St. Victorious

One of my favorite styles from a solid brewer. Despite Victory having been in GA for sometime now, we’ve never had any of this.
12 oz bottle as part of my Secret Bunny package, thanks mday. Best Before Dec 2 09 printed on the label.
Poured into the DFH palm glass, the tan head is disappointing in terms of retention and lace, but at the same time not that surprising considering the ABV. The carbonation seems especially low on this one.
Nice garnet pour with good clarity.
Very simple malty notes dominate but I get a lot of blackberry in the taste. It lacks the classic, marzipan depth but it retains the tastiness. Surprisingly light drinking in terms of the taste, and the alcohol seems well hidden in most of the drink. The ending does impact some more heat but I am surprised at the general lack of anything really big.
Not as deep in terms of malt compared to what I was expecting, but at the same time it still drinks well. A bit of a fruitier/lighter Doppelbock than usual, but still a nice beer.

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04/26/2009
Style:
Doppelbock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.83
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