St. Victorious
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #18
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,033
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 10.59%
Reviews:
378
Ratings:
202
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2022
Added:
Mar 27, 2002
Wants:
  112
Gots:
  25
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Limited seasonal draft only release. Doppelbock brewed w/ smoked 2-row German malt from Bamberg.
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Rated: 3.94 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

May 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by kjkinsey from Texas

Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.31 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Oct 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is exactly what i like in the style, nearly textbook for me, on tap in a huge tall glass at the brewery in downingtown, a pleasure to have this one at the source! rich deep amber to copper red in color, perfectly clear, holding over an inch of khaki colored head, creamy and lacy. the aroma here is subtle on the smoke, i expected a bit more of it, but it has a layered kilned malt earthy toasted property, a long boil caramelized sugar character, and some decadent bready notes, all wrapped up by a hearty german lager yeast strain, cool and patient. the beer seems more fall than spring to me, with quite a bit more of the smoke showing up than it did in the nose, a strong almost brassy minerality, fall forest vibes, almost woody, real mature on the yeast side of things, and sweet in the right places with maple and honey notes here and there with the malt sugars. it has the exact right sweetness level, body heft, and finish trajectory, and its oh so good on a hangover! this is one i had not seen before from these guys, and it was definitely my favorite from our visit to the brewery. a really solid example of the style, sturdy and rich. delicious!
Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.71 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Deep cola brown hue. Aroma has nice spicey esters and dark fruit, though maybe a little faint. Very solid taste profile, raisin bread, anise, clove, some spicier phenol. Crisp german malt body.
Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by foxyaardvark27 from Washington

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.51 by sgkramar from Georgia

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by reitzbrewing from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by Nmgreen from New York

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Griggsy from Colorado

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by shirtless_mike from Indiana

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by tyjohnson55 from California

Oct 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by steve419 from New York

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by craigdb from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by ptat from Delaware

Apr 23, 2015
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Reviewed by chrismann65 from Texas

4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I had this on tap @ The Austin Untapped fest .! Wow; This is a Doppelbock brewed w/ smoked 2-row German malt from Bamberg. !!! What a nice smoke, smell with a med. mouth feel . I just love how dark roast brew keeps going & going !! with a long finish .!!
Great beer with BBQ...!!! If you get a chance try this great brew.!!!
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by jancona from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 64oz growler via Victory's taps. Pours a dark amber, can still see my fingers on the other side of the glass. Creamy foam with nice lacing. Smell is a bit smokey, with sweet bread and a touch of caramel. Taste is wonderful - smokey, toasted malt, sweet bread, caramel, Nilla wafers with a clean finish. Not too sweet - just right.
Victory rocks the hop styles for sure, but I have a new found love and admiration for their German styles! Zelt, Braumeister, Fest beer, St Victorious - all awesome!
Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by mosinmark from New Jersey

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.28 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Fcip78 from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.96 by harryhops from Delaware

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Nov 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by tedgelee from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Leeds_xx from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by browniewithnuts from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.85 by TheNightwatchman from Pennsylvania

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by yemenmocha from Arizona

Oct 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by handpullme from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2014
St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 580 ratings