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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

886 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 17
Gots: 32 | 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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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
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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
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.