Helios (V Saison) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Helios  (V Saison)Helios  (V Saison)
BA SCORE
3.83/5
1,093 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#11,457
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
1,093
pDev:
12.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow orange, one finger head.

S-Yeast, lemon, spice, grass and citrus.

T-Balance is off. Starts with citrus and lemon notes then ends with an odd assortment of clove, grass and bubble gum.

M-Light, nice carbonation but not that crisp.

O-The balance is off, the bubblegum flavor throws stuff off. Expected better from Victory.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy, apricot color. Voluminous white head looks like meringue. Good retention but little lacing.
Smell is malt, banana, clove, a nice mustiness, yeast, grass, straw and pear(?). Great balance, great complexity.
Taste is less malt, oyster crackers, dirt, that same mustiness, some indeterminate spices (pepper & sage, I think), a hint of hops. Very nice indeed. Great balance.
Drying finish lead by a warming middle. Medium plus body to start ends somewhat lighter.
I bought this beer 10 months ago and was concerned it might be at the end of its best days. I don't think that was an accurate thought. Good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Helios (V Saison) from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,093 ratings
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