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St. Boisterous - Victory Brewing Company

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St. BoisterousSt. Boisterous

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very good

407 Ratings
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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%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

salthemonster, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

cclark67789, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of dar482
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.

dar482, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JakeEsterly, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

troegaarden, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

SFC21, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

random846, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Number3red, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

VinnyA, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

laurastradford, Dec 16, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, bright orange color, with a thick fluffy white head that disappeared quickly.

The scent was of citrus and notes of sweet malts.

The taste was of sweet caramal malts, toasted bread, and some citrus.

Medium body, pretty smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was pretty average for the style, not really something I would look for again.

BeerCon5, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Beeradelphia, Oct 15, 2012
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.

FeDUBBELFIST, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mendvicdog, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
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.

tobelerone, Sep 13, 2012
St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.