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Helios (V Saison) - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

886 Ratings
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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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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this ale from victory is a fresh one. the look is clear and golden with white head and a good bit of lacing. the smell is zesty, with citrus and i feel like i am detecting a honey sweet fragrance. the taste is fresh and crisp with citrus flavors. this helios has an oddness about it that is different from anything i have ever tasted. they nailed the summery fresh zesty beer thing, but there are some slight flavors in the background that i cant put my finger on. those flavors bring a uniqueness to this beer that i didnt expect, because of that i think you should pick one up if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 23:55:02 | More by mattkoon
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Amarchand

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-23-2013 07:51:38 | More by Amarchand
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JackStraw

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-23-2013 01:15:15 | More by JackStraw
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-22-2013 20:39:07 | More by THECPJ
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AmitC

New York

4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a large snifter.

Bottle opened with the beer overflowing out of it. A clear golden color with a lot of small bubbles rising up very vigorously. Over four fingers thick white colored head that has good retention and stays as a finger thick fluffy layer. Excellent lacing on the sides left by the receding head and by every sip along the way.

A good amount of fruity smell with some herb and spiciness. Not one of the strongest aroma. A little moderate strength. No alcohol. A slight hint of hops. A light malt backbone that seems nonexistent. Some dry fruit like smell and typical Belgian yeast strength.

A little sweet to a lot of spicy character. No alcohol presence. Overall finish is dry. Some bitterness but the feel is pretty much dominated by fruity and slightly peppery taste. A lot of creamy yeast taste typical of Belgian ales and especially saisons.

Light to slightly medium feel. A lot of apparent carbonation, but is not punching enough on the tongue. Effervescent and bubbly. Drinks pretty smooth with no astringency.

Style Rate: 4.25
Personal Rate: 3.75

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:10:53 | More by AmitC
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-20-2013 00:20:47 | More by mendvicdog
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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-19-2013 03:49:46 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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dc4three

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-19-2013 02:07:21 | More by dc4three
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ianmhall

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: golden with big fluffy head

S: Funky and chill inducing... loads of fruit and funk bright and complex notes of pepper, lemon and a fatty meat component

T: fruity lemon notes with a herbaceous & dry palette, yet refreshing funky with a light sour kick... there are notes of brett & i'd have to say it a beautiful strain of Belgian yeast that is doing some serious work here
M: Light, Dry, and Drinkable Slight Acidity

O: Incredibly funky fruity and refreshing... drinkable, dry, farmhouse ale that's one of the best readily available saisons at a tremendous value!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:10:08 | More by ianmhall
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-15-2013 03:33:40 | More by NeoZaZ
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-13-2013 23:57:53 | More by jsh420
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-12-2013 01:03:43 | More by ferrettman687
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-11-2013 05:07:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Thanks to Darrell for hipping me to this beer.

The beer is a bit of a gusher, with a formidable white head. The aroma offers citrus, hops, brett, etc, very nice. Flavor follows suit. Light to medium in body and highly drinkinable. Delicious. $4 per bomber?!? Alrighty then. Absolutely worth a try. I look forward to revisiting this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 04:58:52 | More by Huhzubendah
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2013 00:24:47 | More by AdamP
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-03-2013 22:57:00 | More by ScaryEd
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-02-2013 18:35:35 | More by Craftonly23121
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow in the glass with good carbonation. Carbonation is finer small bubbles and a layer remains on top of the beer through consumption. Good lacing. Nose is floral - like a fresh field of flowers. Taste is also fresh and refreshing - has body yet still light. Again very floral but also spices like Rosemarie and thyme. Floral flavor lingers well after the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2012 22:03:39 | More by Oakenator
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Plasmamonkey

Japan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2012 02:07:02 | More by Plasmamonkey
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-25-2012 22:17:49 | More by sloelco
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Vbloise

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-25-2012 22:17:28 | More by Vbloise
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TheGaskin

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-22-2012 06:05:32 | More by TheGaskin
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-20-2012 00:10:58 | More by TheDarkKnight
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up as part of my normal restocking run, hard to argue with $3.79 for a bomber of what had potential to be a decent Saison. Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium snifter.

A: Relatively cloudy golden color which formed a couple of fingers of nice thick head. Residual bubbling from the bottom , head dissipated pretty quickly but laced out well. A good looking beer.

S: Nose for me was dominated by Brett with some slight hoppy fruitiness behind, banana and grapefruit. Aroma got me psyched for the potential for funkiness.

T: Basically in line with the nose. Pretty sharp lemony pepper taste with a barnyard funk to it. True to form for style but I would place it on the crisper / sharper end of flavor spectrum, with the grapefruit and citrus dominating. Misses some of the sweetness you may find in a truly classic Saison. But very refreshing and enjoyable.

MF: Crisp and very refreshing. The finish is peppery and slightly astringent. Light as is typical for style. This would go down well on a hot summer day.

O: A nice Saison, if a bit on the dry / crisp end of the curve. At $3.79 / bomber very sessionable, and I could imagine knocking back several of these on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 23:34:57 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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CoinOp

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-14-2012 03:21:17 | More by CoinOp
Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 886 ratings.