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RATINGS: 448   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1558) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2003
I'm not impressed. Red, quickly diminishing head. Smells dry and ashy, but it tastes somewhat medicinal, like Robitussin. Not much like most dopplebock's I've had, but there's also a lot of alcohol to hide.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5316) - 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 (5998) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.


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