sloshgator (584) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Victory Festbier is a decent Oktoberfest style but there are better options. Nice pour and malty aroma with the hint of hops. Color is a dark. Taste is a bit too sweet with a noticeable alcohol bite. Festbier is a middle of pack Autumn selection -- not bad but nothing to seek out either.
hopwine (577) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bread crust, toasted grain, carmelized brown sugar, herbal/grassy hop accents in background. Pretty sweet mid finishes with a light, dry bitterness.
biir (79) - Berlin, - OCT 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Home, Berlin. Clear bronze-orange color, almost no head. intense malt aromas, bitter finish, strong body.
That1Guy (2090) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle enjoy by 13 Dec 2015. Clear reddish orange pour with no head. Aroma is definitely malt-forward. Kinda sweet, but I get some DMS out of it as well. It’s subtle, but it’s there. Dry finish. Pretty drinkable though.
miyauchi38 (904) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
tysongillmore (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty standard marzen. Not bad by any means. Malty, sweet, delicious. Not sure if I'd buy this over a Paulaner.
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TH28 (277) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. 12/13/15 code date. Appearance: light brown with reddish hue, clear, with light off white foam cap.
Aroma: Bready and caramel maltiness. Light toast.
Taste: Rich bready and caramel malt sweetness, light toast, and low hop bitterness
Mouthfeel: medium to high body for the style, with a light carbonation. A little syrup like.
Finish: Bready caramel sweetness lingers.
Overall: A very malty sweet marzen with caramel as opposed to the more traditional toasted, bready versions. Closer to Sam Adams Ofest than tradional marzens.
G_Ro (8) - - OCT 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange colored malty lager. full bodied with a prominent toffee note. Balanced and slightly spiced
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ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a bubbly off white head. Notes of heavy toffee, grass, and fresh bread. Decent mouthfeel.
LetsGoState (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is mostly nutty malts. Overall decent, but not my favorite.
tillmac62 (479) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBD 12/17/15. Pours a clear medium amber with a beautiful garnet hue. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of caramel with hints of grainy biscuit.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a fair amount of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is very good, but not typical for a marzen. Like the color, it has a heavier dark malt character that speaks more to toasted chocolate malt rather than caramel. It begins with toasted, nutty and grainy malt with almost no sweetness. The middle brings an earthy hop flavor with a very light bitterness and only a subtle sweetness, which lacks caramel character. The finish is semi-dry and has a slow fade of herbal and earthy hop flavor. As it warms, sweetness does become more noticeable.