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St. Boisterous - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 407
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tubbnik, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color, bubbly white head, gone quickly with little lacing. Scent is muted and mild, light herbal notes, faint faint caramel sweetness, touch of wet paper. Taste a little more focuses with lightly sweet malt, little in the way of fresh grain, which i like in the style, some herbal splashes on the back end. Moderate body, smooth, decently carbonated. A nice clean take on the style, just would have liked a bit more grain to the taste.

rfgetz, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Pluemer2, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

djrn2, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Innocentexile
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured into pint

A-Cloudy pale yellow with pretty much zippo head.

S-sort of a lemony citrus aroma, maybe orange too. pretty sweet smelling

M/T-I can taste the alcohol peeping its head out of this guy. other than that, bready taste along with a tinge of citrus. not too shabby. nice body. eh, second swig the alcohol definately came out

O-aside from the alcohol being present in the taste a little too much for my liking, this is a decent brew, certainly not the best from Victory however

Innocentexile, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nh2032, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 23, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass
A - slightly cloudy yellow/amber, leaves about and inch or so head, with a relatively vigorous pour, decent lacing
S - lemon and orange, kinda sweet
T - this is where it shines, it tastes very citrusy, but there is little to no hop bitterness,
M - pretty creamy, but it is a bit thin
O this is a very enjoyable beer, and also my first review, so hopefully I get better at them, One thing to note is I just bought it yesterday, and it is a spring release, so it isn't 100 percent fresh

vicsju1991, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: 3 finger white head that dissipated quickly. Orangey golden yellow and unfiltered cloudy.

S: Orange, lemon, sweetness.

T: Caramel, malty, biscuit, bready, marzany, sweet, sugary.

M: Nicely bodied. Heavily alcoholic at the end.

O: Its ok. Not my favorite victory beer at all.

JerseyKirk, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MerkurKing16, Nov 17, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into regular pint glass.

A - Poured clear golden color with medium off white head that quickly dissipated leaving light lacing around the glass.

S - Mostly malts and caramel with faint scents of citrus and hops.

T - Sweet malts and grains dominate with additions of honey, caramel and a slightly earthy spicy finish.

M - Medium bodied with above average carbonation.

O - Victory did it again with slightly above average maibock that can be enjoyed during holidays. I would recommend it.

taigor, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KGarrett, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

We pour a brew of neon-golden yellow. It holds a brief one finger head of white bubbles, leaving spotty lacing as it quickly recedes. The beer is nicely transparent, with no haze or sediment noted. Carbonation appears light. The aroma is of floury malts, with a lighter caramel malt sweetness. There is a white sugar sweetness, with clove of both phenols and esters. There is also light hop slickness, and a light drying resin quality. Alcohols are faint, but enhance with warmth. As we sip, the light and toasty malts hit up front. There is also floury grain and honey sweetness. Buttery diacetyls are sweet, giving a butterscotch quality. The middle moves forward with metallics and a coiny bitterness. Banana esters are cooling, with a slight bite of clovey phenols. The finish is harsher, with strong malts and a booze to cut. There is continued caramel sweetness and metals. The aftertaste breathes with floury grain and corny adjuncts. The hops here are flowery, but faintly bittering. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is high. The feel is nicely coating, with a clean slurp and cream. By the end there is a drying, but a cooling finish. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks decently.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was the light aroma, with the nice and spicy malts. Despite this, the grains become overly light and floury at times. It seems highly generic and unlike a true maibock, with less body, sweetness, or strength to the malts. The sweetness that was there is erased and overpowered with bitterness, and ultimately this is a letdown for the style and for the brewery.

TheBrewo, Oct 15, 2011
St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.