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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

960 Ratings
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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 18
Gots: 53 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this ale from victory is a fresh one. the look is clear and golden with white head and a good bit of lacing. the smell is zesty, with citrus and i feel like i am detecting a honey sweet fragrance. the taste is fresh and crisp with citrus flavors. this helios has an oddness about it that is different from anything i have ever tasted. they nailed the summery fresh zesty beer thing, but there are some slight flavors in the background that i cant put my finger on. those flavors bring a uniqueness to this beer that i didnt expect, because of that i think you should pick one up if you see it.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AmitC
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a large snifter.

Bottle opened with the beer overflowing out of it. A clear golden color with a lot of small bubbles rising up very vigorously. Over four fingers thick white colored head that has good retention and stays as a finger thick fluffy layer. Excellent lacing on the sides left by the receding head and by every sip along the way.

A good amount of fruity smell with some herb and spiciness. Not one of the strongest aroma. A little moderate strength. No alcohol. A slight hint of hops. A light malt backbone that seems nonexistent. Some dry fruit like smell and typical Belgian yeast strength.

A little sweet to a lot of spicy character. No alcohol presence. Overall finish is dry. Some bitterness but the feel is pretty much dominated by fruity and slightly peppery taste. A lot of creamy yeast taste typical of Belgian ales and especially saisons.

Light to slightly medium feel. A lot of apparent carbonation, but is not punching enough on the tongue. Effervescent and bubbly. Drinks pretty smooth with no astringency.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ianmhall
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: golden with big fluffy head

S: Funky and chill inducing... loads of fruit and funk bright and complex notes of pepper, lemon and a fatty meat component

T: fruity lemon notes with a herbaceous & dry palette, yet refreshing funky with a light sour kick... there are notes of brett & i'd have to say it a beautiful strain of Belgian yeast that is doing some serious work here
M: Light, Dry, and Drinkable Slight Acidity

O: Incredibly funky fruity and refreshing... drinkable, dry, farmhouse ale that's one of the best readily available saisons at a tremendous value!

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Darrell for hipping me to this beer.

The beer is a bit of a gusher, with a formidable white head. The aroma offers citrus, hops, brett, etc, very nice. Flavor follows suit. Light to medium in body and highly drinkinable. Delicious. $4 per bomber?!? Alrighty then. Absolutely worth a try. I look forward to revisiting this one.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow in the glass with good carbonation. Carbonation is finer small bubbles and a layer remains on top of the beer through consumption. Good lacing. Nose is floral - like a fresh field of flowers. Taste is also fresh and refreshing - has body yet still light. Again very floral but also spices like Rosemarie and thyme. Floral flavor lingers well after the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.