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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

906 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 36 | 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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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

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This beer was in the fridge for a while (few months), so not sure if there are any effects of age. A slightly fruity Saison, without detracting from the spicy notes of the style. The aftertaste and end feel detract from an otherwise decent beer.

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

T/M: the fruit is present early, but is overpowered by a grass/hay towards an herbal taste (I am not good with exact herb flavors). Thee feel medium body, with a dry woodiness on the tongue going into the end. This end is the part that doesn't work for me. Again, it may be the beer is slightly old, but there is an alcohol burn that doesn't pair well with the woody ending.

O: I didn't detract too much for the end taste given I can't account for the freshness of the beer. Assuming age is the cause, I believe I would enjoy this beer quite well fresh, even though Saisons are not my favorite category.

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.