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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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 378
Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

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Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
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.

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Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgkramar
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nmgreen
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
2.75/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steve419
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigdb
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ptat
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrismann65
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.!!!

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Photo of jancona
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!

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Photo of mosinmark
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjd315
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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