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St. Boisterous | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.84/5
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428 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,598
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
428
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 428 |  Reviews: 296
Photo of Jarod
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer came to me a crystal clear, nicely carbonated and medium to dark straw colored. The head was white in color and seemed dense and light in nature. The aromas that came from the glass were fairly simple sweet malt, flowers, very light fruit, and some bitter hops. The flavors of the Saint were less simple then the nose. Some hops took the front – bitter, and floral hops – light caramel, great malt, some very light fruit, and a tad alcohol seemed to be present as well. A good balance of malt and hops that seemed to keep each other in balance, with the malt slightly more aggressive which left it with a moderate sweet appeal to it. Medium bodied and good malt balance make this beer pleasant to drink.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KGarrett
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of laurastradford
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kshankar
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a thick white foam with good retention. Lacing? Oh, its there.

Aroma is very bready and malty with floral hops.

Its very bready and malty, as expected, but the hops come in as well...pretty bitter finish from them. Well done

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Creamy, carbonated well, goes down well. Very drinkable. Recommended

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Photo of EPICAC
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was served chilled in a tulip glass. St. Boisterous pours a crystal clear golden. It's topped by a bright white head that fades to a film leaving clinging lace. The aroma has a crisp graininess to it, as well as some nice apple esters, and bit of leafy, grassy hops.

This maibock starts off with a crisp, neutral graininess that moves into a mild, apple fruitiness in the center. The finish has a nice citric bite and an herbal hop bitterness. This beer is light-bodied, highly carbonated and very crisp.

This is a nice summer beer. It's flavorful, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant golden orange, clear, clean, with a small, tight, off-white head. Smells of honey, tangy vegetal sweetness, fruity malt sugars, maple syrup, and spicy herbal hops. Nice and very hellesbockish. Spicy hop edge up front on an otherwise malty sweet taste. Honey and vegetal malt sweetness, with flashes of sugar. Cooked vegetable twang/bitterness in the finish. Kind of warming, but not hot. A good lager for this cool 4th of July evening as the fireworks rain down outside. Nothing exceptional, but a solid Victory.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tubbnik
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper with a one finger thick head with good retention and decent lacing.

S - Big sweet bready malts up front backed up by a bit of floral hop aroma, and a touch of warming booze towards the end.

T - Follows the nose with bready malts, but the floral hops are much more pronounced in the lingering aftertaste, particularly some lilac notes.

M - Solid medium body, perfect medium carbonation creates a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

D - My first maibock review. I'm not sure at this point if anything really stands out about it, but it was a pleasure to drink, and I could definitely have a few more.

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Photo of edglodek
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Biscuit033
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright golden with large foamy white head with great retention and lace grabbing glass the enitre way down.

S: White bread and crackers with earthy German hops.

T: Bread and alcohol up front and earthy hops and slight metal in the follow through.

M: Carbination is good but the is a slight astringent feel on the tongue and the finish is not super crisp.

D: Perect winter to summer beer. Winding down from the heavy beers but not quite time for full time drinking of quaffable pils and wheats. Great for one or two at a sitting.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. This one pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a fleeting coat of head. This beer is brilliant, almost glowing. The aroma is solid with pilsner malt sweetness with a mild toasted bread melanoidan quality. There is also a kiss of spicey noble hop that rounds it out really nicely. This smells really nice. Flavor is very focused towards pilsner malt sweetness, with a solid honey sweet maltyness. The toasted notes hit secondarily and this is followed quickly by a very mild bitterness that doesn't hang on very long at all. I think the sweetness is a little much, and the toasted notes could be a little stonger for my flavor. Feel is moderate, with a very mild carbonation. I like this beer. It is solid all around, and a style I would like to see more of on the shelves.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best enjoyed by Oct 13, '06. Pours a crystal clear honey with very active carbonation, thin white head that disappears quickly, no lacing. Nose is a strong sweet pilsner malt with a touch of spicy hops, nice. Taste is a sweet bready malt, slight bit of honey, a bit toasty, finishing with a slight grassy hop bitterness and a lingering malt flavor. Pretty nice beer, nice full body, easy to drink. I don't have much experience with the style, but I definitely prefer this to Dead Guy.

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.02/5  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.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this gem at their Downingtown brewery.

Orangy golden with a pale beige head. Clear as anything.

After a swirl I got some alcohol phenols mixed in with the sweet malt and spicy peppery hops.

Honey, citrus fruits, and spicy hops sandwiched between big bready malt. Some grassy straw/hay qualities too.

Crisp mouthfeel at first, then it gets heavier, becoming a tad cloying. Sweet aftertaste for a few minutes. Carbonation helps cut through the long finish, basicaly having the affect of making this one hard to put down.

Really nice, I would love for this to find it's way out here to the Oregon market.

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Photo of tigg924
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, medium-high carbonation, dark gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and some hops

Taste: grass, caramel, some bittering earthy hops in the background

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet with a bitter backbone

Drinkability: Could have sveral of these if not for the alcohol which hits hard. A nice and clean maibock. Simple yet elegant.

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Photo of drtth
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: As poured the beer is a clear copper orange color with a ½" slightly off-white head that recedes to leave a ring of foam with a thin layer of foam over the surface. The sipping leaves a ring of foam with a bottom edge that trails off into a spider web pattern of lacing. Where the sip was taken there are widely scattered speckles of lacing.

Smell: The aroma is fresh and grassy from the hops and there is a strong bready malt presence.

Taste: The flavors tend to be predicted by the nose. There is some sweet bready malt present but there is also a strong overlay of grassy, herbal bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-full bodied and silky smooth from the gentle but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium long with some sweetness from the malt and a lot of the crisp herbal hop character present as they both fade together into a persistent musty dryness at the end.

Drinkability: This is a nicely drinkable mai-bock. I've had several now before doing this review and find myself enjoying them quite a bit. It is not earthshakingly good but it is definitely a good solid tasty brew that I'll return to again.

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St. Boisterous from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 428 ratings
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