Helios (V Saison) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.83/5
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Helios  (V Saison)Helios  (V Saison)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Repackaging of V Saison

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,577
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,095
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw to light golden in color almost see through with a nice white head that dissipates in a few minutes. Strong Belgian yeast Brett scent with some grassy hops on top. Citrus and pepper flavors with some sweetness and a slightly sour edge. Zippy snappy carbonation on point with a lighter feel. Some slight alcohol heat on the finish. This is better than I thought it was going to be. Try it !

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Photo of ElPatito
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the tall bottle, it pours aslightly hazy lighter amber with a nice head, soon reducing to a thin layer. There is some malt in the nose. The flavor is malty and peppery. Yum!

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Photo of RockyM72
2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat hazy yet clear yellow/golden color and leaves the same colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies immediately. There is some moderate clingy foamy lacing. The smell has some strong tones of coriander, black pepper, and grass appear are up front and some light maltiness comes in as more warming occurs with a super light funk. The taste is spicy yet somewhat malty and funky at the same time - wow, I like this. There is a light lemon in the aftertaste that leads to a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable - though I sipped it, one could really pound this if they wanted to. Its pretty smooth all around, big wow - never thought a saison could be this smooth. Carbonation seems spot for me but perhaps a bit under-carbonated for the style. Overall, the price was $3.50 for a bomber wow, great stuff would definitely have again.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is a sweet smell. The flavor has the traditional farmhouse flavor with a slight sour bite. an average saison.

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Photo of Bjcomm96
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fenix2009
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spade
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nmgreen
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip.

L: Pours a cloudy light to medium golden color. Three fingers of foamy white head leave great lacing.

S: Yeast and citrus... lemon rind and cut hay.

T/F: Follows smell pretty closely. Bread and yeasts at the front... spice and lemon peel. Coriander and peppercorn. Zesty mouthfeel. Mildly astringent... finish is dry.

O: A pretty solid saison... good flavor profile, and everything I expect from the style. Well played Victory.

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Photo of rjd722
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCummings
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scaryguy4u
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fitz284
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,095 ratings