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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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Floral and spicy aroma with fruity notes. Malty, sweet and fruity flavor with a spicy note. Dry finish with a light floral note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Medium orange color - hazy with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet malts, some fruit and a hint of spice and yeast. Flavor is fairly sweet, with some spiciness and a slightly tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
750ml bottle via trade with MrBendo. Bottled 4/01/05. Aroma: Big lemon zest, orange, pepper, perfumey floral, yeast, and a light dusty funk aroma. Appearance: Lemony yellow in color and cloudy. Bright white head was huge and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Wheat malt, yeast, lemon, peppery spice, light pineapple. Dry finish. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as it warms. Palate: Medium bodied. High carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Pretty good saison. Nice levels of citrus, spice, and funk. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.3.07 Bottle dated Apr 1, 2005. I’m a fairly big fan of Victory brews. Very satisfied with the Saison although it is not the best ever. Worth a try at least

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
From a corked bottle dated 1 Apr 2005. This poured with a tornadic flourish of carbonation and a firm layer of white foam for a head. Nice orange-yellow flavor. Slight yeasty nose wtih a orange twist. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel, but almost mushy with a wet grass character. The almost reminds me of an American wheat with some hop bitterness. Grated lemon zest, bit of herbal body ... nice beer, as expected from Victory. (#2675, 2/2/07)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1002) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Very enjoyable. Big aroma of, well, farm. Wet grain, yeast. lemony undertone darts in and out of the peppery and spicy flavors, finishing nicely dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mabel, and Blankboy, courtesy of Mabel. Dark yellow, small white head. Pleasant yeast, citrus aroma. More of the same in taste - very sharp, zesty, and crisp. Very pleasant, no hint of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mabel. Pours a very murky yellow with little floaties and a small white head. Yeasty, fruity aroma with light hops and spices. Citrusy, spicy yeast flavour with a tart bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, one of the better Saisons I’ve had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2009 ’05 Vintage: Pours very hazy/murky straw yellow with a thick frothy head. Citric fruit, doughy yeast, and light wine like alcoholic presence in the aroma. Flavors are also remniscent of white wine, citric qualities of a pinot grigio but with more fruit (citric and hints of some tropical) upfront and a bit tart. Yeast is more reserved than expected, but still very present and spicy. Alcohol is not evident at all untill it warms a bit, but not offending at all. Palate is lightly spiced, sharply effervescent, with nice tart fruit all the way through the long finish. Very enjoyable, complex and well-balanced, slighty too much carbonation though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Beautiful hazy yellow appearance. Flavor is of light, sweet fruit and yeast. A little bit tart, but not so much that it detracts from the subtle yet robust flavors. Yet another reason why Victory is one of the best brewers in the world.


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