St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +22.9%
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.
02-11-2005 13:42:44 | More by kegerator
4.93/5 rDev +21.1%
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.
01-29-2006 22:59:42 | More by BillyB
4.9/5 rDev +20.4%
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!
06-15-2011 02:38:35 | More by mdvatab
4.88/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
12-24-2007 21:24:59 | More by letsgopens
4.86/5 rDev +19.4%
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
05-28-2014 20:57:46 | More by Ol_Lefty
4.85/5 rDev +19.2%
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.
01-16-2010 05:09:25 | More by YamBag
4.78/5 rDev +17.4%
This beer is awesome. Dark red color with a malty aroma. The taste reveals raisins, toffee and plenty of malts. There is a slight hoppiness at the end. The 8.50% is very deceptive as this beer is extremely drinkable. This is one of the best American doppelbocks that I have ever had and I highly recommend it. Cheers!!
03-28-2010 19:30:28 | More by dahlen22
4.78/5 rDev +17.4%
1/2 gallon growler
Gorgeous deep ruby with fine carbonation supporting a wispy head. Fairly consistent lacing is moderate and slick. Starts with a thick foamy head but settles away to nothing. The color is most impressive, shining transparent and gem-like.
Smells like a fruit cordial, along the lines of maraschino cherries wrapped in a thin caramel sauce and a nice drop of alcohol. Opens to Munich malts, among others, with a wonderfully grainy accent. Builds a creamy and nutty sense that gently melds into the fruity, malty core. Classy and almost liqueur-like on the nose.
Like its smell, it comes across with a first flavor of a cherry cordial that is actually only faintly sweet, leading to an even better flavor of figs' skin, meat, pit, and all. Next come roasty notes turning to musty/earthy notes with a soft, mellow noble hops deftly blended in. Like a good doppel should, it has rough and sizable malt rippling through the whole profile. Mellow but full of bockness, it slowly develops a smooth sense of grainy, earthy flavors of molasses. Has the definition of a nutty finish from first to last pint.
Yet as fruity, roasty, and quietly dark as it tastes, St. Victorious is in sum none of the above. It has a serene, creamy, and smooth approach that expresses a deep sophistication hard to find in others of the style.
Full bodied but slick, it slides back way too easy. At the brewpub, at home, this beer's mouthfeel greatly helps its dangerous drinkability. I could write about its mouthfeel as much as its flavor - smooth, big, yet silky. Exquisite. God bless the man who figured out the decoction brewing method.
I've been waiting eight months to quaff this beauty, anticipating its release since the first day I became a Philly resident. Take a trip to the brewery to taste the care and love that exudes through this creation.
03-20-2004 16:23:02 | More by nomad
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.