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St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company

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St. VictoriousSt. Victorious

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539 Ratings

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 73
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Limited seasonal draft only release. Doppelbock brewed w/ smoked 2-row German malt from Bamberg.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2002)
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Photo of Marty
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber/brown with a reluctant head that materialized slowly after a stiff pour, but dissipated more quickly than I'd have liked. Not a terribly CO2riffic beer, and not particularly aromatic, but those are my only complaints. The malts in this beer are very complex. I taste molasses, roasted somethingorother, and a little tangy apple. Very drinkable for such a strong brew. Springtime is finally here!

Marty, Apr 22, 2007
Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

KolbMarley, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Doc_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Doc_Hops, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

cliff1066, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark brown/glowing ruby-like color- tan/caramel colored beer. Small head, not much retention either. Very ordinary looking, nothing stands out.

S- Immediately hit with a whiff of fruits and sweet caramel malt up front. Some grainy qualities but overall its entirely sweet.

T- Tofee, malt, chewy hazlenut, faint grape/black cherry. Very candy-like and tasty. No hop presence at all and a slight burn from the alcohol.

M- Chewy, sticky, and medium bodied.

D- I could polish off a few of these in a sitting, easily. Very enjoyable. Would purchase again.

DavidSeanNJ, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of djcira
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

djcira, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of bigbubba
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a cloudy brown with yellowish highlights. The head was small and short lived. The smell is good, very sweet and malty. There is a alcohol smell and a sort of musky or woody smell. There is lots of flavor. It is sweet and malty, and very fruity. There is a slight bitterness that keeps the sweetness from overpowering. The mouthfeel is thick and round with a warm feeling even though it is cold. The alcohol is very evident. The drinkability is good. A very nice beer.

bigbubba, Jun 03, 2005
Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Oakenator, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Iamstryker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Iamstryker, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BoOmerG
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BoOmerG, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

RedneckBeerz, May 25, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of wvbrewcrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

wvbrewcrew, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of paulys55
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

paulys55, May 31, 2013
Photo of dfried
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer had a great appearance, deep brown, almost black, but with crimson around the edges. Slight carmely colored head. The smell was malty and good but didn't have everything the taste did. The taste was malty, chocolaty and carmely, at first but quite smooth, with an extended finish of all types of deep, almost tart fruity flavors with enough alcohol kick to make them enjoyable. You definitely notice a slight hop presence as well. It had a great body for a doppelbock, not too thick and malty, pretty easy to drink.

dfried, May 24, 2006
Photo of ujsplace
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

This brew is a deep amber color with a one finger thick tan colored head that leaves minimal lacing and a thin, wispy layer is left behind.

Smells of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, sweet dark fruit - raisins and maybe cherry.

Tastes of rich, roasted malts and dark fruits - caramel, toffee, raisins and cherries. There is also a faint spicyness that is somewhat earthy and herbal.

Smooth and creamy with a dry finish.

In spite of the abv, I enjoyed several of these - sweet, but not overly so. A nice sessionable brew.

ujsplace, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of tavernjef
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Blue Nile: Big lusterious head of thick yellowy ivory foam sits atop a luminous moonlit blood black. Glares brightened dark red in certain light along the edges and bottom, but make no mistake this a a darkened bloody black. Cap recededs slowly, patchy strings of lace take shape along the receding lines of foam keeping a firm skim always present and the lacing sticky.

Lofty yet somewhat shortened on the nose hairs with a dark fruity center of dark cherry and a good portion of dark toffee. Seemingly plummy and rendering a high ended sugary sweetness from a complex layering of malts.

Taste is sweet and complexly so. Lots of little nuances to it that sway to and fro with a dark fuityness preliminary of highly tanged dark cherry. There, and mixed well, is the toffee/caramel, and again a little more to the tang to it then gathered as it has a leathery backing along its course of flavor. Good sense of plummy stuff and seemingly port-like in some areas of its profile as it peaks a tad more towards the finish with a slight smokey tang and soft, dark chocolate waffer-like fluff.

Feel is tender, smooth, malty, and warming, semi light to medium body yet set within a soothingly sweetened texture and character.

A fairly decent effort here, quite Belgain-esk in some fashion as its complexity is more then enough to lift the eyebrows and swirl the mouth buds into a firm sense of stability in smoothened sweetness.

tavernjef, Apr 09, 2006
Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BillRoth, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

yourefragile, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Buster
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Buster, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of jburke87
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jburke87, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of smooth_aleing
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

smooth_aleing, May 09, 2013
Photo of adam5454
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Sellen
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.