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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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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-24-2011 22:34:57 | More by Bdel34
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-13-2013 23:37:11 | More by EBeckett3
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2012 11:57:18 | More by ecmoon3
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-22-2011 20:54:54 | More by gcare02
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-30-2012 18:31:28 | More by LarryMyers
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a thick fluffy off white head that remains throughout most of the beer.

The scent was of roasted caramel malt, nice fruit presence.

The taste was of very strong malt, caramel, toffee, bread, sweet fruit, and light notes of alcohol.

Full body, smooth and soft, low to moderate carbonation.

This was an excellent presentation of the style, very flavorful and easy to drink. I will have to add this to one of my favorites from Vicotry.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 13:59:01 | More by BeerCon5
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Leftfield00

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-30-2012 19:54:37 | More by Leftfield00
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-06-2012 02:23:20 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-28-2014 16:23:54 | More by ramrod666
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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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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle with a very colorful but classically styled Victory label which is styled along similar lines to the St. Boisterous which I tried last night. Dark purple background with a cheery Father Xmas like chap sporting a Monk style hair job and an under proportioned hand clenching a bottle which is raised with a classic V sign. Lots of blurb to the left describe the background to this brew and references the German Doppelbock style which it trades as. No strength listed but it has an ‘Enjoy By July 27 06’ Date.

Appearance: Looks the business, right from the first pour to the last sip which I sucked out of the glass. Shimmering body is perfectly pellucid with a crystal clarity that defines the mahogany body with a ruby sparkle. Medium conditioning level with a resilient presence which supports the tan colored head which stays around for the drink and leaves a light splodgenessabounds lacing which slides back into the mire with ease.

Nose: Rich odors of brown Brogues freshly polished with Kiwi Shoe Wax, new leather school satchels and dubbin soaked hiking boots all mixed in with some sweet malts, a bready middle and some caramel with a spicy Edinburgh toffee in the back end. Wow, it’s not often that a beer inspires me to immediately think of new phrases to describe such aromas, but this one does. Hard to slip into descriptive clichés for this one. Oooohh this is good stuff.

Taste: Deeper than the nose, the tastes seem to retain a fantastic composure given the intriguing aromas and complex presentation. The tanned hides and polished leather which I got from the nose runs through the middle of the brew as well. The malts are the headlining act here, toasted caramel and toffee with a Brandysnap finish. Deliciously sinful.

Mouthfeel: Excellent feel, just strong enough to support the laden malt middle yet still impart a light feel that lends an airy texture and continues to draw the drinker back for more. Some alcohol is barely detectable, it’s easy to forget that it is here though, way too easy in fact.

Drinkability: Gorgeously put together, supreme balance, just perfect all around, devastatingly drinkable. Get me a Case!

Overall: Whereas the earlier bottle of the sister brew, St. Boisterous seemed to lack carbonation, the St. Victorious was an awesome highly polished all-round performer, much better than I recall my first taste of this during my first ever visit to the Victory Brewery tap two years ago. Recommended.

A Churchillian V-fingered salute to the main man, BigHuge for this beauty. I’d be picking this up by the Six-Pack if I could.

Music: Splodgenessabounds, ‘Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please’

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2006 06:45:12 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color with a creamy tan head; a few lacing shards spring up from the foam

Smell: Understated but distinct elements of caramel, raisins and cocoa powder

Taste: Plenty of caramel and raisin/prune flavors in the front end, with some grassy bitterness peeking through by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweet flavors are balanced by the hops as well as some cocoa

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate but creamy carbonation

Drinkablity: World class! Really enjoyed the balanced approach to the style

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2008 02:05:03 | More by brentk56
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-04-2014 22:57:34 | More by Corburk
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-31-2014 16:25:41 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-26-2013 02:03:46 | More by hockeyfighter19
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-24-2012 21:43:13 | More by HamGlade10
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-23-2014 23:15:49 | More by Durandal_777
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-18-2014 19:22:32 | More by canawler
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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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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-07-2013 23:56:01 | More by WOLFGANG
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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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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-04-2012 20:58:09 | More by comfortablynirm
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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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umtox

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep dark hazy amber with little head.

Smell was good - of spice, molasses, and caramel - but faint

Taste very good - one of the best domestic dopplebocks. All the standard flavors are there for this style - just a cut above the rest. Lots of malt and spice.

A developing complexity and lingering finish. Big body.

I could have several of these.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2009 13:52:25 | More by umtox
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wedge

North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep chestnut color with crimson highlights and a modest, creamy tan head. The aroma is great: toasted caramel, sweet toffee, distant dark fruits - rich and creamy. Deliciously malty upfront - complex, layered malts - toasted then sweet then doughy with an unexpected hoppy finish. A little fruity alcohol. Full, balanced, and enjoyable.

I'm glad I found some of this in my area, a very tasty doppelbock. Goes well with all the rain outside.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2006 20:54:04 | More by wedge
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.