Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a tulip. This bottle is a year or so old at least. No date to be seen, but it's old label.
A: Very hazy Sundrop yellow color. Creamy white head stands at three fingers. Lacing leaves broken sheets on the glass.
S: light lemony tartness. Dryer malt aromas of short bread and pound cake. A mild and pleasant rustic Brett character blankets everything. White pepper and vague yeasty spice. Wafts of green, grassy hops every so often.
T: Farmy Brett up front. Rustic and funky. Wheaty. Light lemony spritz. Just a slight hint of oily and herbal hops. White peppery spike of alcohol toward the back. Quick flash of tropical ester. A tad medicinal. Crackery malt. Very dry. Funky finish.
M: Very light in body. Dry and very well attenuated. Slight malt firmness, some frothiness possibly due to wheat? Highly effervescent and scrubbing. Some mild alcohol warmth.
O: This one flies under the radar. Where else can you find a 22oz, 7.5% abv Brett saison for around the $5-6 mark per bottle? Perhaps one of the best value buys out there. If you're new to Brett, go to school with this beer. It certainly isn't the epitome of the style, but it's simple, pleasant,easily crushable, and a good introduction to the world of brettanomyces. It is worth noting that this bottle kicked around for a year or two. Brett tends to dry out and funk up a beer with time, so this may be quite a different experience when fresh.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 00:01:51 | More by ryan1788a5
3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Yellow color with a slow to settle two-finger head
S: Wheat, yeast and brett
T: Quite bretty with some wheat and yeast underneath. Not much in the hop department
M: Light-bodied, dry
O: Give it a try if you like brett but I'd pass if you don't
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 21:11:33 | More by ONUMello
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.