St. Victorious | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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St. VictoriousSt. Victorious
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
575
Reviews:
378
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of riversider76
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%

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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%

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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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Photo of clayrock81
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%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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.

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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 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.

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