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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aromas of hay, stable, apricot, herbs, citrus, lemongrass, funk. Taste is citrus, funk, apricot, lemongrass, herbs. Mouthfeel is quite dry and coarse with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
From last month’s Total Wine summer beer tasting class; from a growler. This has a great aroma with citrus. Strong flavor, almost like potpourri, with flowery notes; the flavor is almost overwhelming; it’s good but I’m not sure I’d enjoy a whole one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget- Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, earthy aroma, some peppery notes, some pears. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1914) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Pours clear golden with a finger of white head. Aroma of wheat, honey, cilantro, light pepper and spices, some citrus. Taste is sweet, honey and spices, light peppery finish. Body is light to medium, creamy smooth with fairly lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2014
The brew pours a cloudy light yellow with a thick white head. It has the aroma of yeast, orange peel, cheese, earthly aromas, and a sweet lingering smell. The is minimal lacing around the tulip glass. There are citrus flavors with pepper and other spices. There are some floral flavors as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2622) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a frothy white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is tiny sour and slightly phenolic with crackers, lime juice, hay, dry soil, marzipan covered baked pears, lemon zest, pepper corns and hints of fried banana with vanilla ice cream. Taste is tiny sweet, very tiny sour and phenolic with crackers, orange zest, lemon zest, pear skins, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, banana bread and hints of marzipan. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny dry, tiny spicy astringent and light top medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter and phenolic with crackers, orange zest, rubber, marzipan, pear skins, hay, dry soil and pepper corns. Refreshing but too phenolic for me...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (385) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2014
650ml brown bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy golden colored with a medium sized white head that reduced quickly. Aroma of barnyard, green apples, herbs and lemon zest. Flavours of lemon zest, herbs, spices and orange peels. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Overall a good interesting beer, aroma has a quite prominent barnyard funk to it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Une mousse moyenne, mais persistante, se pose au-dessus d’une boisson dorée et voilée. Les bretts sont très présents au nez, dégageant des notes sauvages évidentes. Les houblons utilisés, tant qu’à eux, relâchent des arômes citronnés. Cet aspect se retrouve en bouche et est jumelé à un côté poivré. Assez acétique et pétillante, les céréales sont également présentes. Le taux d’alcool plutôt élevé n’y paraît pas du tout, ce qui rend cette bière très facile à boire. Je ne m’attendais à rien de cette bière et je fus agréablement surpris.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
conway (1332) - - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. Gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is a horrendous combo of garbage and bile. Seriously disgusting. Taste adds some citrus and clove but that combo from the aroma still lingers. Crisp clean mouthfeel. I love me some Victory but this beer is a total disaster.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2036) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a cloudy deep straw, with a white head. Spicy, quite funky aroma, yeast, citrus peel, hay, earth, Brett (?), slightly horsey and phenolic, caramel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Spicy, funky taste, citrus, lightly phenolic, lightly hoppy, malt, caramel, earth, herbs, grapefruit zest. Quite complex, very well balanced, maybe the ABV is unnecessarily high for this style. (2014-06-07)


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