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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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2014 01:47:43 | More by diverite
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-01-2014 03:58:06 | More by quin42
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-26-2014 01:54:50 | More by VAcrossr
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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alphagnome

Iowa

4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Incredibly hazy body, tinted with a deep hay color. A considerable amount of carbonation can be seen. Topped by a very frothy, white head with fantastic retention and lacing. Very appealing to the eye.

Aroma:
Plenty of lemon zest and sourdough are detectable right away. Coriander, lavender, and ground pepper occasionally break through the appropriately funky aroma. Light herbal hop presence and a hint of ginger. I really like the fragrance of this ale, however, repetitive sniffing made me sneeze. A lot. Weird, right?

Taste:
Quite bitter for the style with plenty of grassy and citrus hops right up front. A surprising amount of spice. Pleasant lemon peel and a hint of pine. Not enough brett character, but it's good. Definitely gets better as it warms. Alcohol is undetectable.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth, medium-bodied brew. Plenty of bubbly. Semi-dry with a tart finish.

Overall:
This is a great example of one of my favorite styles, saison. Decent amount of sour and funk. Easy to drink - recommend serving at 40+ degrees as this truly gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:51:41 | More by alphagnome
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-16-2014 23:09:46 | More by baklo
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden color, bright white densely foamy head that leaves spotty lace behind. Aroma is a delightful surprise. Sweet, funky, mellow, lemon fruity, spicy, black and red pepper, clean soap, phenolic, yeasty. Unexpected brisk light citrus pine around the edges. Just right. Taste is juicy, yeasty, fruity, floral, with numerous other interesting qualities. Flavors are cherry, wood, yeast flavors of fruit, bubble gum, soap, even a touch licorice, and lemon. Also tart, and crisply dry through the finish. Very nice surprise. Victory always seems to know exactly what they're doing.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:26:56 | More by tastybeer
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Massachusetts

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.