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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The radiant energy of the sun gives life to all that we enjoy. Flowing field of barley for malting, surging vines of ripening hops and even pure, clean water owe their vitality to the sun. Just as we do. So in crafting this unique, hazy orange-hued ale, we poured in nature’s great gifts of German malts and European hops to feed the dynamic yeast that we imported from Belgium. Here in the quiet tanks of Victory our yeast brought vitality to this Belgian style farmhouse ale. That energy has created impressions that range from lemon peel to black pepper, though such spices are not added. Great with a wide array of foods, count on the bright soul of Helios Ale to bring life to all of your meals!


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ninecats (109) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 650 ml. Somewhat hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head, some lacings. Aroma is yeasty and peppery touched with a fine citrus tone. Taste is herbal, citrus, peppery, yeasty and grassy. Medium body, medium carbo. The spicey flavours are somewhat dislocated from the rest and not quite on par with the complexity of a well balanced saison - still a good effort.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2003) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Flaska från SB. Gyllenfärgad, disig, högt vitt skum. Fin funkig doft med mycket jästkaraktär, kryddor, örter och jordkällare. En klassisk men kraftfull saison. Fyllig, funkig karaktärsfull, kryddig och lätt pepprig utan av vara kryddsmakande, citruskaraktär. citronskalsbeska. Som hämtad från Belgien. Riktigt riktigt bra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, mild sweetness, peppery spice, lemon citrus, light herbal notes, grass. Decent, available saison.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (180) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
650ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen

Clear pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is crisp with some flowery and spices. Flavour is fairly dry with some tartness, grass, yeast and apple. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear, light yellow pour, with light lacing. Peachy funky smell, good taste, somewhat fruity, light fruits specifically. Light palate & bitterness. Very good beer, middle of the road as far as saisons go.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2467) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Bottled:
Pours hazy golden with a fluffy head; looks like Duvel.
Lots of sour funk in the aroma. Also some coriander.
Flavor is dry with lots of sour funk and coriander. Some alcohol in the finish.
A little bit too much funk for my liking. Simple.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (64) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell of dried fruits and some herbs and spices. It pours a clear light golden colour with a small white head. The taste is sweet and very fresh, it also has hints of grass. Palate is close to perfect. Full but not overwhelming, makes a nice finish of an overall pretty nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1267) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
Overall: Soap, dill, peaches. Some alcohol.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-07-02.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a white head Perfume-ish, flowery aroma along with coriander. Soapy mouthfeel and flavour. Light to medium bitterness. Flowery and spicy. Flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma funky, barnyard, slight urine, malt and hay. Taste is barney and bretty, funk, sweet malt with a bretty finish. Nice


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