RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.8
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Thanks to Jeff for sending this nice doppelbock out my way. Pours a dark plum red with a tall light tan head. Rich sweet fruity malts with some dry cocoa up front and caramel following. Very smooth and heavy texture to a well balanced brew.

3.1
kane (111) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
Ruddish brown color with a thick small bubble head. a sweet, spicy malt aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet toffee taste with a long sweet aftertaste. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not one that is big on sweet beers but this was good if not very memorable.

3.7
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pour is deep ruby brown with a thin tan head...smell is rich and malty...taste is nice and sweet with lots of fruit and some biscuit to it...nice brew...

3.8
5000 (6900) - 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!


3.5
hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller off white head. Subtle malty aromas. Tastes of bread, caramel, molasses, and toffee. Light alcohol in the finish.

3
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Deep dark red color and a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smell is well... bad. Doesn’t open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isn’t bad however. It does hold a genuine smoothness and a robust profile. Maybe something was bad with this batch, because its not up to the standard I have with Victory.

3.6
PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
When a doppelbock is done right it’s toough to be beat. The one came real close to being that beer. Flavor was very tasty and mild.

3.8
barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2005
TY Rich for this one. 2005 bottle. poured a fiery amber with a tan head. the laceing fades to a small cirle around the rim of my glass and chases its way down as I finish the brew. I just finished a Bell’s Consecrator Doppel so have to compare the two. The St. Vic. is a little less sweet and has a little more balance to it. both are good but the edge goes to the St. Vic, IMO. Thanks Rich.

3.4
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draft and bottle: Pours blood red when held to light with a thin broken tan head. Very mild aroma of malt, chocolate, and cinnamon. Flavor is a cohesive blend of chocolate, very light soy, and sticky dark malt with bitterness underneath it all. Mild and average but pleasent and drinkable.

3.5
JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Been looking for this one for some time. Thanks to richlike beer for getting this to me. Bright chestut color with a small somewhat fizzy tan head. Rich dark caramel malt aromas with just a hint of hops. Smooth on the tongue. Dark caramel flavor abound with some light smoke and grass in the background. A very smooth bock, but does seem to be missing a bit of the complexity.


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