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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
0.65l bottle. This is a cloudy orange golden looking one, tons of small unfiltered particles floating about and with a nice big lasting and lacing head white head that sticks around. Like the fruity funky cheesy nose, quite original and different. Blood oranges, fermented pear juice and it has a woody sour undertone with yeast. Nice. It doesn’t really taste all that amazing. Really old mushy cellar and earthy dust. Feels kinda flat, not on the carbonation but in the taste. A good amount of yeast here and it has a nice oily texture in the mouth. More bitter oranges, a little bit of wet moss and it’s light peppery and spiced towards the finish. Half the bottle down it grows on you a bit, but this is not mine kind of saison. 10.03.2016

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2016
Flaske 650ml fra Vinmonopolet Larvik. Drukket i Tyrihansveien. Gylden. Litt uklar. Høyt kremaktig skum som daler veldig sakte. Spotlacing. Aroma av malt og krydder. Smaken fint balansert. Beholder krydderpreget. Nesten som pepper. Blir tørr etter hvert. Litt bunnfall igjen på flaska.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1054) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2016
Flaske. Tåkete,gylden farge. Moderat karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker gress, gjær,sitrus,frukt og krydder. Tommel opp

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5168) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Big bottle bought in DC. Hazy peach body with medium, lasting head. Nose is floral, barley, spices. Taste is malts, fruits, sweet goodness, some peppers. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1292) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Hazy orange, medium, frothy eggshell head. The aroma was more spicy than I expected...almost like a Belgian single. Mouthfeel was medium, peppery taste with citrus and tropical notes. I didn’t get the sour funkiness that others got. Not what I want from this style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a hazy dark straw from a bottle. Smells of light spiciness, some caramel. Flavor throws in some lemon. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2015
Honey amber and into a snifter. Solid half inch foam lasts the length. Offers up pineapple, guava, sweating papaya in downtown Manila, this has a little ’market stall in South east Asia fruit in the humidity’ smell about it. It smells fresh but musky, damp and confined. There is a lot of manky notes about this Saison but not at all detrimental. Herbal to sour and bitter on the palate. Quite pasty and powdery in the very dry finish. Otherwise it cedes a great tang of sauvignon grape; fresh is best! Lemon zest, honeydew, lemongrass. Lightly floral, earth; almost sandy. Tang of iceberg lettuce - as low as that is!? Finishes off an interesting ale. I must say a ride!! Refreshing. Loveable. (1pint, 6fl.Oz, Enjoy by 11/11/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4182) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2015
Last half-pint of the night at Qbrick. Victory Helios 7.5% a big vinous, peppery aroma. The taste is sweet, spicy, pepper & cloves with a hearty dose of wheat. A bit phenolic but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwyu (52) - - OCT 28, 2015
Nice saison with a balance of grassy and herbal noble hops with citrus and peppery yeast character.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1289) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy honey gold color. Large rocky white head. Fragrant, yeasty malt aroma is redolent of hay and farmhouse funk. Flavor is more bready malt with a Brett edge. Bittersweet lemon peel and citrus hops in midtaste. Earthy and fruity at the same time. Bitter dry finish. Splendidly funky and complex.


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