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RATINGS: 910   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Dead ahead nice marzen.Smells sweet,malty,moderate hops.Off-white head is quick to dissapate.Nice tasting,very smooth.Touch of hops on the tongue/slight dryness/very clean finish/no cloying flavors(like Ayinger).Worth a shot.Best one I've tried this year.(best before 12/15/03 12oz. bottle just arrived today 8-28-03.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Another great Victory Brew. Nice and crisp and good hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Pours a clear orangey bronze color with tin 1/4 inch head that quickly disappears. The very thin ring that’s left behind leaves only minimal lacing. Smell; nice bread dough and caramel maltiness with a mild herbal almost spicy aroma. Nice, but not as good as I was expecting. Taste; pretty much follows it’s aroma. It has a solid caramel malt presence, and a little bit of the spiciness makes an appearance. There’s also a slight hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with fairly low carbonation. This is not the best O-fest by any means, but it’s still a decent stab at the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Nice amber color with smooth taste. Im not a big oktoberfest beer person, but I like this beer alot. Might get again when the time is right!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (367) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours clear brown and red tinged amber with a fat white that is nice and foamy. Visibly carbonated . No lacing and head fades to nothing. Aroma is pungent grassy noble hops and bready malts. Taste is very hop forward with far less caramel malt flavor than most oktoberfest beers. Still a nice malt backbone - but more bready than sweet. Applause for a different take on the style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Pours clear amber body with medium bubbly off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Light bitter malt, metallic flavor and smooth, thin, watery palate. Not real impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Slightly red-tinged amber, big white head that diminishes fairly quickly, and leaves very little lacing. Aroma is very light, some maltiness but not much else. Flavor is also fairly light, some caramel and other malt sweetness, and maybe a minimal hop hit at the end. Body is medium at best, mild carbonation, drinks easily, but is noting spectacular.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (354) - , California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sweet aroma with distinct cola nose accenting cereal malt base flavors and robust German hop flavor charge. Bitter enough to counterbalance slight sweetness, though still very clean flavor. I also get touches of cherry and smoke (not muddled as from yeast, but flavor notes from specialty grain I’d guess). It is large and festive, pushing the style. Hard to rate appearance, since I drank from bottle during World Series Game 1.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Tap @ Victory. Clear amber/copper w small off white head that fell quick, no lace. Nose was light. Flavor was nice lt/med roasted amber malt w min hops. Just slightly into med bodied category. OK but not my style. Rather mundane. Are you sure this would fly in Germany?


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