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RATINGS: 863   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
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2001
Nothing special about this one. A little malty, and for some reason a bit of fruit in there as well.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Poured from the bottle with a nice creamy head which quickly dissipated and left no lacing. Lots of malt flavor but this wasn’t the worst Oktoberfest/Märzen that I’ve ever had, but it wasn’t the best either. I guess maybe I expect too much from Victory because they really brew some awesome beers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Perfectly amber coloured with a thin off-white head which dissapears fast. Smells of barley, malt and a little hop. The taste is very smooth, and somewhat bland. This isn't a bad representation of the marzen style, but not the best i've seen. Worth trying if you've had Sam Adam's or Pete's and haven't been satisfied. Nothing in the aftertaste, either.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Pours a clear orangy color with a robust light yellow head. Start is very smooth without much going on. End has a mild sweetness to it, and some mild hoppiness. The palate is perfect for this beer, but the beer itself is soft of a downer. Granted, the style isn't a very complex style. A very drinkable beer that goes down easy, although not too complex.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomkenny (1) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2005 does not count
If you drink a few beers before hand, well........ this might be a beer you’d like. Not to impressive on me palate, unless you like water with a touch of ?????? This beer is better then Coors Light but what beer is not. If you drink Coors light and want to get crazy one day this is the beer for you.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Average head/colour/etc. The interesting thing about this beer is that I thought it started off with a skanky-US Macro brew taste to it. It was very harsh on the palate. However, that taste quickly dissipates, and gave way to a more traditional Octoberfest taste. The initial taste is so foul though, that I had to give this one an average rating.

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 (4943) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2007
eh, nothing special. i should have read the "patient cold aging" part before i cracked a bottle open the same week it was shipped.


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