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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Setting: Served in a sample cup at the Michael Jackson Beer tasting held at RFDs. Appearance: A slightly murky cherry red/burgundy colored liquid topped by a light tan head that dissipated to a small ring of foam. No real lacing of note was left. Aroma: Aromas of prunes, cherries, assorted fruits, and caramelized malts beckon you, sirenlike, to sip upon their goodness. Flavor: Mesmerized by the siren-song of the nose, a hearty quaff gives you sweet and dark caramel malt flavors with a hint of smokiness lingering in the background. Palate: Solid medium body. Nice and crisp. Overall: A lovely and contemplative beer. One to quaff while poring over the Old Testament or maybe Homer, Id say. Id have no problems drinking a decent amount of this stuff. Marginalia: In a total beer geek moment, and I blame Randall th Enamel Animal for this, I was able to pick out the rauch malts used in this. Its such a small amount of rauch that youd be hard pressed to taste it if you didnt know beforehand. I "blame" Randall for this since all the other taste receptors in my mouth were still reeling from Randallized 120 Minute IPA. The only thing that I could taste with assured clarity was smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2004
Tap at the brewpub. Malty aroma. Flavor is smooth and malty, with smokey notes. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2004
Not quite as dark or as opaque or as heavy as an Ayinger Celebrator. A good beer, with great sweet fruitiness, great dark malt backbone, toffee and coffee flavors not as intense as the Ayinger. Adequately hopped, but authentically, not heavily American hops. Really a good beer. But given how much like an Aventinus their Moon Glow is, I had expected this to be more like a Celebrator, much as Fish Tale did with Detonator. I had mine from a growler and had no idea that the alcohol level was over 8 nicely hidden under the malt and the sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2004
Not exactly what one expects from a doppelbock, but quite good and easy to drink several in one sitting. Big head, rather malty, mix of toffee and light hops. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours amber/reddish. Aromas of caramel, toffee, fruit, malt, and hops. Tastes firm, smooth, malty, with a sweet, firm, malty, slightly fruity and hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
Reddish/brown clear, tan head, strong malt aroma with a hint of hops, flavor is intensely rich and malty, sweet, finish is light and slightly astringent... however not unpleasant... quite a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 4, 2004
Pours a deep brown but still transparent. A nice frothy head sits atop. Amazing toffee sweetness and an alcohol bite make this a must try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Had this at a beer tasting in Washington DC and the small sampling did not do it justice. Noticably malty aroma with a smooth, smokey flavor. Finished fruity and slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
from the tap this beer was a creamy dark brew with brown head. a creamy thin malty flavor. i noticed the alcohol but not like most doppelbocks i remember. overall - i like the beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Did not have that strong Doppelbock sting to the flavor. Smooth drinking with nice malty taste.


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