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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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!


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
This is one of my absolute favorite beers. I drink it often. I have gotten a growler of it, I have it on tap every time I go to Victory, but this is the first time I have had it from a bottle at home. Thanks to tgbljb for the trade. It does seem to have a more sharp Hop profile in the bottle than it did on-tap, it is not quite as ‘smooth and mellow’, this time. Nonetheless, one of my favorite beers. Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark amber brown. Translucent but thick. Smell: Rich caramel and brown sugar malts. Taste: It is incredibly sweet but then it is nicely balanced with a speckling of sharp hop bitterness. Brilliant! There is a complex web of flavors that make up the sweetness including plums black cherries birch caramel a bit of granny smith apple and some white grape. WOW! Mouthfeel: This beer has a very full and hearty mouthfeel but it is not heavy. It is somehow both a mouthful and remarkably medium bodied with a very slick oily texture that tastefully slides down my throat (quite rapidly in fact). Drinkability: If I had to choose a beer to live of of for the rest of my life this is one that would suit me just fine! I love it! I could drink it all night and never tire of it. The ABV will catch up to you so it would not quite qualify as a session beer even though it has an EXEPTIONAL drinkability IMO. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Pours a nice and clear reddish copper, topped by a quarter inch of soft beige foam. Okay head retention and a little lacing. Maple and brown sugary sweet aroma. Nice rich malt flavor, with an earthy maple presence. Not as sweet as I expected from the aroma. Some tannin-like bitterness around the edges. Nice balance. Full body, solid carbonation, a delightful tea-like aftertaste. This beer is a pleasure to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2007
tons of fruit on the nose, apples, some honey and a bunch of alcohol...faintly vinous. pale redddish brown, glows brightly not opaque. Pours with a nice head, some retention. Very full body, creamy, luscious, perfect carbonation. Tastes of caramel, roasty malt, a bit of cream and coffee. Very warming, moderate complexity. Love this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Notes of bittersweet chocolate, kinda tastes like one of those funky dark chocolate cookies...full bodied and slightly creamy...delicious

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
12 oz bottle, courtesy of master trader Jeffin, thanks so much bud! Tawny reddish maple, clear and dark, with a thick taupe head and bit of lacing...superb, complex aroma, principally of caramel and old port with touches of latte and orange cream, and later on baked pears, just wonderfully rich and decadent...body, too is rich, silky smooth and luscious without cloying, a chocolate-caramel malted milkshake always hinting at espresso bitterness that finally makes its presence felt at the finish...if there is a problem, it is that the richness is overwhelming; I could never drink two of these at a sitting, though I’m awfully glad for the one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttutony (634) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
Medium brown in the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and toasted grain. Very smooth on the palate with rich chocolate malt flavor. Slight smokiness. Wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (120) - - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Very satisfying. Hoppy aroma, average carbonation. Well balanced mouthfeel; good but not overwhelming hop flavors. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable; belies its high ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (472) - 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.

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.

4.2
   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.


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