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V-Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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V-SaisonV-Saison

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BA SCORE
88
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rotsaruch on 07-14-2005)
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Reviews by kegerator:
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kegerator

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was an all around tasty and refreshing brew. props to Victory.

Pours out a hazy pale yellow with a nice 2 finger head thats fizzy yet cloud like at the same time. It sticks around a good while and leaves nice lacing.
Aroma was lemony and slightly floral with hints of tart and sour lingering in the background.
Taste was citrusy, lemon with a tonic like tartness snap. It was light despite its 7% + abv, crisp and refreshing as hell. I split this with a fellow BA and we both agreed that this was a very tasty, enjoyable brew. Too bad I only picked up one. i will go back and get more.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2005 12:13:11 | More by kegerator
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Bottled on 5/30/08. 750ml bottle was poured into a large Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: A hazy orange yellow with some signs of carbonation. Amazing to see carbonation in the bottle that has been sitting for almost 4 years. Slight head, but it has remained for several minutes now. Nice lacing on the glass too.

Smell: vanilla, spices, bready notes, yeasty esters, citrus aromas, and apple sweetness.

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Hazy amber in the Ommegang chalice. Decent head that subsides before long. Amazingly, label says it was bottled July 3, 2007, so we are drinking it just before the suggested five-year aging limit. Not that the age has done this much good, but it's a testament to Victory's clean brewing technology.

Fairly rich and winey body. Nose of roasted malt and caramel. Some tangy taste, but less acidic than many Saisons. Interesting flavors of golden raisins, dried pineapple, and mango. Fair amount of hops enliven the aftertaste. Rather nice blend of malt and fruit as it warms a little. A little butter and mustiness keeps it from winning the prize.

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A- A deep golden body. Very week head. Good off the pour and then not a lot else. Lacing throughout.

S- Alcohol, hay, must, honey, camomile

T- Toasted malt, honey, black pepper, and camomile with a slightly bitter backbone. Quite good.

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750 ml (07.03.07 bottling) poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a nice golden colour, with a light off white head that left good lacing.

The nose is very light and bright, reminding me of champagne. There is the tiniest hint of a sour aroma off setting the definite yeast presence. Nice earthiness (tho not overpowering) and a subtle sweetness.

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V-Saison from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.