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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bugsizzy (67) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1801) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Best by dec 2015. Dark red gold.aroma whole wheat berries. Tastes wheat tobacco. Great rich complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EchoStrat (3) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
A nice classic Oktoberfest . Great malt character. Very drinkable beer. Perfect to bring in the fall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Star80 (40) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Best by January 13 2014, printed very small near the neck - almost wipes off. Pours out a rich amber color with tan head. Smells like sweet bready malts, sour dough, herbal and earthy hops. Taste is bready almost doughy, some caramel, with a clean noble hop finish. Also getting some raisins. Mouthfeel is rich and full but not too heavy; sessionable. Overall this is one of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had from anywhere. Honestly Id rather drink a fresh unpasteurized American version than take a gamble on an imported one. Not my favorite beer style but worth a visit in September during "Oktoberfest". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours copper. Aroma is toast, honey cookies. Taste is caramel, toffee, toast. A wisp of hops. Bottom line - smooth, elegant, balanced lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uwbeaker (4) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
A bold wonderfully smooth Oktoberfest style with a slight honey finish. Something good to sit down next to the campfire with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body. Aroma is lots of grain, hay and earth. Taste has a malty sweet, but balanced bitter. Fresh bread. Texture is thicker.

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