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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a clear dark golden color with a quick diminishing head. Has a heavy syrup texture, with hints of spice and light citrus fruits. Finished with a light hoppy taste. Reminded me of apple juice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adam7679 (6) - Ringgold, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007 does not count
I was very excited to try this. I like most Victory beers. I was very disappointed in this one. The beer is very light almost effervescent and drinkable almost like a red ale with a bit of spices added. It is not as heavy or flavorful as I would expect in an Oktoberfest.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1455) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Bottle-BBD Feb. 24th, 08- Pours a clear amber with some bronze-brown, an off-white head, aroma of malt, toasted malt and some malt sweetness in the background, same taste as aroma, the sweetness subsides quickly with some hop bitterness, easy to drink just not as flavorful as some other Octoberfest beers, more of a middle of the road Octoberfest.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Rated Blind. October 2013. 12oz Bottle. Sweet, caramel aroma, topped with a little bit of cooked squash and distant spice and fruit. Sweet, gummy, and a hint of fusels and alcohols. I’d almost guess this wasn’t made with a lager yeast, but it’s got that slight crispness on the finish with pear and almond that changes my mind. There’s a distinct dirtiness to this that gives off a hint of chocolate malt or house yeast. Faint herbal hop finish. Not all that traditional, nor crisp. 6/3/6/2/10.

9/25/2007. 12 Oz Bottle. Light ester and grain bed aroma. Hay and haybarn. Mossy, slightly salty. Clear middle amber orange, soaped rim of beige. Flavor is a minimalist approach the already plain Oktoberfest. Here even the Munich malt plays quietly in the corner. Water is forefront. Light sugars, malt cream, and lightly wheaty fruits bounce around an empty room. No chewiness, no depth, no crisp hop balance. Nothing to get excited about. Backs out the door with honey and herbs. Clean...blah, blah, blah...boring. 7/3/7/3/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
07 bottle. pours copper with white head. nose has lots of toasted biscuit. flavor has lot of toasted biscuit w/ nice subtle caramel adding some sweetness. decent hop flavor too. really smooth and drinkable. finish is clean and smooth. it’s been a long time since i’ve enjoyed a victory beer this much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2525) - USA - SEP 24, 2007
On tap - crisp and hoppy, fresh but not light. It has a good body - taste of rye and light hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (631) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Bottle. Somewhat dry Octoberfest beer. A bit of caramel and biscuit, plus a kiss of hops. Tasty. Somewhat disappointing is the palate, which is isn’t full enough and perhaps a bit over-fizzed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. This is probably my most favorite Oktoberfest beer this season. It is not overpowering, and relatively balanced. The malts aren’t too overpowering, and the hop balance is just about right. Very nice subtle bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkBarnes (412) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Sept. 21, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. I enjoy this quite distinctive and somewhat muted style when it’s in season, and Victory has come up with a nice take on it, although (being a big Hop Devil fan) I was disappointed they didn’t manage to hit this one out of the park.


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