jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours copper with a two-finger off-white head. Toffee, caramel, and a slight roastiness. In the aroma. Flavor is the same, with a long finish. Excellent Fest
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Pours a darkish copper with a thin head. Aroma is over sweened malts, sort of a faint vomit smell. Flavor also has an overpowering sweetness of malts, grains and caramel syrup. Stldsf1 (659) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Nice amber color. Sweet maltiness. Caramel hints. Pretty drinkable Oktoberfest amber.
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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. EvanFriend (655) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Malty, with the bread notes one would expect for the style. A little dried fruit as well. Not bad. Prost!
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2006
This was a strange brew. Poured deep copper with little short lived head. Aroma was very faint tho I stuck my nose a scant mm from the brew. Taste was an odd combo of faint caramel and french fried shrimp. That faded as it warmed to a watery marzen. All I can say is "interesting" but glad I only bought a sample bottle for $1.49 brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Poured from a 12 oz bottle this beer pours a nice orangish color with a nice white head that linger for a bit and left some nice lacing. Aroma presented some nice caramel malt, fruit and spices. Taste followed through with malts, caramel and a little toasted bread as well. A nice fall beer by Victory. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a big mug. There is a freshness date on the front label but I can not read it.
Appearance: The body has a deep orange amber color with very good clarity. Its head has a good two finger thickness and is just off white in color. It has very good retention and hangs on well making nice slick lacing on the glass as I drink it down.
Smell: Its nose is full off floral and spicy Pilsener like saaz hops along with some sweet bready maltiness.
Taste/Palate: There is a good bready malty base flavor with nice sweetness and mild caramel and nutty notes. Hop flavor quickly moves in with very tasty spicy/floral and grassy flavor notes. Hop bitterness is very bright and clean on the finish and well balanced to the malt. The body has a solid medium feel with smooth yet active carbonation.
Notes: This beer was very interesting and surprising. The malt was Octoberfest all the way but the hops were crisp snappy German Pilsner and they made for a very tasty combination.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Lightly toasted nuts and some german malts. A bit of caramel. Appearance: Dark amber in color and clear. Off-white head was full and frothy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: German maltiness with some light toast and caramel. Dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Nothing wrong with this beer, but plays it to safe to stand out. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2002
I enjoyed this full-bodied smooth beer. It had an excellent aroma as soon as it was poured. The head was a condensed pillow of tan fluff that was long lasting and dense. After the head dissapated I realized that I was drinking an amber lager that was almost as pretty to look at as their Hop Devil brew. The taste was not as near complex as some of their other beers, but this was a very easy lager to drink. Smooth delicious and beautiful to look at as well. I really enjoyed this beer.