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St. Boisterous - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 24
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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4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a .5L glass for $5.50 at the brewpub.
Sampled 08AUG12

[A] Arrives with a 2 finger tall bright white fluffy head of semi compacted foam. Staying power is well above average and leaves a thick film of crackled lace in a thick ribbon along the glass. The body is a clear golden wheat color, rather light and wonderfully clear. Great look.

[S] Sweet. Glorious. Grain. With an extremely gentle toast and a light, crisp lemony-orange citrus. Light fruity notes, malt derived, and perfectly integrated.

[T] Sweet fruity flavor edges out the grainy base by a hair.

[M] Perhaps the best aspect of this fantastic brew. Somewhat thick and more substantial than expected given the ABV. Smooth, luscious. A consistent presence of mild effervescence keeps the tongue awake and contemplative. Couldn't ask for much more.

[O] If this is what a good sturdy Maibock is supposed to taste like, man, I have been missing out.

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Victory. Pours a very pale gold with good clarity, a small head that settles fairly quickly, and minimal lacing. Simple but clean aroma; bready; biscuit malt; a hint of earthy and floral hoppiness underneath; very light honey-like sweetness.

The flavor follows the nose pretty closely. All in all I found it to be a bit on the bland side. There’s a clean and light, slightly toasted bread character to the malt, a little biscuit and honey sweetness that dries out in the finish, and again a modest floral hop character.

Medium to slightly light bodied with crisp carbonation. A simple style and a simple execution in line with traditional examples. Easy drinking with well hidden alchohol. Ultimately a bit unexciting.

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St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.