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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
A- Brew is pretty much what you would expect a good o-fest to look like. Clear nutty brown body with some bubbles that can be seen rising to the top. Head pours with about 2 fingers and is slightly off-white. fades to 1 finger and retains well from there. Leaves lacing all the way down the glass. S- Nose is a great mix of soft piny hops and caramel/German malt. Nice. T- Taste is very similar to the smell. Mild flavor upfront but caramel malt is defiantly the main character along with a mild German (can’t put my finger on what type) malt. The finish adds a faint touch of piny hop flavor to the initial flavors but is very clean. Nothing lingers on the palate. P- Medium carbonation and a nice, lightweight O-fest body. O- This is a nice O-fest. I bought this last year but made bread with it rather than drinking it (good bread too). It has a nice hop character to it and had the nice caramel malt flavor that I like. Good, very drinkable beer. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-26-2008 01:50:40

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Victory Brewing Company Victory Festbier--A Rich Amber Lager In The Tradition Of Oktoberfest--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Marzen. Lacy medium off white head. Clear bright pretty rich thin fizzy head sustaining amber color. Immediately Quenching mild sweet biscuit caramel fruit hint tasty smooth Marzen Fest body. Mild sweet hop East Coast Lager malty fruit hint Fest! end. Sampled 9/13-14/2010. 6-Pack for $6.99 Purchased at The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington 9/2/2010.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz Bottle -- Pours orange-amber with a medium light khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, squash, caramel, and hops. More hops present than other Oktoberfest beers but is not bitter. Soft and smooth mouth-feel yet feels very rich. Great malt character with a good balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
This is Victory’s traditional Oktoberfest beer, though they are now calling the Zeltbier an Oktiberfest beer as well. This one is much more traditional, pouring a rich deep amberl/chestnit with a medium white head. Nose is fresh cracked grains, toasted chestnut, light and fresh German hops. Mouth is fresh toasted grains upfront, just a light roasty touch, with fresh pilsner hops and a nice subtle nutty quality. Crisp and tight, good tight body with lush tingling carbonation. Some light barley sweetness and a good dark bread. I don’t think this will blow anyone away but it’s a super example of this style, very simple but really well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mpersinger (349) - , California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sweet aroma with distinct cola nose accenting cereal malt base flavors and robust German hop flavor charge. Bitter enough to counterbalance slight sweetness, though still very clean flavor. I also get touches of cherry and smoke (not muddled as from yeast, but flavor notes from specialty grain I’d guess). It is large and festive, pushing the style. Hard to rate appearance, since I drank from bottle during World Series Game 1.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Spice, cherry and bread on the nose. Taste has a nice bread cracker like finish w/some fruitiness. Super clean and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Poured a copper amber with hues of gold as it’s shows off it’s exceptional clarity. Almost tan colored head of foam that fell to a nice ring and a film on top. Carbonation can be seen streaming up.

Nose is terrific. It is doughy malt, yeasty bread and herbal hops. Perfectly simple. The hops are earthy and give a nice perfume. The malt has a bit of sweetness to it. This beer is decoction brewed.

Taste is firm and and medium bodied with a bit of slickness to the mouthfeel. It’s crisp and it has nutty toasted grain. Lightly sweet bread and herbal earthy hops. Finishes semi dry and with plenty of malt flavor to linger in the aftertaste.

Victory has the habit of making clean and crisp brews that are sharp, meaning distinct and clear. That’s what this beer was. Clean, subtly sweet and earthy. It has abundant flavor and a palate that is ready for anything from burgers to pasta primavera.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1068) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
caramel malt aroma. clear, golden orange color with thin lacing. caramel, malt, sweet bread flavors. palate is clean ith a lingering finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
grundsow (83) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2012
A good, malty, Octoberfest beer. Fairly typical of the style, but good quality nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_511 (157) - - JAN 15, 2013
Pours an amber brown with a moderate white head. Aroma of caramel and cereal. Tastes of cereal, caramel, and spicy hops. Delicious beer.


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