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St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company

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St. VictoriousSt. Victorious

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

553 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 87
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2002

Limited seasonal draft only release. Doppelbock brewed w/ smoked 2-row German malt from Bamberg.
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

another outstanding beer from Victory. I sampled this from a Growler my bro brought down for me...
poured out a deep mahogany color with hints of copper and ruby with a 1/2 inch head that dwindled to a slight film and ring. lacing was minimal.
smell was big malt sweetness with hints of candied sugar, cherry and caramel.
Taste is about the same as the aroma with a slightly dry finish and a nice alcohol bite.
this was an exceptional beer from an exceptional brewery.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Victory.
Pours a deep, dark, ruby red with a thick tan head but the head disappears quickly.
Smells of sweet beechwood smoked malt, dried fruit; plums, raisins, wine. Also, caramel, molasses. Hint of whole flower german hops.
The taste is of strong immense malt. Sweet and smokey. Slight toffe/caramel character. Very rich, very complex taste. Chocolate, cherry, bready yet tangy.
Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with slight alcohol warmth. A bit sticky.
Simply excellent.

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4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker pint.
Best by 12/17/2011

Aroma: Sweet molasses, carmelized sugar, black cherry, & vanilla.

Appearance: 1.5 finger of light tan foamy head gradually settles to 1 finger. Beautifully clear, reddish-amber body.

Flavor: Rich, chewy caramel supported by a hoppy balance. Manages to achieve a rich, malty sweetness without being cloying. Dried black cherry with herbal hop in the background. Reminiscent of iced tea on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Medium-full delicious body.

Overall: EXTREMELY tasty! Complexity of aroma, substantial body, maltiness w/ balance, and it begs you to have another sip. Definitely one of my new favorites. Thanks for the trade, Curious Monk!

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4.87/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was treated to this insanely tasty Doppelbock while on a trip to Philly. I was visiting Eulogy Belgian Tavern when I spotted it on the bottle list and decided to give it a try. It poured a dark woody amber with some sizable orange highlights. The foamy off-white possibly more beige head (it was very dark in there) held very well and clung to the glass leaving some nice spotty lace.

Tons of woody, earthy fruit establish themselves instantly in the nose. Sweet honey and starchy molasses. The sweetness is prominent but very different and interesting. Kind of like toasted oats and toffee; very wholesome. Candied fruit also comes through in the middle. Sweet in two different ways. Very complex and unique.

The flavor consists of very sweet clover honey and molasses in the begininng then fades into some very earthy wood notes. Buttered dark bread with apples and caramel. A hint of apricot and raisin shine through as well. Slight bits of a malty fruit/vegetable flavor and cedar. All types of wood, bread/grains, fruit, and varying levels of caramelization. Super complex and absurdly tasty. Even better than the Ayinger Celebrator in my opinion.

Heavy and earthy with moderate carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. The finish is full but crisp with a buttery lingering texture. The flavors and textures are all over the place but they still manage to tie together seamlessly; so complex. Probably the best Doppelbock I've ever had. Really an amazing beer.

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4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Imagine a cross between shiner and guiness and you get this amazing beer

Color is a deep brown with a slightly earthy sweet smell. The taste is a sweet raisin and toasted malt rich flavor, with traces of citrus behind the two main flavors and a nice heavy but smooth finish

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4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 is a great year for St. Victorious. Love the balance and nice hop finish. Had on tap at victory, pours a nice rich amber color with a tan head. The taste is complex with a clean soft finish. Like a good German lager the smell is very clean. Best version of St. V in a long time.

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St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.