Helios (V Saison) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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1,090 Ratings
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Helios  (V Saison)Helios  (V Saison)
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,090
Reviews:
451
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
110
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,090 |  Reviews: 451
Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bought from Beers of the World. Hazy gold, tight white head. Aroma of bubble gum. Taste is tangy, bitter, earthy. Mouthfeel is meringue like. This is an interesting, tasty beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks so good. I never rate a beer's appearance that high but this beer is perfectly clear, has a thick creamy white crown that lasts and leaves a film and ring on top. Body is sunshine yellow. Golden. Nose is sumptuous but fun with lots of fruity citrus, a plentiful hops herbal that is whimsical with pepper and a malt sweetness that is a touch of white bread with honey. Taste is sultry and heady with lemon, the bright lemon peel, the spontaneous herbal. The hops herbal in this beer is like hay or dried grass bit it also has quite a bit of pepper. A perfect tartness that makes the mouth water and a dry and bubbly finish that lets that pepper really tickle. Smooth and at 7.5% it's on the high side for abv but you will find it a pleasant warmth in the swallow. There is a bitterness in this one and it's welcome because of the slightly higher abv. It balances out that alcohol sweetness and bit of extra body perfectly and lets the beer reside in the aftertaste as plentiful in flavor as it was on the palate .

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Photo of cyclone
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tony1095
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZBowden
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden lemon orange with a thick white head, smells of yeast orange peel with slight spice slight tart raspberry, tastes of bitter yeast with lemongrass orange peel peppery with cider like tartness. Mouthfeel is full and bright with high carbonation and smooth finish.

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Photo of kaos
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPowell712
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MShloss
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KenFolk1269
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PGVG
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gr0g
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from TW Arrowhead in early April for $5.49. No freshness date visible.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that is hanging around quite long.

Nose is classic farmhouse, hay, citrus, noble hops.

Taste has a touch of tartness, lemon, grass, very light pepper.

Mouthfeel is a tad heavier than a normal saison yet still has the saison effervescence.

Overall a nice beer at a reasonable price. I would definitely try this again.

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Photo of TLA
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dlmvh5150
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nitty703
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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