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V-Saison - Victory Brewing Company

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very good

180 Ratings

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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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Photo of GnomeKing
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Okay, now I get the saison thing. This style is popular for a reason. Victory's rendition made me understand that. The citrus and sweetness are unmistakable but offered judiciously rather than gratuitously. The flavors are nicely in balance. I could drink this all day. The mouthfeel is soft but not the least bit thin or creamy (too qualities I dislike in the mouthfeel). A nice bit of hops comes through. A real winner.

Photo of mkobes
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Bright pale yellow in color with a nice fluffy white head decent lacing. Malty spicey hoppy aroma. Saaz? Peppery. Very light and refreshing. Malty hoppy flavor. Crisp. Peppery. Dry tasting. Finish is spicey and malty. Drinkable. Very nice.

Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled courtesy of a co-worker whose parents live near the brewery. The explosion of the cork from from the bottle was nirvana. The arrpearance as it exited the bottle into the glass wqs a supremely headed cloudy orange brew with magnificent head that had great staying power. The smell was a great example of this style with a mixture of fruitiness and spiciness. Taste was complex with nice a nice spice-clove overtone. Finish was enjoyable with a nice mouthfeel. A thoroughly enjoyable brew with a nice kick that was great for my 200th review.

Photo of vladtheimpaler
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. Bright yellow, rich white head, nice carbonation emanating from the bottom of the Ommegang goblet. Spicy pils-like aroma, with a good dose of Saaz hops. Rich and malty pils like flavors, with plenty of saison like peppery spicyness. Real nice mouth feel and body. Clove like finish. This is one of those brews that is a must of of the 750, and should me shunned on tap.

Photo of rotsaruch
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, the Victory boys decided to make a classic saison and I think they accomplished their objective. Their saison made with DuPont yeast "is the sinceress part of flattery" that they could have hoped to achieve. No other yeast was used or needed. The appearance, head and degree of carbonation can only be described as surprisingly and pleasingly similar to the classic saison brew. The appearance is a beautiful pale morning summer sunrise yellow, almost like real lemonade. The nose has a noticable herbal fragrance. The taste is all about the Dupont yeast - it has this delightful spicy, zesty, peppery flavor with citrus undertones. The hops are more apparent than its name-sake, but as the brew warms the malty sweetness makes an appearance. The body and mouthfeel are very similar to the original brew.

This is truly a summer delight!! Althought the abv is 7.5%, it doesn't affect the taste or flavor profile. However, after two 22-oz drafts of this beauty, it will get your attention. I look forward to grilling and enjoying some BBQ with this terrific brew.

It is available in 750-ml caged, corked bottles.

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