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RATINGS: 879   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demsoc (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
I have to preface this by stating this is one of my favorite beers from Victory, which is one of my favorite breweries. Served in a flight glass at the brewpub. Light gold-amber body with white head. Aroma of apple and yeast. Fruity flavor of apple and prune, slight sweetness, malty yeast and slight bread flavor with light floral hop flavor. Slightly bread-like finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Great overall beer and not too hoppy which is great for me. Bold taste but not overbearing (goes down easy). Nice, clean finish with a little bit of spice in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass. Appearance: Clear coppery-amber, but not very much head or lacing. Aroma: Integrated mix of biscuit, cherry, caramel and spicy noble hops. Taste: Toasted biscuit-like malts, with some caramel and cherry to round out the malty flavor. Ends with a light touch of bitter spiciness from the noble hops. Excellent balance and combination of flavors. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium crisp body. Dry finish. Overall: I knew Victory could deliver a solid Marzen, but this was better than expected. Similar to Paulaner, but better executed or perhaps simply fresher.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2200) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A fine example. Poured a nice rust colour with almost no head. Pleasantly malty in the mouth. A six pack would be just fine.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2004 Working my way through 12 different Octoberfest’s, this is easily the best one so far. Medium aroma, but great amber color. Smooth flavor with a nice pepper finish, but no overbearing aftertaste. Highly recommended if you can get it in your area.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Delicious beer. Goes down extremely smooth and has a great taste. Has a perfect balance to it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a clear golden amber, light copper color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic thin rings of lacing throughout. Sweet malty aroma with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon and subtle hops. There is also a very faint roasted malt presence that is very promising. Surprisingly very full bodied and chewy, especially for the style with a lot of sweet malt and fall spices. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, biscuit, and that slight toasted malt flavor that the aroma alluded to. There is also a very subtle hop presence which provided an excellent balance of bitterness to the sweet malts and spice notes. An excellent example of an American interpretation of the style but I can’t really see to many Germans liking it. Either way I highly recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n-y3FAKNLI

Appearance: Burnt orange, ½-finger head dissipates, average lacing

Smell: Funkiness,raw dough + carmel malt, lemon citrus, hint of pistachio nuttiness

Taste: Medium body, carmel malt, lemon, pistachio nuttiness, cracker, portobello mushroom + slight bitterness on finish, medium carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Beef brisket

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bugsizzy (57) - USA - OCT 26, 2012
A great Oktoberfest that has grown on me. Nice full bodied amber poured into a mug with medium but frothy head. Subtle nice balance of flavors with caramel and bready feel. Finish is great with great balance of malt and bitter that lingers nicely...I hope I can find some more before the end of the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1256) - 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


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