MarkBarnes (407) - 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.
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
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.
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.
beer_rookie (381) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper color. Not a great head, better lacing. A little hazy. Eh, it’s okay on that part.
Aroma is very malty. Very toasty, very roasty. Caramel and maybe some roasted nuts.
Taste is pretty darn good. Sure, you’ve got your roasted malt, caramel and toffee, yeah yeah. It fits the style well, but hey, I’m also tasting some surprising tobacco flavor. It’s rich and smokey, and it’s very tasty.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied. It’s somewhat bitter finish. There’s also some of that tobacco in the finish.
Overall, I like this a lot. Particularly because of the tobacco flavor. Yeah, that’s tobacco. Like Levi Garrett. But other than that, it would still be pretty solid without it. But yes, you should certainly try it. I would absolutely have it again.
Awktoberfest (379) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Middle of the road fest bier...nothing great nothing yucky....expected a little more from victory... My wife's likes it though...
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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.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very average octoberfest brew. victory tries too hard on this one...........