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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

877 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 17
Gots: 31 | 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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Ratings: 877 | Reviews: 415 | Display Reviews Only:
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jeddis1

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-10-2012 16:15:02 | More by jeddis1
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-09-2012 09:34:02 | More by Dank26
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marvmoreno

Philippines

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-08-2012 07:22:08 | More by marvmoreno
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-07-2012 02:15:59 | More by andthevolcano
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-03-2012 00:16:15 | More by HoistinBrews
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-28-2012 15:07:33 | More by nquigley16
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2012 22:15:07 | More by Rekrule
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-16-2012 22:17:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice light orange color. Superb head.

S - Maybe not the most appealing for me. Citrusy but not not as balanced as I'd like. Perhaps I should have drunk this when it was fresher.

T - A quite refreshing beer at first. Lemony with a fair amount of hop character. After a while the hops become a bit much for me. Yeasty.

M - A bit lighter than I'd hoped.

O - A well-done beer for its style, but the hopiness and lemony taste made it less appealing for me. There are other saisons I'd prefer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 22:15:52 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-15-2012 20:10:11 | More by aminobutyricacid
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stunna

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-11-2012 00:58:58 | More by stunna
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2012 00:47:19 | More by troegaarden
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2012 00:37:57 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-01-2012 02:02:25 | More by Phacoman
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Twal

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-30-2012 15:21:25 | More by Twal
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PatriotsRule

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice, potent 22oz bomber of Belgian yeasty yumminess.
A: Pretty light with some off-white head
S: Strong hoppy blast with some floral notes and strong German malts
T: The malts and hops together with this spicy yeast are killer
M: Definitely a pleasant strong brew, with intriguing yeasts that dance all over my mouth
O: Enjoyable, and strong enough that one bottle gets me there... Relatively affordable too!

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 12:41:26 | More by PatriotsRule
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tcsparkx

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It was light and had enough flavor. I picked it up on a whim. Brewing my own was going to work better with the bomber, and I found that trying out other the brews inspired me to make something better...or equal. I was inspired to try out a light brew next batch. Nice on all counts.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 03:13:49 | More by tcsparkx
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mgironta

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-13-2012 19:04:41 | More by mgironta
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-13-2012 00:36:21 | More by Molson2000
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fehrminator

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

09-07-2012 17:22:31 | More by fehrminator
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-06-2012 03:59:28 | More by lupercmda
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-04-2012 20:56:07 | More by comfortablynirm
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with @tobeerornottobe and @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a clear, bright, spring-like golden colour, with a fine, frothy and pretty persistent head of pure white. Where the head doesn't persist as head proper, it persists as lace, forming solid, chunky sheets down the inside of the glass. Carbonation is high, and it streams through the relatively light body very quickly. Looks fresh and good.

Nose is clean and bright, but with a fresh funk to it, giving a little bit of fuggy sweetness, and a light vegetative character. It also has a touch of acidity to it, but this is tightly coupled with the sweetness, giving it the suggestion of sour lollies. Not bad.

Taste is brusquer, peppery, sharper and with a vegetative bitterness. And to be honest, it works well. The sweetness is still noticeable, but it is drawn back and balanced by the biting rawness of the bitterness and the earthy funk. Little true acidity here, but the rustic, primal nature of the other characters work well. And despite these flavours, it ends up being surprisingly crisp, and easy to drink. Lovely stuff.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. It has some lovely rustic, earthy and dependable flavours to it, but manages to amalgamate them all into a clean, very drinkable beer. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:01:11 | More by lacqueredmouse
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BeerTaster727

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

08-31-2012 01:01:18 | More by BeerTaster727
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-27-2012 23:36:22 | More by WaterCzar
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.