Sunday, April 15, 2007

Victory: Sapphire Bock

I was out for dinner with the family at Victory Brewing in Downingtown, PA. Tasted their braumeister pils and then a Sapphire Bock. Enjoyed the Sapphire Bock immensely. My wife thinks it was 7.9%. I just remember a smooth crisp full bodied beer that isn't too hoppy. Has anybody else had it? Looks like it is a very recent addition to their taplist.

6 comments:

Joe Meloney said...

Adam.....you're the only person (other than Ruch) who I know has tasted it!.........Ya scooped him!..........of course he's in Europe.
Joe

Adam said...

Heheh...well the pleasure was all mine. Good stuff! I'll have to go get some more soon.

Loren said...

What style is this? St. V. is a Doppelbock and St. B. is a Hellerbock. This an in-between-er?

Adam said...

Good question. I thought St. B. was a Maibock? This is lighter in color almost like a heavier pils. No roasted malt. Hops are definately there, but, balanced out well with the malt. I have a growler of it that I plan on tasting tonight.

Loren said...

Check this info out->

http://www.babblebelt.com/bbb_classic/readarc.html?id=1075387022

And Joe said the Saphire is a one-off Bock with all Saphir hops, as was thought.

Cheers!

Adam said...

Very well then :-) Nice little thread there.

Bryan was thinking that saphir hops had something to do with it. Can't wait to crack that growler.

Thanks Loren.