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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2005
12 oz bottle. Small, fine-bubbled and off-white head tops a light amber-copper, fairly clear body...rather weak, lightly toasty nose...body fairly zingy and hoppy, on the upper end of bitterness for the style I’d say, bit smoky and tarry with very light residual sweetness in the middle, finishing quite bitter and burnt. Not a favorite from this brewer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4696) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Thaichile. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head that faded to a thin film quickly. Sweet caramel malt nose, but overall very little aroma. A light cooked veggies aroma as well. Light caramel malt flavor. Finish has touches of oxidation creeping in, consumed 01/26/06 with a best by date of 12/12/05. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not the freshest sample by Victory’s calculated best by date, but not ridiculously past date. I know it isn’t fair to rate a beer that is by their own admission too old, but I thought that I would do so simply as a cautionary tale to those out there to heed the "best by" dating. They mean it with this one!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Clear deep amber colour with small off white head. Malty, grainy and caramel sweet aroma with a light grassy note. Malty, sweet flavor with notes of caramel. Dry finish with notes of hay.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2007
IM not a big fan of oktoberfests at all, but even for that, this wasnt very good, victory has so many better products than this

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigbobdog (39) - USA - DEC 24, 2007
not impressed with this beer. Would rather go with other victory brews. Nothing made me want to get this one again

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear coppery color, forming little foam. Aroma of malts, caramel, perhaps a bit of field grass. Flavour what you would think from a marzen type beer, light caramel and malts, and again some field grass sneak in. Not my most fave style, but decent enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Clear amber, moderate white head. Straighforward caramel malt aroma and flavour, with a hint of fruit (cherries?). Surprisingly average, coming from Victory.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle. Appearance was typical of an Oktoberfest style - brown in hue. The flavor was somewhat of a change from past examples, not necessarily bad, but bordering on being outside of the style. Overall, not the best offering from an excellent brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
Clear copperish amber with a medium tan head. Aroma of Munich malts, toffee, dust and something that’s not quite right. Taste of Munich malts, caramel with next to no hop presence.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle poured into the WABL tankard I got in the mail today to start Oktoberfest a little early I guess. Pours clear copper/orange with a small bubbly off-white head. Caramel, fresh grain, yeasty bread, a little bit of earth and grass. Carbonated.


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