TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
St. Victorious is a classic German dopplebock, brewed with imported German malts, hops, and coming in at a warming 8.5% abv. This beer is brewed using tradition brewing methods such as decoction, where a portion of the mash is removed to another vessel and heated to a higher temperature, then re-introduced to the mash. It is then cold lagered for three months, making this such a round, polished, clean beer.
St. Victorious pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color with a slight tan head that fades, and a moderate to soft amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is a mash tun in a glass. Deep sweet malty, toasty, and peppery aromas of alcohol flood the nose. The palate on this beer is full and slick on the tongue with tremendous malty flavors. Sweet malt, light toast, and dark nutty flavors fill the mouth and slide down the throat. This beer is just so round, clean, and polished, you would never believe the beer you are drinking has such strength, so be careful! St. Victorious ends with more of those wonderful malty flavors, then in balanced with just enough grassy hop bitterness, so this beer is not too cloying.
cwill (113) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Dark ruby hued pour with a thin head. Soft fruity, caramel sweet aroma and complex dark malts in the nose. Carbonation is moderate, creaming up on the palate. Thick mouthfeel, with lots of malty character. Complex flavors of raisin, grape, ebbing blends of caramel and chocolate. Sharpish citric-like flavor that strikes from under the malt and then retreats. Wonderfully rich burnt caramel, toffee, and grape flavors become very pronounced as the beer warms. Sweet bready taste that lingers. To date, this is the best beer I’ve ever tasted. Phenomenal American stab at the style. thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2001
this is a good malt. not alot of hops in this beer it has just the right sweet to bitter ratio. definitly not for mullets
Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2000
If theres something better than a bock, its a double bock. Big robust malty nose and a hop floral undertone and a big belly warming ABV. Quite strong and not meant for the average beer drinker. Need to by a batch and store. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
This was a great beer that poured a similar color to both Salvator and Troegenator. The taste was malty and somewhat dry and just a wonderful overall beer.
Braudog (6979) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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! fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
Germany in Downingtown. This beer manages to acheive high alcohol while remaining very drinkable. jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2007
one of the best doppelbocks in this country....superb malty aroma and flavor...they did this one right delirium11 (28) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
One of my favorites. Amber caramel color with a sweet malty start that finishes with a lingering bitterness. bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
I’m not a big Bock fan, but wow, this one is amazing! It’s really good. Nice color, great taste. Don’t know if I’d buy a six pack or not, but still very good beer for sampling.