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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7416) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma is mainly caramel malt with a hint of fruit. Flavor is much of the same with the chewy caramel being most prominent. Some dried fruits, toffee, bready, and a hint of yeast. Medium to medium-full bodied and easy drinking. I’m a bit surprised that its 8%. A decent and drinkable beer.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2007
12oz bottle. Medium amber brown color. Nice sweet, caramel, toffee malt aroma. Medium body, little to no carbonation. Tasty, sweet toffee & molasses. Would like to try on tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6903) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with a note of smoked meat. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Poor aftertaste, unfortunately...very husky and dirty. Victory just isn’t trying anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance :Good depth of amber with medium top
Nose :Clean malty aroma with light scent of alcohol
Flavour/Palate : Medium full bodied. Malts as a base with clean alcoholic side. Good brew to start fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber red body. Aroma is feint roasted malt, with some notes of nut and caramel. The taste is very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle pours a deep plum color, large off-white foamy head, with sticky lacing.   Bready aroma, malty, with a slight alcohol presence.   Light soy, semi-sweet, with an underlying dark pitted fruit on the tongue.   Full bodied, but with a fairly medium mouthfeel.   Definitely warming.   Smooth finish, semi-sweet trailer with lingering dark pitted fruit.   Maybe even a hint of smoked peat hiding in there.   Thanks goes out to egajdzis for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée avec MartinT et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3208)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
Bottle: Slightly darker cola red hue with a fizzy and fading head and no lace. The aroma has notes of roasted and caramel malts, grassy and herbal hops, hints of peaty scotch, and moderate phenols. The taste starts with a hint of lactic sourness followed by a sweet malt and sharp bitter balance. The finish displays some chocolate notes and a sublime sherry quality. The feel is lively but not heavy enough for the style IMO. This beer was sampled next to Sprecher Dopplebock and isn’t near the quality, it seems thinner and less towards style. Quaffable but not overrated in bottle. Perhaps it is that much better on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle cellared for 1 about year. Pours amber with a tan head. Smells of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some rosey hints, roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet caramel, some dark fruit, dry and peppery. Enjoyable.

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