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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

878 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 17
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Repackaging of V Saison

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip beer glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color. Nice foamy 2-3 finger white head that left a nice cloudy peak as the sides receded and left nice sticky lacing. A beautiful looking Saison in the glass.

Smell: That good yeasty funk of a Farmhouse Saison, scents of lemon, melon, bubblegum and wheat. A faint hops beneath it all.

Taste: Sweet, yeasty with flavors of lemon peel, spice, banana and bubblegum. The yeast profile is big on this one, but some nice sweet malts and a little hops balance it out well. A little alcohol flavor, but a smooth clean finish. Tasted very fresh (but no freshness date on the label that I could see).

Mouth feel: Medium bodied with a low carbonation, as a good Saison should be. A sweet but slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: It's spring/summer, and that means it's Saison time! This is definitely a worthy and affordable American interpretation of the Belgian Saison style. I benchmark everything against the best Saison in the world, Saison Dupont, and this one comes very close for an American beer. Will definitely buy more of this for the summer!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 23:52:26 | More by ChopperSmith
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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.