Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak aroma with light malts. Hops imparted a sour note. Tan amber clear liquid with no head. Light smooth carb and medium watery body. Light dry hops and decent malt profile. Good bitter in finish and sweet nutty after. One of the more disappointing Victory beers.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Draught @ Victory. This one pours a absolutely clear golden color. There was very little white head on it. The nose was somewhat malty and also had a slight grassiness to it. The taste is a bit of a malty biscuity taste, and was slightly sweet. The medium body belies its 7.4% alcohol. Very Good!
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had the first pint off the first keg of the season. Good balance between malt and hops, toffee undertones
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not on par with other offerings. Whereas the Dopplebock is a beautiful beer, this one was flawed with some real "off" flavors.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great version this year a little more hops than usual and as always the right amount of malt to back them up its a shame this is no longer bottled
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, malty, good drinking.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
spring seasonal maibock from victory. amber colour with a tan head.
nice toffe malt flavour which has a bittering hop finish.
very smooth and easy rinking for a rather strong beer
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 11, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I hate to say this, but it reminded me of Lowenbrau. Absent head and clear, brown color are the first noticeable disappointing qualities of this beer. The aroma is quite yeasty, as is the taste. Mix in a strong flowery note with a hint of hops and you havea full description of st. boisterous. If this how it tastes at the brewery, I’m glad I never bought it in a bottle.
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 4, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious. A delightful, surprisingly refreshing beverage with a nice hoppy finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this strong malty bock, available only recently in bottles. A spring seasonal from Victory. Its a lightish caramel color, a bit ambery. Malty clean aroma. Strong malt flavor. Hints at toffee. Alcohol presence is just detectable. Maybe a wee bit on the heavy side on the whole, making it hard to drink alot of these, but it sure is fun to try.