jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2001
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Average typical oktoberfest beer
ScoWRee (401) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a nice thick, off white, foamy head. Aroma is fruity, hints of yeast. Taste is yeasty, lots of carbonation. Not much going on here. Is this realy an ’’Octoberfest’’ brew?
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured a tarnished copper with slight hay tinge around the edges, almost zero head that completely vanished despite a relatively vigorous pour. Nose mostly of caramel, some nuts, irony malts, thin on the palate, typical festbier cereal flavor, hops show up lacklusterly in the clean lager finish both in bitterness and slight hay taste. Really underwhelming for a typically decent brewery.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampler at the brew pub. Clear amber body with thin off-white head. Taste of flowers and light fruits with a light bitterness in the finish.
Cakes (391) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle.
Perhaps the best Oktoberfest. I have had this season.
Just an awesome Oktoberfest. Perfect amber color. Definitely quaffable.
MarkBarnes (390) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sept. 21, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. I enjoy this quite distinctive and somewhat muted style when it’s in season, and Victory has come up with a nice take on it, although (being a big Hop Devil fan) I was disappointed they didn’t manage to hit this one out of the park.
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 11, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
For once, my opinion abotu a Victory! beer is in line with others’. Overall, this beer seems incomplete. It looks nice--clear and reddish, although only an adequate head. As Phillybeer notes, there is not much character here. Predominately yeasty and malty, this beer could use a good dose of Ayinger. Rather disappointing.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great Victory Brew. Nice and crisp and good hops.
jhp40219 (372) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear copper with amber hues. Initially a one finger off-white head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Very malty aroma of caramel, roasted almonds, fresh grains, biscuits, and wheat bread. Even getting a good amount of grassy hops in the nose. Taste is heavy toasted caramel malts up front with wheat, bitter earthy hops, and doughy bread. Long, lingering finish of toasty caramel malts. Clean and crisp. Medium bodied, slick texture, slightly higher than average carbonation. Highly drinkable. This is Oktoberfest done right! Maybe not the defining Oktoberfest beer, but should certainly be in the top 10 of any Oktoberfest best of lists.