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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer: Pours a nice rich dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is very caramely sweet with an authentic German lager yeast presence with a hint of floral noble hops. Starts with a caramelized malty sweetness quickly turning very sticky and dry toward the doughy finish. Something’s just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but it’s very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but I’m having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. It’s very strange as I have never had this extreme a sensation with a beer before. Seems like it would be a good brew otherwise. Perhaps a rerate is due in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle: Clear cola/caramel colored, showing a bright ruby under light, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, molasses, mild licorice, fruit. Taste is bread, yeast, sweet roasted malt, light peppery alcohol, cherry, caramel, toffee, with some bitter fruit - berries, orange - and hints of spice. Light to medium bodied, slick mouth feel, almost syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 I’m glad I was able to find this beer. Pours a soda like dark brown with very little head. The aroma is a little weak in my opinion. Nothing really jumps out at me except for malts and white wine and a bit of caramel and cherry. The taste has malts, cherry, white wine, caramel and toffee. The complexity is well done because it is layered well. This is a damn good session beer which I am enjoying. Victory has yet to dissapoint me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Very dark carmel in color, with a bready molasses flavor that is distinctly separate from its bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Bottle. Color is red/amber, with beige head. Aromas are sweet malt, brown sugar, and a small amount of fruit. Flavors sweet malt, brown sugar, hops, and a bit of cherry. Not as sweet as I expected. Body is medium, and just right for this beer. Another nice brew from Victory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
This was a great beer that poured a similar color to both Salvator and Troegenator. The taste was malty and somewhat dry and just a wonderful overall beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2005
strong beer tasting at RDF: a nice bitter dobblebock. the main flavor was that of malt but it seems a decent enought beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Poura hazy deep red body with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is Sweet carmel malts and cherries with a subtle nuttiness. Somewhat sweet carmel and raisin flavors with a little smoke and a small hop kick in the finish. A little alcohol also coming out in the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Never dissapointed in Victory and it holds true once again. Pours out with a nice sweet malty aroma. The color is cloudy dark brown with a slight head. The taste is nice and balanced with notes of roasted malts and some carmel notes with a slight typical bitterness on the finish. Great brew that goes down smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2005
2005 bottle: an almost sweet aroma mixed with generous amounts of malt, the color is a medium to dark cloudy brown, with a thin layer of tan head that clings to the side of the glass. very smooth malty taste, with hints of spices and a slight sweetness that i cant nail down. just a tad bitter on the tail end and the body is a little less than i was hoping for, but altogether an excellent beer

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