Ctplt777 (451) - - JUN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Sweet and spicy, bitter and fruity. This beer has so much going on itís awesome. Itís a saison with a subtle tartness. I went into this thinking it was going to be a sour bomb but the brett is perfectly blended. Itís tart but you can still taste the saison deliciousness. This is a killer beer and if you like a good saison with a sour edge grab this, itís wonderful.
tfontana (474) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry, NH. Aroma is strong fruity pineapple esters, yeasty dough, hints of cereal. Appearance is crystal clear golden yellow with attractive, copious sparkle and fizzy two-finger head with good retention and foamy lacing. Taste is much like smell--yeasty fruity sweetness. I thought I would like it more than I did. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation--a tad too much. Finish is fairly dry and abrupt. It starts out with great smell and appearance and then fails to deliver all the way through. Still enjoyable but swings and misses for a home run.
Jado (739) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From US pint bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas of farmyard funk, lemon, orange zest and flowers. Taste is fresh citrus up front before a prickly, peppery sharpness washes through. Funk, orange and lemon at the end. Lingering finish with a pleasant citrus aftertaste. To my mind, pretty true to the style. Nicely done.
bubblehouse (1136) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Has a nice belgiany aroma and equal taste. Not the best but still really solid.
fletchfighters (1361) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle
Yellow gold color, bright white head, falls to a thin collar.
Nose is banana, bread, lemon curd and roasted barley. Slight amount of gym socks.
Taste is banana bubblegum, pepper, lemon curd, and citrus.
Prickly carbonation, a bit too much really. Light bodied. A bit samey and not too complex.
alliance100 (1096) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a medium light gold - big banana aroma with some bready qualities . Very fruity . Mild Lingering bitterness . Solid .
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Mep3222 (1099) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a peppery maltiness with a Pilsner ish feel and aroma to it. Has a bit of a lager ish funk to it. Doesn't feel like a saison to me but more of a Pilsner with spice and more body. It is good but nothing special.
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GarrettB (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 5th, 2013 - Victory Heliosí label canít help but bring a smile to oneís face. The grinning celestial body could join the pantheon of adorable Japanese mascots, but here instead of sponsoring a prefecture or a beauty cream, the sun is beaming about the Helios brew. True to its label, Helios is a sunny yellow brew, which lights up like a bulb when a ray of sunlight strikes it. A dip of the nose reveals light grape notes, a splash of white vinegar, some creamy Swiss cheese, and a perfumed puff of honeysuckle. Itís a spritz smell, with a nice collection of outdoor, Springy scents. The palate, like the aroma, is trafficked with plenty of bubbles and carbonation, but it calms quickly halfway through the taste, pulling back the curtain and flavors of apple and pear. and a curious taste of live in the aftertaste. It spoils the virtues of the foretaste, but the whole beer shouldnít be condemned for a bad aftertaste.
woodychevy (799) - - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bertís. Tasty and super interesting. So good that I went and got another. Pours a hazy, dirty orange. Just looks Belgian. Tons going on here- spice, yeasty, biscuit, clove, banana, citrus, lemon, straw and a pleasing amount of Brett funk. Slight sourness that intrigues. Finishes crisp and yeasty and earth. 7.5% abv is fairly well done- not overly boozy. Great saison. Loved it. Both times.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great saison by a great brewer that has a high alchol content but drinks light and smooth. One of my go to summer beers if i can find it.