Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev +0.8%
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
06-23-2014 21:11:33 | More by ONUMello
District of Columbia
3.64/5 rDev -5%
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.
06-15-2014 19:10:30 | More by cjgiant
3.91/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a slightly hazy light amber with one finger of soapy white head, settles to a thin layer leaving a few splotches of lace on the glass. Smell: pepper, floral, light brett fruitiness, lemon peel, hay. Taste: unripe nectarine mild tartness, grapeskin, doughy, then into lemon, grassy hopping, peppery towards the finish. Light/medium bodied with a soft, plush feel. Mildly tart melon ending. Would be nice if Victory would put out more of this and less of mediocre IPAs.
05-30-2014 03:06:12 | More by babaracas
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
pretty complex brew. there is a sourness to it for sure. not getting a huge amount of funk. lot of lemon, sour grape, hint of vinegar, spice, a buttery quality, smooth, citrusy. a complex, high abv, still somewhat light for summer, still full bodied and full flavored. very drinkable awesome
05-27-2014 22:16:23 | More by dank203
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.