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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
12 oz bottle served in a clear pint glass. Pour was a clear gold with a pillowy, white head. Nose is a light sour ale, with possibly, a Belgian character, and spices. Taste is the same, with light fruits, and a lingering sparkling finish. Of all the Oktoberfest beers I’ve tried, this is the farthest from the norm. Not terrible, but again, a mediocre Micro.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest from the tap. Amber color with thin head. Aroma of sweet malts and a touch of hops. Flavor was sweet with caramel malts, a bit of honey and a slightly bitter hop finish. Not bad, but not too exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 9/14/14. Usual amber body with a slight haze, thick cap that leaves some spotty lace. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy bread crust, and roasted malt. Taste is of all of those elements, and there is even a touch of spice. Overall a decent marzen, slightly above average."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a medium red/orange with a good frothy head. Aromas of yeasts and malts. Caramel sweetness and malts all come through in the taste. A descent Oktoberfest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Poured a copper amber with hues of gold as it’s shows off it’s exceptional clarity. Almost tan colored head of foam that fell to a nice ring and a film on top. Carbonation can be seen streaming up.

Nose is terrific. It is doughy malt, yeasty bread and herbal hops. Perfectly simple. The hops are earthy and give a nice perfume. The malt has a bit of sweetness to it. This beer is decoction brewed.

Taste is firm and and medium bodied with a bit of slickness to the mouthfeel. It’s crisp and it has nutty toasted grain. Lightly sweet bread and herbal earthy hops. Finishes semi dry and with plenty of malt flavor to linger in the aftertaste.

Victory has the habit of making clean and crisp brews that are sharp, meaning distinct and clear. That’s what this beer was. Clean, subtly sweet and earthy. It has abundant flavor and a palate that is ready for anything from burgers to pasta primavera.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewbie (469) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12oz bottle. small fluffy white head, slightly cloudy gold. aroma of hops, some pine. nicely balanced taste, slight sweetness of the malts, little bready, with a touch of hops to balance the finish

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (459) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Malty, with the bread notes one would expect for the style. A little dried fruit as well. Not bad. Prost!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Poured from the bottle with a nice creamy head which quickly dissipated and left no lacing. Lots of malt flavor but this wasn’t the worst Oktoberfest/Märzen that I’ve ever had, but it wasn’t the best either. I guess maybe I expect too much from Victory because they really brew some awesome beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt and candy. Sweet caramel malt with some bitterness. Hint of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pour is an orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. Nose is of spices and nuts.Taste leaves something to be desired but similar to the nose.


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