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St. Victorious - Victory Brewing Company

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St. VictoriousSt. Victorious

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

536 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 72
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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Liverocks

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2014 21:59:15 | More by Liverocks
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2011 02:22:09 | More by Celtics76
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2011 01:22:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Imperial pint glass. Appears a deep chestnut color with about an inch of lingering ecru foam. No lacing to speak of. The nose is filled with notes of sweet malt, chocolate, and fruits such as plums and figs. Tastes of bready caramelized malts/grain, very light touch of smoke and coffee, mild cocoa powder, and plums. Tasty stuff! Just about full bodied with medium carbonation and some warming alcohol. Take your time with this one and enjoy.

05-02-2009 13:43:14 | More by ClockworkOrange
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-09-2012 09:36:36 | More by Dank26
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2011 20:00:14 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-24-2014 21:36:48 | More by Nichols33
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toddicus13

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2014 14:05:59 | More by toddicus13
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kshankar

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Ruby red pour with tiny off white head..recedes quickly

Aroma: Dark toasty malts

Taste is of dark and toasted malts..the flavor is a bit muted. Not much of the dark fruit presence, even though there is some background of raisins

Mouthfeel is medium, goes down well, and is very drinkable for the ABV.

03-01-2010 05:52:29 | More by kshankar
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-26-2011 19:00:44 | More by djrn2
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penguinjive7

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a dark mahogany with couple fingers of off-white head. Smell is of dark malts with a hint of brown sugar. Taste is definitely dark malts with a hint of sweetness in the finish but not much more to speak of. The mouthfeel was nice and balances throughout.
This is a fairly drinkable brew. I gave it a solid four because it is no doubt a nice brew, but I think it lacks complexity and would expect a bit more from a doppelbock from Victory.

05-21-2007 15:27:30 | More by penguinjive7
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2011 14:25:52 | More by BeerThursdays
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-15-2011 18:20:57 | More by jak
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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!

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Had on tap at BSP recently.

A - red body, hints of dark orange and ruby when held up to light, topped by a khaki head

S - vaguely smokey, malt and hops are present as well

T - sort of wheaty/bready, toasted malt shows up with a piney hop kick at the end and enjoyable aftertaste

M - medium bodied with a bit of carbonation

D - pretty solid despite the ABV. Goes down fairly smoothly. Could drink several.

06-14-2008 18:29:47 | More by ruckzuck
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2011 18:54:43 | More by Rochefort10nh
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 03:22:58 | More by rab53
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-09-2011 06:13:32 | More by BMart
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-15-2014 17:16:00 | More by Casey3236
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2011 16:25:27 | More by tubbnik
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass a hazed deep russet color with a tight 1/2 finger slight off white head that decent lasting power.Aromas of dark fruit ala raisin and prune along with some sweet caramel mainly,flavors were alot like the aromas heavy handed raisin and brown sugar with some caramel sweetness and a bit of a doughy element.A solid doppelbock very flavorful it is pretty big and warming.

04-14-2008 12:33:56 | More by oberon
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jsh420

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

on tap @ DLD

pours dark amber with a 1 finger head that faded and left no lacing

smells of brown sugar dark fruit malts

taste is good - sweet brown sugar, rich dark fruit, nutty malts - good amount of earthy hops to balance sweet malts

mouthfeel - medium body with low carbonation that gives you that smooth creamy feel

drinkability - it wasnt the best beer i tried at DLD but it hit the spot on that cool cloudy day

04-25-2010 22:31:59 | More by jsh420
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cubedbee

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a nice crystal clear mahogony red with a thin beige cap of head, little retention, no real lacing. Nose is delicious--big and nutty and bready, caramel, slight bit of smokiness. Taste is sweet molasses, doughy malt, hazelnut, slightly toasty malt, caramel, and actually a slight bit of spicey hops coming through on the finish. Medium/full bodied with a moderate carbonation and a nice chewy feel. This is a pretty nice doppelbock, more balanced and less sweet than some others I've had, but ultimately this just isn't a style I love.

04-28-2006 22:08:19 | More by cubedbee
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javincik

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass

A-Pours a deep rustic reddish brown with a 1 finger off white head that quickly settles down. Not much visible lacing left behind. The color hue is very appealing though.

S-Lots of bread, caramel, toffee, toasted malts. Maybe a hint of dark fruits and candied sugar.

T-Lots of up front sweetness with heavy bread and caramel flavors predominating. Leads to some toffee and dark fruitness in the middle with some brown sugar in there also. Finish is battle for balance between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness from the noble hops-the sweetness wins out, but this is not a bad thing.

M-Viscous and full bodied lager here. A little chewy. Really is just like liquid bread. Carbonation a touch on the high side, but finishes with a crispness despite the full body.

D-Two of these is really no problem. A great full bodied lager for the spring time. Despite the 8% ABV, there really isn't much evidence of alcohol in the taste or mouthfeel. I plan on picking up a case of this every spring while I'm in PA.

06-05-2010 17:42:50 | More by javincik
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.