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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

877 Ratings
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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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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-25-2012 20:15:24 | More by beerpadawan
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-25-2012 19:43:33 | More by Davepoolesque
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-21-2012 21:13:57 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.9%

08-21-2012 04:12:31 | More by tmars13
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: ?
Reviewed from a recent tasting on tap at Victory, Downintown, PA

I just wasn't feeling this one. Pale straw-yellow pour, mostly clear, with a fluffy white head that retained well and left lots of lacing on the glass. Mixture of sweet and funky on the nose with a promise of earthiness. Taste was interesting, lightly toasted grains, yeast, musty grass. A little thin overall, and just doesn't deliver what I like in the style. Light body, and fairly drinkable if you like saisons, but not something I'd go for again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 10:29:11 | More by Rifugium
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bomber of this bottle as part of a special sale at my local liquor store for $2.50. 7.50ABV, I'm sure you cant beat that for the price. Its aged almost a year as it is dated Dec/2011.

A: This beer pours a light straw color with a little golden tint at the bottom of the glass. Has a 2 inch soapy, bright-white head that sticks around.

S: Aroma consists of earthy, grassy notes with more of a pear smell than a banana, which is consistent with most Saisons. Has a hint of black pepper and honey on the back end of the smell.

T: The head has a little lemon to it, as I had to bite it to get to the body. Peppery spice leads the flavor which is followed by pear/more banana than the smell indicated. Earthy notes and honey compliment the finish very well.

M: Sweet and earthy with a yeast type character, complimented with a peppery spice. Very drinkable as the alcohol is not noticeable at all.

O: Very good for a Saison, actually I have never had a bad Saison. All the characteristics of the beer are consistent with what this type of beer is suppose to be. Its hard to overlook this beer considering the price at most packies.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 04:39:43 | More by SouljaSaia17
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a medium meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bretty malts and musty yeast with a little fruit.

The flavor is wheaty malts and light fruit with some brett and some dry mustiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is kind of light bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, not sure if this is made with brett (no mention), but I get some nice brett notes out of it. Nice Belgian and a great bargain at $5 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 05:56:10 | More by Beaver13
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Dethklok

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-15-2012 08:12:02 | More by Dethklok
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.8%

08-13-2012 11:36:26 | More by Mark5252
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Googs

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2012 00:29:57 | More by Googs
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fields336

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 9/24/12
A: crisp looking straw colored beer with 2-3 fingers white fluffy head. Slightly hazy. The head recedes to leave a slight lace ring around the edge of the glass.

S: sweet, Brett, citrus, tart, earthy,slight funk, pepper, spicy

T: huge Brett notes, funk,earthy, musty, lemon citrus,spicy,grassy/flowery/herbal, bitter bretty finish.

M: extremely light bodied and dry finish, excellent representation of a saison

O: awesome beer, only 2.99 for the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 03:24:16 | More by fields336
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-07-2012 14:32:05 | More by jniagar1
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-05-2012 02:48:48 | More by mattparsons
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-04-2012 19:36:29 | More by Chugs13
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schmitter

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

08-04-2012 00:23:36 | More by schmitter
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2012 02:46:50 | More by tbeq00
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2012 01:29:36 | More by denimdemon
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler that was a few days old. The head was a little flat but that expected. Pours a bright golden color with a tantilzaing smell. Classic Belgian sasion taste that I would describe as dry, bright, lemony with slight spice notes. Overall a delicious beer I really enjoyed.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2012 02:56:55 | More by zander4dawin
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clear golden/straw yellow pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head and nice amounts of lacing. smells very fruity (banana, strawberry), smells a bit like a cider (strange yeast smell), flower petals.
that flower petal flavor is really up front, and personally a bit off putting. tart, citrus fruit flavors with a zesty pepper finish.champagne-like carbonation, medium body, and very creamy on the lips. a bit of burn on the throat going down.

the very floral scent really worked for this one.... up until i tasted it, and it tasted like i was eating a bouquet. i'm sure there's people out there that will like it, i do not. still a pretty refreshing ale nonetheless, and a very unique saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 02:47:41 | More by facundoCNB
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-29-2012 14:59:10 | More by ms11781
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drperry11

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-27-2012 17:04:53 | More by drperry11
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-25-2012 17:51:41 | More by kjkinsey
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Sjorge3442

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-24-2012 16:51:45 | More by Sjorge3442
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2012 22:46:46 | More by rolltide8425
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-22-2012 15:35:43 | More by DrunkinYogi
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.