borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Delicious beer. Goes down extremely smooth and has a great taste. Has a perfect balance to it. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a clear golden amber, light copper color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic thin rings of lacing throughout.
Sweet malty aroma with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon and subtle hops. There is also a very faint roasted malt presence that is very promising.
Surprisingly very full bodied and chewy, especially for the style with a lot of sweet malt and fall spices. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, biscuit, and that slight toasted malt flavor that the aroma alluded to. There is also a very subtle hop presence which provided an excellent balance of bitterness to the sweet malts and spice notes. An excellent example of an American interpretation of the style but I can’t really see to many Germans liking it. Either way I highly recommend it. properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n-y3FAKNLI
bugsizzy (70) - USA - OCT 26, 2012
Appearance: Burnt orange, ½-finger head dissipates, average lacing
Smell: Funkiness,raw dough + carmel malt, lemon citrus, hint of pistachio nuttiness
Taste: Medium body, carmel malt, lemon, pistachio nuttiness, cracker, portobello mushroom + slight bitterness on finish, medium carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Beef brisket
A great Oktoberfest that has grown on me. Nice full bodied amber poured into a mug with medium but frothy head. Subtle nice balance of flavors with caramel and bready feel. Finish is great with great balance of malt and bitter that lingers nicely...I hope I can find some more before the end of the season
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Victory Festbier has a medium, cream-colored head, a bright, yet hazy, orange/amber appearance, some bubble streams and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, syrupy bread crust, medium-roasted malt, and a slight hop zing. Taste is of all of those elements, and there is even a bit of sourness, here. Mouthfeel is medium, and Victory Festbier finishes crisp, refreshing, and absolutely and completely drinkable. Overall, this is really very delicious! RJT
nealblind (1865) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Best by dec 2015. Dark red gold.aroma whole wheat berries. Tastes wheat tobacco. Great rich complexity. EchoStrat (3) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
A nice classic Oktoberfest .
Great malt character.
Very drinkable beer. Perfect to bring in the fall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OnTheTrail (508) - Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours copper. Aroma is toast, honey cookies. Taste is caramel, toffee, toast. A wisp of hops. Bottom line - smooth, elegant, balanced lager. uwbeaker (4) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
A bold wonderfully smooth Oktoberfest style with a slight honey finish. Something good to sit down next to the campfire with.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw body. Aroma is lots of grain, hay and earth. Taste has a malty sweet, but balanced bitter. Fresh bread. Texture is thicker.