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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
From the tradition started by the monks of St. Francis of Paula in 1634 comes this warming beer of rich heritage. A dark, rich lager of sublime complexity and character, St. Victorious is created from multiple German malts. Laborious decoction mashing yields the choicest elements of the malt. Long, cold aging mellows the strong temperament of this subtle beer. Celebrate the end of winter with a warming draft of St. Victorious Doppelbock!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2005
Cleveland Local Gathering. Thanks to our Youngstown connection, Mike McCallister for bringing this! Rust red body and a slightly off white head. Fruity, estery, aroma with a light back drop of carmel malt. Light bodied, but not quite watery. Malty, with notes of carmel. Slightly bitter finish that isn’t really what I expected. Decent bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2005
Draught @ Victory. This beer pours a dark brown color with a bit of a head on it. The aroma is nice, with notes of caramel and some fruits. Maybe a whiff of alcohol. The taste is rich and a little thick: very malty and sweet, with a good hop balance. A very good Bock!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Pours with a deep amber/red body topped by a thin to medium thick head with little lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with notes of alcohol, a little brown sugar and a slight bitter hoppiness that throws it off. Full bodied, slightly tingly and a touch warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Very enjoyable. Dark brown pour, sweet malty smell. Solid flavor. ABV not noticeable. Really enjoyed that it wasn’t over sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to zathrus for the opportunity to try this. Dark chestnut brown pour raising a peanut butter head only when poured vigorously. Sweet malty nose. Kinda reminded me of squaw bread. Very nice brew, sweet but not cloying. Abv well hidden. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
friend of mine brought me in a bottle of this stuff last night at work...thanks brad. this is definately a smooth and tasty dopplebock for 8.5%. barely noticeable alcohol. very drinkable, not too sweet (for a change) just right. wish i could keep this around all the time...but i guess i gotta wait till next spring. oh well...it’ll be worth it!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Claear brown no head. Spicy, toasty aroma. Syrupy sweet (in a good way) and herbal notes in the finish. As it warms, there some noticeable alcohol heat, too. Dusty, dry at the end. Thanks to Doclock for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Poured a clear very deep ruby color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, blood orange, and a tought of alcohol. Malty flavors of caramel, light on the dark fruit and a moderate bittering in the middle and long finish. Semi-dry finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
12 oz bottle, courtesy of master trader Jeffin, thanks so much bud! Tawny reddish maple, clear and dark, with a thick taupe head and bit of lacing...superb, complex aroma, principally of caramel and old port with touches of latte and orange cream, and later on baked pears, just wonderfully rich and decadent...body, too is rich, silky smooth and luscious without cloying, a chocolate-caramel malted milkshake always hinting at espresso bitterness that finally makes its presence felt at the finish...if there is a problem, it is that the richness is overwhelming; I could never drink two of these at a sitting, though I’m awfully glad for the one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Thanks to Jeff for sending this nice doppelbock out my way. Pours a dark plum red with a tall light tan head. Rich sweet fruity malts with some dry cocoa up front and caramel following. Very smooth and heavy texture to a well balanced brew.

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