet malt and toffee finish.
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-14-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a copper-orange color with a two finger off white head. The head fades over about 3 minutes to leave a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – Roasted malt are the heaviest of the aromas, although overall the aroma is rather light. With the roast are some lighter notes spice and herbal hop with some hay-like aromas mixed within.
Taste – The taste begins very bready with a good deal of caramel sweetness up front. Some flavors of a sweeter toffee nature come to the tongue with some lighter fruit flavors which create a sweet taste. At the end a nice roast and light herbal flavor come and round out the sweeter flavors; leaving a pleasant sweeter herbal spiced flavor to linger on the tongue. Rather nice.
Mouthfeel – For the abv. and style, the body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The creamier body if very nice for the sweet yet spicy and roasty flavors with the carbonation level making it very drinkable.
Overall – Other than the lack luster aroma, this is one really fantastic and tasty beer. It is one I will definitely go to again. It has great flavors and a very nice feel.