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St. Boisterous - Victory Brewing Company

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St. BoisterousSt. Boisterous

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BA SCORE
87
very good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002)
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Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours very nice dark orange/copper color with beautiful two finger foamy and cream colored head. Ringed lacing...

S- The nice thing about this beer is that the sweet malt just pours out of the glass as soon as the beer is being poured in. The aroma really comes up and greets you with a, "HEY! I smell delicious- drink the hell out of me!!" Overall, a sweet malt nose, hint of caramel and just a tinge of hop presence to boot...

T/M- Has the same sweet malt taste as found in the nose. I was a bit surprised by the hoppyness of this beer at first, but it really settles to the style in between the sweetness as you drink more; but I like it. It finishes sweet with a nice medium to heavy carbonation and medium feel.

D- Overall, pretty drinkable. Again, surprised by the hops as it was not quite what I was expecting when I opened this up. I would enjoy a few in a row- no more than three I would say...

Overall, liked this beer. I would definitely purchase again after trying a few other Victory offerings. It leaves the tongue with a bit of a heavy feeling, but other than that this is a pretty solid choice.

TheGordianKnot, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of sponberg
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice example of a maibock. Malty fruitiness present and very drinkable. It speaks volumes that, when I brought three of these each to the houses of two friends who had spent substantial time in Germany, the third bottle of the three magically disappeared into the "hide this beer for myself only" corners of their refrigerators.

Be forewarned, it's hard to find the brewery - in an industrial complex and you cannot see at all it if coming in from the west.

sponberg, Feb 13, 2002
Photo of KGarrett
4/5  rDev +3.9%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A golden apricot color, just a bit better looking than your run of the mill macro lager.

Nose is clean and malty, simple aroma.

A nice blend of hops round out a good flavor profile led by a sweet malty character.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied yet not heavy by any means. Nicely done, quite a simple beer but well done nonetheless.

jasonpeckins32, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of Number3red
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Number3red, May 06, 2013
Photo of troegaarden
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

troegaarden, May 29, 2013
Photo of gafferjohn
3/5  rDev -22.1%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of sacfly
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, enjoy by Oct 13 06
Pours a clear golden color with a touch of orange. Head is almost non existent. Aroma is crisp spicy hops. No malt in the nose… surprising. Taste is sweet and malty upfront but quickly slapped back by a generous portion of hops. Sweetness is very lightly toasted toffee, bordering on light plumb. No astringency, just clean spicy hops. Medium to heavy body. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Easy drinking, well balanced yet interesting beer. Not a typically sweet bock. As it warms, the malts starts to come out more in the aroma.

sacfly, Sep 14, 2006
Photo of grayburn
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice offering from Victory, these guys put out some excellent beer. The beer pours a pale golden color with a thick frothy head that laces decently.

The smell is the only slight setback to this beer, there is little there aside from some bread notes and some almost corn like grain notes. Some lighter floral notes are smudged by the alcohol.

The taste is a different story, the delicate flavors shine through even the thickest breadiness. Very nice, blended perfectly with just a little bit of alcohol.

The mouthfeel is thick, medium carbonation, no lingering bitterness, just a touch sweet. Very nice, I could drink a few of these without a problem.

grayburn, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of BuckSpin
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A warm medium golden hue with a nice 1/2" head of loose off-white foam that faded quickly with little to no lace, all dancing on some slow carbonation. Nose is sweet, springlike, breezy and outdoors, with some mild hoppiness and malts drifting in.

The initial tongue is smooth, mild malt which surrenders to a soft hop peak. The two dance on the pallete, then slide into a deep, rich, almost syrupy sweet like. It reminds me of the way Golden Monkey or a good dopplebock finishes. The aftertaste is soft and bitter, warming. This was an excellent ride from taste to swallow.

If you, like I do, enjoy different sensations of taste throught a beer, give this a try.

BuckSpin, May 31, 2005
Photo of jaluria
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eagerly awaited the arrival of this at my local store and picked up a few to enjoy.
Poured a translucent, medium-orange color with a subtle yellow undertone. A soft white head quickly developed and disparted just as quickly. Only a touch of lacing was left behind on my goblet. Aromas of honey, grains, fresh fruit, and flowers seemed to come out. The taste was crisp with sweet malt flavors dominating the front end of each sip. A bitter finish that was slightly floral rounded out the beer. A grain-like texture, somewhat chewy and very easy to drink. A great blend of sweet flavors like honey and slow roasted sugars with citrus-like hop bitterness. Another great beer from Victory.

jaluria, May 24, 2006
Photo of KolbMarley
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

KolbMarley, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Brian700
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a golden yellow with not a lot of head and no real lacing to speak of.

The aroma is of corn, spicey hops, and a little alcohol

The flavor is pretty good. There is lots of sweet malt mixed with a corn flavor and a really nice warming from the alcohol. This is a pretty damn good beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer. I can't get this in my area but if you can I recommend picking some up.

