St. Boisterous - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jifigz:
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a pint.
This beer is a lush extreme golden color. The head was pure white and died rather quickly. The golden color of the beer isn't transparent and it is rather a more opaque golden color. The aroma smells like a typical helles lager just a bit more pungent. The aroma is grassy, grainy, and sweet. There is also a noticeable hop aroma that is very well blended with the grain/malt. The taste is a sharp grain twang blended with a big hop bite up front. The hops hit the palate almost immediately. The aftertaste is rather grainy and sweet but still with the lingering hop bitterness. The MF is crisp and refreshing yet dry and, due to the substantial hop bitterness, not all that refreshing or thirst quenching. I think Victory has this one pretty well nailed. A perfect Spring beer when the weather is still cold and demands a slightly tougher and meatier brew, but is starting to yield to the ever increasing daylight. This is a solid Helles Bock and a style that you don't see represented too often. It stands in the shadows of other styles of lagers and ales.
This beer may be a bit too bitter for the style and I personally think it should be more grainy and sweet, but I still really enjoyed this brew.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2012 16:41:36 | More by jifigz
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a realy old bottle and already has tons of floaties. It tastes fine however, so I decided to have it and review it. It was Enjoy By April 2011. This beer is probably 3 years old then.
The aroma has lots of bready malt.
The flavor definitely tastes like a maibock. Lots of breadiness and caramel sweetness, some spiciness and herbal hops. There’s also some fruity esters in there too. The middle hits you with a bit of alcohol, but it’s not very offensive.
The finish is pretty dry, despite the sweet flavor.
Actually a very well done beer. Quite tasty and even better than certainly doppelbock options out there.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 02:43:54 | More by dar482
St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.