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RATINGS: 444   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Very well masked alcohol - a little bitter for a doppelbock, but still has its share of malty sweetness - not what I was expecting, but still good - light and easy drinking for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 14, 2003
A really pleasant doppelbock, but a very light one. I'd actually consider it a bock. Didn't taste the alcohol at all.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
Deep red color and thin. Sweet syrupy aroma. Interestingly mellow 'til the finish when it takes on a vaguely mediciney appeal, but in a pleasant way. Damn good!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2003
Growler bottled from tap. Striking clarity. Frankly quaffable double bock, with perhaps more hops than are often seen in examples of this style. All the malt you'd want. Thanks be to LiebeBier for lugging this back from Downingtown.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2003
yummmm - a bit thinner on the palate than I remember but still a kick ass Doppelbock. Sweet, malty yet with enough hops to not be overly syrupy. As someone else noted it was lacking a bit on aroma, but I might attribute that to the over chilled temp. it was served at where I had it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2003
Sweet malt flavor, hides the alcohol perfectly. A very good Doppelbock.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2003
Light brown color with slight tan head. This beer is ridiculously smooth for 8% ABV. Malty and rich. Only negative, not much aroma. Otherwise an outstanding beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 I’ve had celebrator and optimator, but this one is better IMO. Very deep amber red with very slight head, which left nice lacing on the glass. The smoothest and easiest to drink doppelbock. Lots of sweetness from the malts but has some hop balance to it. Lots of caramunich gives it its nice sweet maltiness and deep amber color. No harsh astringent flavors that can be found in some bocks. I was feeling the alcohol after a 20 oz glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Quite nice with good malt, a bit spicy and in control alcohol. Would like to see in a bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Holy macaroni! This is one ’big’ beer! Actually this bock is very drinkable despite the high alcohol content. Worth trying!


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