bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
demsoc (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer. Goes down extremely smooth and has a great taste. Has a perfect balance to it.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bugsizzy (37) - USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone brewing World Bistro and Gardens.
Aroma: roasty toasty malt with a nice balanced hoppiness in the background. Pours clear amber/copper brown with nice semi-full off-white head. Flavor begins smooth and malty. Malt is fresh roasted and rich. Finishes with a nice flavor of almost fresh cut grass. Carbonation is nice and enjoyable, light to medium body. Drinkability is medium to high, One of the best Octoberfests out there. Really a good time of the year for this excellent beer!
Leighton (7176) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Barcade. I really enjoyed this beer. I think, though, that this beer style is a bit undervalued by many raters. Obviously this doesn’t match up against an imperial stout. This beer was well-balanced between the hops and malts and had a smooth finish. Pleasant aftertaste. Great sessioner.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. A very deep amber orange colour with a great aroma packed full of maltiness with hints of butterscotch, vanilla and caramel.Thick in the mouth with good texture and body. Light on the palate and an all round goo beer.