beerlover82 (216) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having had nothing but pumpkin ales for the last two weeks, I tired of that and decided to get back to the fall classic: Oktoberfest-Marzen. For good lager-type brew, can’t do better. Saw this in the store and picked it up, as I love Victory Brewing and surprisingly haven’t had it yet.
Pours a beautiful shiny orange/copper-amber with a solid thick and bubbly white head. Nice retention. Thin lacing that sticks for a reasonable while.
Aromatic notes of sweetness, caramel-like barley, bread and dryness.
Toasted barley, and sweetness all around wave on the tongue,followed by a slight hint of faint hop twang, and finishes nice and dry. Medium body, with very minimal carbonation,allowing the barley sweetness and other characteristics to come through easily.
I really like this one. As good as any authentic made-in-Germany Marzen. And a lot better than some.
Victory scores another home-run with this one, but then again, when do they not?
Four Stars(out of four)
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was alright, copper orange colors. Malt all the way through, very little hops in aroma or taste. light bodies. it was smooth but just tasted of german malts and was one dimensional.
steelhead3686 (215) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark gold to brown color with a small white head. No real distinct aroma. Rich taste and well balanced. Medium, smooth body with light carbonation. Not a fan of Oktoberfest fan and this one hasn’t changed my mind.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle -- Pours orange-amber with a medium light khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, squash, caramel, and hops. More hops present than other Oktoberfest beers but is not bitter. Soft and smooth mouth-feel yet feels very rich. Great malt character with a good balance.
oOJUXEOo (206) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ON tap at Hop Angel. This beer was very clear. Copper hue, aroma of caramel malt and slight hops. The taste is lightly malty, very easy to drink, smooth. A decent Marzan.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slight malty aroma. Poured a copper brown with a white head that dissipated after a couple minutes. Some lacing and sheeting on the glass. Really like the flavor. Pretty malty, with some sweetness and nutmeg, with a little orange citrus flavor. Hard to detect any hops bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel and drinkability.
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle... had this one way back in november or possibly october... i remember really liking this one and i am surprised at the low score.... i even went back for seconds on this beer..... very nice german octoberfest... another good one from victory
zootfinster (202) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mildly malty, overly hoppy, highly carbonated, not very tasty beer. When I finish what I bought that’s the end of this beer. There certainly are worse brews but there a a whole lot better
hman43 (202) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is not strong with dough and floral hints. It has an amber color but not much of a head. It’s hoppy and smooth with hints of a yeast flavor. It’s a decent all the way around.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours bright, clear orange-red, with a tiny head that disappears quickly. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and and some grapey fruitiness. Mild sweet malty flavor with some white grape notes, honey and a moderately dry finish. Light-to-medium bodied with low (almost flat) prickly carbonation. Pretty easy drinking and reasonably true to style, but not exceptional.