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RATINGS: 833   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jayb0 (994) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2005 Rerate: Downgrading as I’ve found the head disappointing and overall the beer is less distinct than I may have thought originally. Smooth, leaves mild sweetness and dry hop bite. Previous: solid beer, pretty good marzen

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2002
A pretty standard American beer. Amber, mildly hoppy, a decent albeit short aftertaste. Nothing spectacular, nothing horrible. Just standard beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Nice amber color, no head, not even any little bubbles looked flat. Aroma is weak, slightly malty maybe a little ripe fruit, kinda bananaish. Flavor is sort of malty with a bit of a nutty finish. Had this draft at Victory in the sampler. One of the weakest in the show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This is the second oktoberfest Ive had in a row and my thoughts havent changed much. This beer has very subtle spices with high carbonation. I love the victory brewery, but this is definitely not one of the highlights. The style of this beer is just very flat with nothing setting it apart. Very uncharacteristic of victory. I have the highest of expectations for this brewery and I would recommend trying their other styles far before coming to this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Another dissapointing brew from these guys. No aroma to speak of. Flavor has lots of toasted malt, with a touch of caramel. Finishes with a rather watered down malt sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is light Euro-lager sweetness with moderate grassy hops. Pours a bright transparent amber witih a small white head. Flavor is just like the aroma. Euro-lager sweetness up front with a grassy hop finish. Very bland and not a good example of the style in my opinion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - OCT 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2007 another pretty looking october beer. clear copper w/ quickly dissipating head. aroma of malt and caramel. decent. re-rate: 5/5/5/3/10 beautiful reddish hue with off white head, it has tea like aroma but also slight sweet and caramellly. the flavor has hints of biscuit and munich malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
this beer is surprisingly average. I’m a big fan of Victory but this beer is weak. Its a bit more tart than I feel a marzen should be - I like them of the sweet side. It does have a nice aftertaste and a nice dark amber look. But all in all it average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (3940) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 A little darker than yer typical pale yellow american beer. No haze, transparent. Less than average carbonation. Slight bitter hops on the flavor and in the finish, probably not to style. Smooth, as advertised. Moonglow is better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with small yellowish beige head. Aroma of caramel, grain, grass, and light toastiness. Flavor of caramel malt, mild grassy hops, and some fruitness.

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