Brian700, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of cclark67789
4/5  rDev +3.9%

cclark67789, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of mempath
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

beautiful tawny-apricot with off-white head that lingers, settles with little lacing.

nice malty nose with a kiss of hops. rich but subtle...

yeah, nice thick/deep malt sense with a peppering of hoppy notes. near chewy and quite luscious for a spring/may brew. alot of ineffable joyousness going on. a true fest beer.

drinkable as all git out. this is sort of perfect for what it is. pure balance. is this really a 7+abv concoction?

mempath, May 28, 2010
Photo of abcsofbeer
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle with a Oct 13, 06 drink by date. The color is a semi cloudy pale orange topped by a thin white head. The head dissipates quickly. The aroma is a sweet maltiness accompanied by fruits of maybe apricots and lemon.

There is a very mild tangy, spiciness and very mild bitterness. The flavor overall is nice blend of hops and malts. There is a pretty distinctive alcohol flavor but it is blended nicely and adds to the taste very well.

The mouthfeel is light bodied and flavorful. Good beer.

abcsofbeer, Mar 03, 2007
Photo of hanco005
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single to review, 12 oz bottle, tells me to enjoy by Oct 13 06, poured into a pint glass

A—pours clear honey yellowish amber with a fizzy thin sheet for a head that is gone instantly, laces down the inside of glass similar to detergent

S—sour, yeast and wheat, mild sweetness, some lemon, some banana, too

T—Malty to be sure, some sourness and tartness, maybe a bit on the bready side, not bad, really

M—feels a little flat, light bodied, mild carbonation

D—not bad, but not great either. Worth a try, but I wouldn’t buy a bunch of these.

hanco005, Jun 25, 2006
Photo of Gaisgeil
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a goegeous and clear medium gold in color, wonderful white swirls for a head, very appealing. Nose is sweet, but a bit peppery, hard to put my finger on it, perhaps the hop aroma, very nice overall. Taste is clean and a tad dry, but well balanced and fruity. Nice little hop bite, nothing over the top, but just so. Mouthfeel is fairly light but along style guidelines nontheless. Drinkability is quite good, if in the mood for something light and fruity this would do you well.

Slàinte!

Gaisgeil, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of mjc410
2.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A vigourous pour into my snifter raises virtually no head, only a few sparse bubbles around the glass. The beer is a slightly transparent golden yellow. The nose is malty sweet, and somewhat lemony. There's also a touch of floral hops. Taste is not nearly as sweet as expected, and in fact is quite mild. It does hide the alcohol very well, though. There's not much to dislike about the taste, but not much there. The mouth is somewhat thin, and is almost non-carbonated. I won't be coming back to this, and I'm surprised that Vic'ry put this out. (Enjoy by 10 13 06)

mjc410, Sep 15, 2006
Photo of dbalsock
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks lpayette, you sent me a winner with this one.

Appearance: Pours light orange with a hazy body and a slight white head. The bulk of the head dissapates quickly but there's some left around the glass for the whole experience.

Smell: The flowery hops mix with a honey malt base... I would love to down a few of these in the spring.

Taste: Honey and fruity esters come out (like a crisp apple). The malts are fantastic and drive this beer to greatness.

Mouthfeel: The light bodied nature combines with a perfect amount of bitterness to make this an enjoyable experience. The dryness of the beer is interesting but doesn't add or detract from it imo.

Drinkability: I could easily session this and would love to have another.

dbalsock, Dec 31, 2006
Photo of curasowa
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark yellow with 1 finger of head that fades to a ring without much lacing. The aroma is pleasant, with caramel malt and hints of butter and some nuttiness. Big, malty flavor upfront, with a nice, creamy body followed by some bitterness on the back end that helps to cut the sweetness of the malt. The finish is lingering and somewhat woody and drinkability is very good. I discovered this on tap at the Tap & Mallet and ended up buying a few 6er's. This is a tasty beer, all though I must admit I have been on a bit of a Maibock kick lately.

curasowa, Jul 17, 2010
Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -22.1%

SickNukes, May 18, 2012
Photo of tln13
4/5  rDev +3.9%

tln13, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has a fresh by date April of 2010. After being poured this brew had very little head and not much carbonation being released. This beer has very little aroma. The taste is a little dry and biscuit like malt flavor. A few sweet fruit tastes, slight white grape. This beer is very smooth drinking and easy to put down a few. The alcohol is moderately noticable and relaxing.

mtnbikerpa, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of output01x
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle (Enjoy By 03/11/12) into a pilsener glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger off-white head that quickly dissipates to a nearly non-existent dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a translucent pale gold with very few carbonation bubbles.

Sweet malts like roasted grains give the nose a rather bread-like quality. Earthy and floral hops scents in the background accentuate the malt-dominant aroma. No lacing can be noticed at any point throughout consumption.

Sweet malts up front and with flavors of buttery pretzel dough, roasted peanuts, honey, and a slight smokiness. An earthy and slightly spicy hops presence can be found at the end of the sip. The flavors are amazingly clean with little distraction. They are also deeper and bolder than either the body or the nose would indicate. The flavor is rather straight-forward, but in a good way. The 7.4% ABV is not noticeable in the least.

Medium to light bodied with good carbonation, this beer is very easily swallowed. The carbonation is a little fizzy but does not detract from the flavors or experience. The body is a good consistency but it does have a slightly sticky quality.

output01x, Aug 15, 2011
St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.