St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Marked 'Enjoy By Dec 17 2011'. Poured into a pint glass.
Clear dark sienna body with a half-inch of cream-colored head. Frothy and withstanding.
Smells of dark bready malts and fruits. Some yeast character. Hints of caramelized sugar and cold-press coffee. Not much aromatically from the hop additions.
Roasty sweet malts, like bread pudding. Some caramel that tastes like it comes with some age. The fruits are very ripe; oxidized apple flesh, raisins, and some fried banana. The malts are tried and true, big and bready with a rich sweetness. Balancing bitterness finishes on the swallow. This is a great homage to German brewing. Stands up to some of the best.
Very slick feel. Mild carb leaves the liquid feeling creamy and full. Drinks easily.
I stand by my German brewers with making my favorite Dopplebocks--Aventinus, Celebrator, Optimator. But, Victory did really well here. I would absolutely buy this again. A well-made example.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2012 03:26:35 | More by thecheapies
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.