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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

963 Ratings
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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 18
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

Repackaging of V Saison
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Photo of heygeebee
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very solid offering from Victory.
Looks the part, delightful fluffy white head,
Aromas of lemon, earthiness, a little funk, and all in a light flavoursome package. Hint of dryness on finish.
My only question, does it need to be 7.5%??? Could it be the same beer or nearly at say 6?

Photo of ncarter5889
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanflc
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkd03c
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mamaraza
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this one up at the farmer's market. Really nice hodgepodge of spices and citrus my only complaint may be a little too much alcohol taste in the finish. It would hold it's own against other farmhouse ales that cost double the price.

Photo of AlexFields
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xraydaniel
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very impressed with this year's Helios. I had this back in 2013 and it was just straight saison but now Brettanomyces is making a big statement in this year! It packs a wallop at 7.5%......

Look: Copper sunrise and crystal clear
Smell: Slight tart, noble hops, funk, and slight citrus
Taste: Noble hops, barnyard, funk, and slightly tart
Feel: Dry and palate filling, really nice mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation with champagne-like bubbles.

My take away, which is quite surprising, is that this beer sums up my experience of the 2010 infected Matilda I had which had more of a reddish hue to it with a greater head retention. As it warms from the 30'sF it gets much funkier. I am very impressed and would certainly buy several more bombers of this for the price point of $4.99. It's a steal folks and very well executed.

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spiral517
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of greyghost86
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvghost
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarthVorador
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ptat
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fordknox
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of Amsterdallas
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Obi-Wan-Bonjovi
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L-Beautiful golden orange with creamy head.
S-awesome buttery citrus fruit.
T- hoppier than expected for a farmhouse. Great buttery spice bite midway, and citrus hop finish. Not sure if the hop adds or detracts from overall. It definitely makes a unique taste. As I continue, The hop blends more into overall, but still iffy on rating.
F- lots of things happening and it just doesn't blend together.

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.