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St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company

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St. VictoriousSt. Victorious

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

525 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 71
Gots: 10 | 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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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6 pack at the brewery.

A: Deep copper with a 1 finger khaki head. After the suds were gone it looked like a glass of bourbon straight up.

S: Nice bready aroma. Picking up on raw dough as well as warm bread, with caramel, molasses, and Grand Marnier.

T: . It was a thick slice of raisin bread toasted over a camp fire topped with orange butter. This definitely had a boozy quality to it showcasing the sweet malts. I can see why the Doppelbock is known as liquid bread.

M: It had a nice weight to it. Did I mention liquid bread. Creamy and chewy. Carbonation was on the low side.

O: I think Victory did the Monks proud!

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 04:01:04 | More by bcsbeer
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-15-2013 19:02:04 | More by JakeEsterly
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-31-2013 15:38:15 | More by paulys55
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-25-2013 05:46:38 | More by RedneckBeerz
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2013 15:43:12 | More by InspectorBob
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smooth_aleing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-09-2013 22:56:17 | More by smooth_aleing
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-08-2013 12:31:31 | More by JakeDebus
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2013 22:30:59 | More by blknikon
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2013 19:30:52 | More by Magery
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Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-16-2013 06:08:17 | More by Doc_Hops
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-14-2013 01:35:51 | More by mquinn919
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2013 21:03:46 | More by Lurkerson
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep red in color with orange hues and perfect clarity. Poured with a rich, off-white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap that left a thick ring and sheets of sticky lacings around the edge of the glass. Smoked and dark grain aromas with sweet fruit fruit in the background. Medium bodied, slighty syrupy feel at first, followed by tight, slightly aggressive carbonation. Dark and slighly charred malt flavors up front followed by chocolate malt with dark fruit flavors beneath. Herbal hop bitterness toward the end followed by smoky, tobacco-like flavors and sweetripe fruit. Fabulous flavors and aromas make this an amazing dopplebock.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 01:18:47 | More by IronLover
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Purchased at the Victory Brewpub store. ENJOY BY: Jan 24 2014.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber body with a thick off white toffee colored head. Good carbonation.

Smell: Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee. Slight sugary molasses. Very sweet aroma. Smells delicious.

Taste: Sweet malty dates, raisins. Slight coffee flavor. Very rich and sweet. Tastes delicious!

Mouthfeel: The body isn't too thick, making this drinkable. Enough malty molasses texture to coat the mouth, but no real strong/offensive aftertaste.

Overall: Absolutely delicious and perfect for this never ending winter. What a doppelbock should be!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 23:58:35 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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Zkman87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2013 21:56:13 | More by Zkman87
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2013 05:25:06 | More by BARFLYB
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-23-2013 16:49:54 | More by tedho21
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-23-2013 02:08:17 | More by Brushkanna
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-deep ruby amber color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-malt, dark fruit, caramel, slightly smoky

T-rich malt, dark fruit, caramel, slightly burnt toast, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and rich

O-a solid doppelbock, nice flavor and very pleasant to sip

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 21:32:19 | More by MDDMD
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper body with ruby hues beneath the thin, tan head, which is patient to dissolve leaving a scattered lacing around the glass.

Aromas of toffee and caramel malt float from the glass as well as figs and sugar. If I am not mistaken, there also appears to be just a hint of smoky malt, almost similar to a rauch, but again just a hint.

The flavor is similar with sweet caramel and toffee malt, a touch of dried fruits, and a dark bread quality. Again, I could swear there is a dry, campfire hint in the flavor as well. As it warms, there may be a nuttiness mid-palate as well.

Medium to fuller in body with generous carbonation and a sweet, flavorful, full finish.

A great Doppelbock that would probably have greater recognition if it made it to more markets.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 00:34:18 | More by CHADMC3
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Reddish mahogany with 1 finger of tan head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Nose
Toast, biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, cocoa and sugar cookies.

Taste
Dark toasted breads, biscuit and sugar cookies. Brown sugar, toffee and cocoa nib with touches of dates. Maintains an earthy residual bitterness along with hints of smoke and floral hops.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth, silky and bitter.

Overall
The flavors are right-on for a good Doppelbock, but the extra bitterness kind of kills it for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 14:26:59 | More by justintcoons
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-28-2013 18:58:16 | More by Seaba
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-18-2013 18:15:28 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-17-2013 23:39:39 | More by Number3red
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

02-10-2013 15:46:52 | More by brez8791
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.