TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at Victory- Poured amber red with a small head and some lacing. Misty pour, hops and caramel up front. Refreshing, smooth and a good balance, helped calm the bitterness of the Storm King. 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. scotchzombie (611) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours clear brown and red tinged amber with a fat white that is nice and foamy. Visibly carbonated . No lacing and head fades to nothing. Aroma is pungent grassy noble hops and bready malts. Taste is very hop forward with far less caramel malt flavor than most oktoberfest beers. Still a nice malt backbone - but more bready than sweet. Applause for a different take on the style. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
From the bottle, pours a clear dark red with a small but decent off white head. Deep malty aroma, taste is similar. A little watery. Meh, really not my favorite. I had higher hopes for this beer. JAXSON (608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
This is Victory’s traditional Oktoberfest beer, though they are now calling the Zeltbier an Oktiberfest beer as well. This one is much more traditional, pouring a rich deep amberl/chestnit with a medium white head. Nose is fresh cracked grains, toasted chestnut, light and fresh German hops. Mouth is fresh toasted grains upfront, just a light roasty touch, with fresh pilsner hops and a nice subtle nutty quality. Crisp and tight, good tight body with lush tingling carbonation. Some light barley sweetness and a good dark bread. I don’t think this will blow anyone away but it’s a super example of this style, very simple but really well done.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 This particular Oktoberfest pours a clear amber color woth no head at all. It has an aroma of mild citrus and some hops and caramle malt. As you drink it there is an initiall bitterness which fades instantly and becomes very smooth. It contains some earth tones and mild hints of honey. The palate duration is very quick, and is mildly sweet and bitter. The finish is also very watery. Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours light copper with a minimal head. Flat and very light in flavor, almost watery. Not a typical Victory, but definately a loss. robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2010
12oz Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Pours dark amber almost copper with minimal head. aromas of sweet malt. Very malty but not too sweet which is good but has a watery feel to it. Good session beer pretty balanced Larry_Duffman (598) - - OCT 16, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a reddish color with a tan head. The aroma is hay, bread, and some sweetness. The taste is grass, squash, bread, and sweet malt. The palate is smooth and a bit thin. It’s sessionable and would pair well with bar food. weitz15 (595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Light amber pour, spiced aroma. Medium malted body, with a light watery finish.