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RATINGS: 831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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


novels' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Nice medium bodied, cold aged marzen lager. Stellar CO2 powers a nice, fixed aroma of spices and herbs- a pretty good Oktoberfest style beer that is easy to drink, with well hidden alcohol.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iceman15658 (118) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle to pint glass. Pours a dark amber with light head Aroma is mainly malt and grain. Also malty in the taste. Worth a try

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2014
330 ml bottle in Pompano Beach Fl. Pours a dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is an orange, pine malt. Taste is more like a hopped up IPA then a Märzen. That being said it is a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed 10/20/2012. Pours a copper color and leaves the same colored body that yields a soapy half inch white head with a concave clingy lacing riding along the sides of the pint glass. Though the body is extremely clear, no carbonation is seen rising. The smell has some roasted malt with some super light spice and herbal notes with a bit of hay or rye even lighter and perhaps the faintest of all smells of this beer. The taste is sweet with a decent dose of caramel presence backed up nicely by some toffee and the roasted malts. Once again, there are some super light spices and herbal notes. That hay/rye thing I guess was only in the smell, no worries. On the palate, it sits about a medium and is slightly sticky with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this is a fairly drinkable beer. Overall, this is a decent brew that I would probably have again, perhaps not one I’d purposely seek out, but maybe the next time I’d have this, I’d have it on tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at Buffalo Wild Wings in Harrisburg. Amber color. Medium head. Nice caramel tones. Medium bodied. Caramel notes, bread, grains. Smooth crisp finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Victory Festbier has a medium, cream-colored head, a bright, yet hazy, orange/amber appearance, some bubble streams and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy bread crust, medium-roasted malt, and a slight hop zing. Taste is of all of those elements, and there is even a bit of sourness, here. Mouthfeel is medium, and Victory Festbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and absolutely and completely drinkable. Overall, this is really very delicious! RJT

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkinsonak (4) - Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
On tap at Philadelphia Tap and Tavern, very smooth, I would drink this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma has lots of bread crust, light malty fruitiness and more bread. Hardly any hop character. The flavor is bready and fruity malt with some citric acidity and stronger spicy, floral hops, but still somewhat restrained. This is a pretty nice Oktoberfest, but the citrus notes kind of throw it off for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into dimpled mug. Pours a remarkable amber color with a generous tan head. Slightly sweet malty bread aroma with notes of caramel. Nutty and caramel flavors up front with slight hoppy spiciness on the tail end. Very smooth and drinkable, as the style demands. I could see myself drinking a bootfull of this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (201) - - NOV 28, 2013
I really enjoyed this beer, pours a nice red color with an off white head that sticks around. Smells sweet, hints of fruit and bread. Taste of malts and candied fruits prevail, balanced by some hops so it is not overbearing. Great beer to enjoy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (140) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Growler pour over Thanksgiving. One of the better Victory beers I’ve had. A lovely balance of hops and malts with a pleasant nuttiness.


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