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RATINGS: 780   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a hazy golden hue and many small particulates w/ a large foamy head. Big funky aroma. Initial flavor is faint sweet w/ a moderate sour finish. Tastes are lemon, white pepper, horse saddle, and Medium bodied, light carbonation and a lasting funk finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (794) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Bretty, fruity, fresh, yeast. Taste: Spicy, fruity, yeast. The finish is dry, moderate bitter and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1573) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Fruity and hoppy with bretty and light spicy notes, yeasty, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, fruity, spicy and bretty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6729) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"repackaged in 22’s as Helios. lots going on here in a light bodied package...lemon & citrus, earthy hops, pepper, tartness. refreshing in every way. dough and spice as well, but all delicate and light on the palate, especially at 7.5%. dry finish. solid brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Spectacular golden color in the glass. Hay, grass and black pepper aroma. Crisp and dry on the palate. More black pepper in the flavor and some grassy herbal notes as well. Overall, a decent beer. Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle, june 15th. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is funky, barnyard, hay, citrus, spices, green apple. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, spicy and funky finish with a medium lingering dry spicy bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2682) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of barnyard, lemon peel, white pepper, bread and light grain. Taste is dry and light sweet with notes of lemon peel, white pepper and barnyard. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3936) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Funky and fruity smell with barnyard aromas. Light taste, fresh and funky with apples. Nice! I like the funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3960) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
650ml bottle from Systembolaget. BBE 14 MAR 2015. Pours sligtly hazy, golden color, thick, quickly disappearing white head, lacing. Orange, citrus, mild barnyard notes and some mild spicyness, just an awesome aroma, so fruity. Flavor has orange, spices, belgian yeast, hops and again some faint barnyard notes. Dry, loong fruity finish. Topnotch saison. Crisp, fruity, refreshing. Glad I don’t have to share this bottle with anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ninecats (299) - 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.

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