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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 Draft @ brewery. Kind of a dark copper color with a small head. Mild bitter hop aroma and not much else. Taste has a nice malt flavor to it with a touch of bitterness if you reach down for it. A bit thin bodied but ok stuff. The bottle version has a really powerful astringent aroma. taste is much of the same though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2537) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Light orange color, nearly no head. Kind of sweet nose, also light sweetness in taste, weak malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2624) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2004
TAP: Sweet honey nose. Beautiful amber color with a tight head. Cherry and sugary malt. Very sweet. Light toasted end leaves a deposit of sweetness on the lips. Clean palate and a fairly heavy body. Impressive lager for this side of the puddle.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Orange/amber body, small off-white head. Mildly malty aroma and flavor. Slight bit of a hoppy bite towards the end but not too much going on here. Marzens typical dissapoint me and this one is nol exception.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
(sample @ brewery) orange amber color, very clear, with a long-lasting if small head. nose is primarily sweet and malty, with a mild toast underneath. flavor is malty and sweet, and rather heavy. beer is definately balanced toward the malt, and though not that heavy a body, still somewhat cloying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5515) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Poured a copper color with a small off white head and left some lacing on the glass. Caramel malt aroma. Light bitterness, and a sweet smooth malt taste. Rather watery, but also light and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004
Creamy, bubbling, humdinger head; a perfect darkish amber color. Aroma: fresh, clean, floral, nuts, buttery and sweet, vanilla, bananas, soft spices. Little hops, heavy with malt. Incredibly sweet on the tongue, long and lovely finish. A tasty sizzle on the palate, very flavorful, and an unusually characterful lager. One of the more subtle, but satisfying Oktoberfests I've ever enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Pours amber, with medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and malt. Good malty taste with some sweetness at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This is one of the good festbiers. Nice sweet caramel malt gives it enough flavor to be worth drinking. It's a liquid caramel clear body with a decent head that is a bit fizzy. Easy drinking and another example that Victory is one of the better microbreweries when it comes to lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Nice amber color, no head, not even any little bubbles looked flat. Aroma is weak, slightly malty maybe a little ripe fruit, kinda bananaish. Flavor is sort of malty with a bit of a nutty finish. Had this draft at Victory in the sampler. One of the weakest in the show.


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