yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Bottle: This beer poured a light honey color with no head at all. Very faint hint of malt on the nose. Very subtle carbonation with a bready [almost yeasty] malt taste. The aftertaste leaves your mouth medium-dry with a hint of yeast. It’s a passable Oktoberfest lager.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber copper with a one finger off white head and no lacing. Classic malty bready marzen nose and taste with a weel balanced bitter and dry finish. Med body, lively carb, wet texture, and dry feel. Very flavorful and true to style Marzen witch I will visit again in the years to come.
tightslice (124) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pour over Thanksgiving. One of the better Victory beers I’ve had. A lovely balance of hops and malts with a pleasant nuttiness.
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a nice copper color. Light head. Aroma is malty. Tastes of some hops and malts. Decent beer.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
better than most all imported brands
Louipa (121) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 I liked this stuff alot. I like mostly malt stuff. There are some hops in there, not too much. Its very easy to drink. Goes flat quickly so drink it fast...
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very clear orangish-copper with a very small and short lived head.
The nose was like most Octoberfests with heavy carmel and malt tones. Not overly hoppy.
The palate was thinner than most of this style. Water and somewhat refreshing. I typically like the think malty blanket of an Octoberfest so this wasn’t a quality I enjoyed. The lively carbonation on the other hand was quite nice.
The sweet carmel taste lasted through the whole sip and the finish was strong malt that faded quickly behind the carbonation.
Solid implementation of the style, but not the best from this brewer.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much body and no initial taste, but not a bad aftertaste. Not a great beer, especially disappointing considering the brewery.
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the second oktoberfest Ive had in a row and my thoughts havent changed much. This beer has very subtle spices with high carbonation. I love the victory brewery, but this is definitely not one of the highlights. The style of this beer is just very flat with nothing setting it apart. Very uncharacteristic of victory. I have the highest of expectations for this brewery and I would recommend trying their other styles far before coming to this one.
pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange brown, with little or no head. Lightly sweet, malty and a bit of caramel. Not a bad oktoberfest.