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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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


sloshgator's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (415) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (759) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 10, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (727) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at brew pub in Downingtown,PA. Pours amber color with tan head. Aroma is malty with floral hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malt and grain with floral hop finish. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber brownish pour with a thin off white sligthly creamy head. Aroma of sweet malt and faint hops. Great clean slightly tangy finish. Wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
The body has a deep orange amber color with very good clarity. Its head has a good two finger thickness and is just off white in color. It has very good retention and hangs on well making nice slick lacing on the glass as I drink it down. Its nose is full off floral and spicy Pilsener like saaz hops along with some sweet bready maltiness. There is a good bready malty base flavor with nice sweetness and mild caramel and nutty notes. Hop flavor quickly moves in with very tasty spicy/floral and grassy flavor notes. Hop bitterness is very bright and clean on the finish and well balanced to the malt. The body has a solid medium feel with smooth yet active carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (128) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle to pint glass. Pours a dark amber with light head Aroma is mainly malt and grain. Also malty in the taste. Worth a try

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 1, 2014
330 ml bottle in Pompano Beach Fl. Pours a dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is an orange, pine malt. Taste is more like a hopped up IPA then a Märzen. That being said it is a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (1934) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 10/20/2012. Pours a copper color and leaves the same colored body that yields a soapy half inch white head with a concave clingy lacing riding along the sides of the pint glass. Though the body is extremely clear, no carbonation is seen rising. The smell has some roasted malt with some super light spice and herbal notes with a bit of hay or rye even lighter and perhaps the faintest of all smells of this beer. The taste is sweet with a decent dose of caramel presence backed up nicely by some toffee and the roasted malts. Once again, there are some super light spices and herbal notes. That hay/rye thing I guess was only in the smell, no worries. On the palate, it sits about a medium and is slightly sticky with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this is a fairly drinkable beer. Overall, this is a decent brew that I would probably have again, perhaps not one I’d purposely seek out, but maybe the next time I’d have this, I’d have it on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at Buffalo Wild Wings in Harrisburg. Amber color. Medium head. Nice caramel tones. Medium bodied. Caramel notes, bread, grains. Smooth crisp finish. Nice.


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