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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
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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Reviews by soco7tyx7:
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soco7tyx7

New York

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Light golden, some cloudiness, short lived cream head
S - yeast, clove, banana, some lemon zest
T - clove, banana, yeasty, champagney, hint of bitterness in the finish
M - Lighter body than most Saisons, clean, crisp, nicely carbonated
D - Very drinkable for a Saison. Not as spicy as most I've tried and sort of tastes like a clash between a Saison and a Pilsner. Has that champagne quality about it. Overall a decent pour and for the price I would get it again

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 16:22:58 | More by soco7tyx7
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S: Wheat, yeast and brett
T: Quite bretty with some wheat and yeast underneath. Not much in the hop department
M: Light-bodied, dry
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A: almost clear golden-yellow, with little effervescence lending to a very thin amount of head.
S: fruitiness of pear, apricot (maybe a fruity white wine even) and a light Belgian yeast scent

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.