Helios (V Saison) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Helios  (V Saison)Helios  (V Saison)

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Repackaging of V Saison

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-06-2009

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
1.82/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer smells like an outhouse or baby diaper. Even took a survey to those around me and they agreed! It tastes beeter than what it smells like. When not smelling it it tastes more like a sour beer. Not a fan. Had it @ churchky in dc for $2.5 a 4oz. I wouldnt drink it for free.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright, clear gold with huge off-white head steadily shrinking to thin foamy top.

Aroma is light, bright clove, pear, grain.

Taste is nice, juicy lemon-herb-clove, with light fruity raisiny-pear sweetness and lemony-herb-peppery bitterness and a hint of pine resin. It has a nice, well-rounded character and feel.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite a sweet aroma here....very tripel-esque....has a nice fruity sweetness, banana and clove presence on it. Just a hint of tartness. Good stuff.

Taste has a definite fruity ester note with banana and orange...clove spices are certainly also noted. A small citric note is there. In the finish is a small but noticeable dry bitterness that wraps the beer up, quite typical of a saison.

Pretty tasty beer. Sweet but not overwhelming, and pretty clean. Not much I can say negative about this offering from Victory.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by Feb 25, 2012, so just past that

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden brown with two fingers of off-white head. Head has great retention and leaves quite a bit of lacing behind. Nice stream of rising carbonation.

S - Aromas of bubblegum, some lemon and a mild but persistent funk. Quite floral and a bit sweet.

T - A bit of lemon is quickly supplanted by sweet malt, some earthy funk and an herbal, bitter finish. Decent spiciness and white bread presence throughout.

M - Medium mouthfeel that starts out sweet and finishes quite bitter and slightly phenolic.

O - Pretty decent saison, and a great value at $4 a bomber, but too sweet initially and too bitter on the finish to be very good.

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3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22. oz bomber - Don't remember if there was a bottling/best by date

Appearance: Pours a nice golden color with a huge 4-5 finger head from the bottle conditioning. Looked almost like a sour.

Smell: Smells like a sour, lemon zest and bread. Also smells a little sweet.

Taste - Tastes tart, with lemon, pepper and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation and almost champagne like. Refreshing for the style.

Overall: Very enjoyable beer and good for the price ($4.49).

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Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,090 ratings.
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