Victory St. Victorious

Posted: June 9, 2012 in Doppelbock, Reviews, Victory Brewing Company

So, I’ve been noticeably absent from the blog for awhile, and for good reason. Not only did I get to hit up Philly for a long weekend during beer week (reviews to follow), but I decided to make my relationship with Katie a little more serious. We got engaged a few weeks ago and I’ve been spending a lot of time with her four year old daughter, which is not exactly conducive to reviewing beer. So, expect a huge amount of posts…

ABV: 7.6%

Style: Doppelbock

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “From the tradition started by the monks of St. Francis of Paula in 1634 comes this warming beer of rich heritage. A dark, rich lager of sublime complexity and character, St. Victorious is created from multiple German malts. Laborious decoction mashing yields the choicest elements of the malt. Long, cold aging mellows the strong temperament of this subtle beer. Celebrate the end of winter with a warming draft of St. Victorious Doppelbock!”

Random: This is one of the few Victory beers that I’ve never had.

This brew poured with a one finger, off white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, chestnut color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose had some sweet nuttiness with a bit of earthiness to it. It was really nice. The taste was a more intense version of the nose. It had significant notes of hazelnut, caramel malt and sweetness, which were very enjoyable. The body was towards the thicker side with more intense than expected carbonation. The finish was quick with nuttiness. The booze wasn’t really a factor on this. I really enjoyed this one. I could see drinking this on a cold night. I would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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