Fatehunter (2568) - 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. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 (BB 12/09/02) Beautiful color. Head is short lasting. Rich malty palate. Very drinkable and smooth. Victory does it again. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Nice orangey glow and copper in color, good white head that stuck around the glass. Smell was all over the place, very complex for an Oktoberfest. Lots of sweet smelling hops and malts, some nutty notes and roasted barley and some pale citrus. Taste was pretty decent, not bad at all. Kinda sweet and malty bitter, very clean hop feel, a bit watery with a slight sweet twinge on the tongue. Its a drinkable fest, but this could be bolder and slightly heavier. Nothing really wrong with it, a bit of a different approach to the fest style then I'm use to. Louipa (121) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 I liked this stuff alot. I like mostly malt stuff. There are some hops in there, not too much. Its very easy to drink. Goes flat quickly so drink it fast... shrubber85 (11452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Strong grainy malt and caramel aroma. Copper color with small head. Caramel and strong barley malt flavor with a mild hops finish. A very nice festbier - I really like the flavor of the malt in this beer, and it has much more body than most beers in this style.
thornecb (5948) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Bright white micro head recedes at a medium pace to hug rim. Caramel and candy corn aromas. Soft with caramel from front to back. Lasting malt finish. A great Oktoberfest session beer. Next. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Deep copper body with amber hues. Soft ecru head, a tad thin. Sweet caramel malt backbone with sugar cookie notes and hints of peach and nectarine. Grassy hop component with light resin character and orange citrus. Great autumn session brew - will be picking up a case for football saturday. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
A- Brew is pretty much what you would expect a good o-fest to look like. Clear nutty brown body with some bubbles that can be seen rising to the top. Head pours with about 2 fingers and is slightly off-white. fades to 1 finger and retains well from there. Leaves lacing all the way down the glass.
S- Nose is a great mix of soft piny hops and caramel/German malt. Nice.
T- Taste is very similar to the smell. Mild flavor upfront but caramel malt is defiantly the main character along with a mild German (can’t put my finger on what type) malt. The finish adds a faint touch of piny hop flavor to the initial flavors but is very clean. Nothing lingers on the palate.
P- Medium carbonation and a nice, lightweight O-fest body.
O- This is a nice O-fest. I bought this last year but made bread with it rather than drinking it (good bread too). It has a nice hop character to it and had the nice caramel malt flavor that I like. Good, very drinkable beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-26-2008 01:50:40 philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Victory Brewing Company Victory Festbier--A Rich Amber Lager In The Tradition Of Oktoberfest--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Oktoberfest--Marzen. Lacy medium off white head. Clear bright pretty rich thin fizzy head sustaining amber color. Immediately Quenching mild sweet biscuit caramel fruit hint tasty smooth Marzen Fest body. Mild sweet hop East Coast Lager malty fruit hint Fest! end. Sampled 9/13-14/2010. 6-Pack for $6.99 Purchased at The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington 9/2/2010. Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
12 oz Bottle -- Pours orange-amber with a medium light khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, squash, caramel, and hops. More hops present than other Oktoberfest beers but is not bitter. Soft and smooth mouth-feel yet feels very rich. Great malt character with a good balance.