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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 19
Gots: 39 | 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:
Repackaging of V Saison

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

A- Very golden, copper-esque color. Has a frothy 3 finger head in my tulip glass. The head died to a rim around the tulip, but comes back with minimal effort upon swirl. Lots of small sediment comes here with the bottle conditioning. Good looking alcohol legs and lacing.

S- EPIC!!!!!!! Very barnyard and funky in the yeast. Nice sour note like a good sasion should have. Tart like apples with a nice refreshing lemon note. Pretty grassy and fruity in the hops, but not overpowering at all.

T- NICE!!!!! Same as the smell. I'd say the Belgian beer yeast kind of funk and sour is what I get first. There is a good black pepper spice in this one. Lemony flavors are here as well. I get a nice tartness before it dries.

M- Medium for sure. Extremely crisp and refreshing. True to style, I can't say this beer is clean tasting. But that's not a knock on this beer at all. There is a bit of hop oily quality. But again, it's not hop forward.

Overall this beer has it going on! It's the best saison I've had to date! GO GET IT NOW!

ThomasMetal75, Nov 01, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%

Found this in the basement, was not fresh. Opened the bottle and it gushed. Super funky nose, more malt complexity than I remember. Intensely tart lemon and hay flavors mixed with some pepper and layers of base malts. Brett is there in full force. Really enjoying this one. Surprised how well this evolved considering it was over two years past the enjoy by date. Wish I didn't lose half the bottle, but I should have known it may be a gusher.

Bonis, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a mostly clear gold color with an ample cap of fine-bubbled white head. Decent retention and lace.

Nose is a really nice fruity yeast/grassy hop combo. Malts are a little sweeter and toastier than you'd see in a a perfect farmhouse beer, but overall has a good aroma.

Taste shows the good yeast/hop relationship again in the flavor...I really like the aggressive hop flavor with the lightly tart, fruity yeast. Malts still could use a defter touch I think and just let the yeast and hops do their thing, but as it is, they add a little sweetness that is not altogether unpleasant. This is one of the better American made saisons, very good brew.

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.