ScoWRee (415) - 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?
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I detect barrel in the aroma. Fizzy carbonation. Not too much body and kind of bland. I hate to just repeat what others have said, but I expected a better beer from this brewer.
Cakes (414) - 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.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with no head at all. Aroma is caramel malt and spice. Taste is nutty with carmel sweetness. Hop flavors and bitterness are almost nonexistent. Finish is tart orange peel, as others have noted.
MarkBarnes (409) - 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.
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma caramel, bread, cereal, dough,
Appearance amber, clear, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate light body,
Overall almost a coffee taste to this beer. It is definitely different from the rest of the oktoberfest beers so just for that reason I would suggest this beer to a friend
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.