RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Deep dark red color and a thin head that disappeared quickly. Smell is well... bad. Doesnt open up with any caramel notes or other malty tones, it just has a funk to it. Flavor isnt 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2005
When a doppelbock is done right its toough to be beat. The one came real close to being that beer. Flavor was very tasty and mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - 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 Bells 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours a garnet/brown clear, with a tan head. Aroma is mostly malty with a hint of hops, flavor is intensely rich and malty, sweet, finish is light and slightly astringent. Dopplebocks arent my favorites, but this one was not too shabby.

   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. Somethings just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but its very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but Im having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. Its 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle: Clear cola/caramel colored, showing a bright ruby under light, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, molasses, mild licorice, fruit. Taste is bread, yeast, sweet roasted malt, light peppery alcohol, cherry, caramel, toffee, with some bitter fruit - berries, orange - and hints of spice. Light to medium bodied, slick mouth feel, almost syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 Im glad I was able to find this beer. Pours a soda like dark brown with very little head. The aroma is a little weak in my opinion. Nothing really jumps out at me except for malts and white wine and a bit of caramel and cherry. The taste has malts, cherry, white wine, caramel and toffee. The complexity is well done because it is layered well. This is a damn good session beer which I am enjoying. Victory has yet to dissapoint me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2158) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Very dark carmel in color, with a bready molasses flavor that is distinctly separate from its bitterness.

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