Helios (V Saison) | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Chico1985
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kevin for sharing.

Slow gusher. Pour is very pale orange with some dusty sediment floating about. White head shrinks to a full cap, good retention and some lace.

Scent has a nice mix of fruits, yeast and farm.

Taste is better, nice plethora of fruits (grapefruit, citrus, lemon lime), light brett+farm, hop bitterness, bread, spice/pepper, earthiness. Slight medicinal qualities but otherwise quite good.

Mouthfeel is very light and spritzy with lots of foamy carbonation. Some alcohol warmth, a bit of a sipper.

The flavor is a bit sharp/medicinal for my tastes but a good complex flavor, great price as well.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy pale golden yellow, head that fizzles down and retains in a ring on the inside of the glass

S: Saison style, floral aroma, lots of citrus, lemon, orange, coriander, yeast

M+B: Feels great on the palate, carbonated well... good balance but still drinkable

You can taste the 7.5% in this Saison summer style ale... lingering alcohol finish, but quite not as noticeable upfront with the other omplex bright flavors present

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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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