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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

914 Ratings
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 19
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Sspeer1, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jpd7374, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

campfirebrew, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HideYaBeer, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

efrank, Jun 18, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

cjgiant, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Mattias, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

halo913, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MenardMa, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RRC03, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

vancean2, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

yukoncornelius, May 30, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

babaracas, May 30, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

dank203, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

sd123, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

nickleeye, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Shandycan, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

portmand1ngo, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

staaaaalin, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nyyfanatic213, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

IllicitEloquence, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jim_carignan, May 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.