Today's Feature Beer is the Festbier, Victory's take on an Oktoberfest. They keep it authentic, using imported German malts and hops, and even using a decoction brewing method to replicate the original processes. Nothing wrong there, that's for sure.
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jeff Herman (Tiger Deaux-nuts), Dan Fisher, and Mandi Kaelberer.
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Copper with a bit of cloudiness.
Aroma: I thought it was on the sweet side, with a lot of maltiness and some breadiness as well. Dan picked up sweet plums on the nose.
Taste: Sweet, but a little funky, a little fruit flavor as well coming through more than on the nose to me. Dan was still picking up some fruity prune flavors.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, with a funky aftertaste.
Overall: I'll admit this isn't my all-time favorite style, but I do think this is a well done Oktoberfest beer. For a nice fall day (or a hot as balls Louisiana fall day) this would probably be a good choice for some session drinking.
Overall Rating: 68.75
My Rating: 61