St. Victorious | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

575 Ratings
St. VictoriousSt. Victorious

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Limited seasonal draft only release. Doppelbock brewed w/ smoked 2-row German malt from Bamberg.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-27-2002

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks wedge421 for this beer, check him out on youtube/beergeeknation for his video beer reviews.

A: nice reddish brown color thin head off white nice lacing on the glass

S: brown sugar, chocolate and dark fruits smells rich malt

T: malty sweetness, brown sugar with some chocolate and dark fruit

M: Med mouth good carbonation

D: pretty drinkable I would most often stop at 1 of these however

overall: pretty good brew from victory nothing really outstanding but I do like it.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured a dark brownish red color with a thin slightly off white head that leaves a few specks of lace. Smell has some dark fruity notes along with a candy like sugar scent. Taste is very malty with some toasted and dark roasted flavors. The feel is light/medium with a slight tingle of carbonation. This is a pretty solid easy to drink brew and has a well hidden 8.5% ABV.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with little head, slightly off-white. Thin ring, the odd whisp top this pleasingly colored lager, clear ruby red.

A spicy sweet nose. Maple. Some citrus. Raisins. Fruit cakey bread notes.

Raisins, dates, dark chocolate. Slight peppery notes may be the only way that the ABV pronounces itself. Roasted quality.

Medium bodied, with a nice and appropriate level of CO2 prickliness. Tasty. With the well-hidden ABV, I could definitely see myself drinking this a bit faster than it should be consumed.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby brown, with a thin tan head. Decent retention, and lacing. Smell is of dark fruits,and malts. Body is medium,with carbionation. Taste is of sweet dark fruit,with a nice hop balance in the finish. The alchol is there big time. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby red with a beautiful creamy head. The head is dense and doesn't diminish. Smells a bit rich and malty, booze, sweet and yet tart cherries. Chocolate is predominately upfront and is the first notable flavor. This is followed by some sweet and tart cherries. Hops are barely noticeable, but the finish is a bit dry. Thick rich chewy malts, chocolate, and a light tart cherry are the most notable flavors.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. It is deep caramel in color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet, and bready. The beeer is malt forward, sweet and filling. Full bodied and filling. A solid offering, but a notch below others of the style.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a seethru brownish red with constant tan head from carbonation and slight lace patches. A biscuity and roasted malt smell along with caramel (and possibly butterscotch or something like that) with very minor bitter hops. Dry and bready are the first things that come to my mind as I sip this. Medium-to-full bodied, slightly smooth and chewey, has a drying effect that is complemented with some mild sweet caramel and bitter chocolate malt as well as the hops giving off some slight fruit flavors like grape. Sticky on the sides and also a bit of toffee tucked into the sweetness I notice as I drink this; smooth as it warms. ABV complements beer by giving it that strong streak w/o overpowering beer. A complex brew that is great to sip on.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

St. Victorious from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 575 ratings.
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