RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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

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4.5
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
This was an outstanding Oktoberfest and one of the best in the style that I have ever had. Nice clean aroma and taste, and a wonderful finish. The guys at Victory sure know how to brew a great beer. Highly recommended.

4.5
BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
This is just an awesome Oktoberfest. Perfect amber color. Wonderfully quaffable. Goes down easy and really makes the start of autumn and the best season for beer a wonderful experience.

4.5
arojewski (58) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Only my second by Victory, and I was thoroughly impressed. From a bottle, rich and spiced aroma with a flavor to match. Pair excellently with roast pork loin. Excellent style.

4.5
theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma is deep bread crust, rich and robust..... one of the most impressive examples of malt depth in aroma. Appearance is dark copper crystal clear with bubbly head that dissipates slowly Taste is real deep complex malt, bright bread crust. A bit of tangy hopping but this is malt forward. An excellent example of the difference between malty and sweet.... as well as the toasty bread crust flavor found in well done lagers. Palate is creamy and smooth. Medium light and very soft. Overall a world class beer IMO. More of an Oktoberfest than Festbier. That said, maybe the best Oktoberfest I have had.... German or American. I got this six pack for $5.99... unbelievable. A near perfect example of one of the hardest to brew styles.

4.4
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.

4.4
Cybercat (6017) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Beautiful clear brownish-golden, with a medium off-white head. Aroma is mainly malty with spice hints, mainly cloves. Flavor is rich, malty, spicy (again cloves), with some hop bitterness. Zingy, tingly, the hop component dances on the tongue. Prosit!

4.3
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
better than most all imported brands........................................

4.3
User4749 (8) - - SEP 26, 2002 does not count
I drank this beer at the Oktoberfest at the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, VA in 2001and it was just great.

4.3
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.

4.3
williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Appearance is a clear, glassy reddish orange. One finger of foamy cardboard-brown head. Totally see through. Well-balanced sweetness in the light hops and mildly bitter German malt. Great combination! Smells fresh and flowery. Great aroma, like a fresh harvest ale. Bitter German malt dominates the taste, but the sweetness of the yeast balances that. Hops are very delicate, but also add a lot. Very malty and autumnal. Slightly bitter ending. Unusually smooth, nice body. A bit of Yuengling-like milkyness. Smooth feel perfectly offsets that bitterness. It’s really delicious and easy to drink. A truly excellent fall brew. Drinkable but not thin.


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