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RATINGS: 818   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13737) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle / Jul 03 07. Fruity, mildly sour aroma. Amber gold color with tiny bubbles and a fizzy white head that couldn’t stand. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is stone fruit, hop and a bit of funk - almost a little Brett. It’s astringently dry in the finish. Heat is barely detectable. A wetly refreshing ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
2005 Enticing sweet/sour aroma, hazy yellow, small off-white head, some lace. A snappy bight of the farm, apples, almost a wheatiness too, very spritzy, sweet, dry and refreshing. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Lemon-gold color. 1" head. Mustard, citrusy windex hints. Average to medium body. Grassy, earthy. Not good and not impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle, brewed 7/3/07. Somewhat cloudy gold, with a touch of orange. Aroma is spices, wheat, sugar, citrus, and alcohol. Flavor is spicy, peppery, wheat, citrus, and is a little earthy. Ends a little dry. Very good. I’d like to see how this ages.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 750mL bottle. Poured orange body. Aroma is citrus, orange, and something else sweet. Taste is citrus and sort of tart, but really good. I want to try this one again when I am more sober.::::SECOND TRY:::: Bottle. Pours hazy orange body. The aroma on this guy is WEIRD, smells like serious fecal matter. Slightly bitter taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Super hazy golden coloured body with orange highlights and a nice soapy white head. Aroma of coriander seed, curacao, wheat, hops and a little bit of smoke. Super-carbonated, sharp alcohol and acids up front with a following of sugar and spice. Aftertaste sweet and tangy - a good kick and sharp with flavours. Overall, different and good for the style...thanks jon[r888710] for this one! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 07-November-2005.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
750ml bottle just like image. Poured clear orange/gold. Aroma of citrus, sugar, and yearst. Slightly dry with notes of tart fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottled on 4-1-2005. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy champagne like head. Smells of citrus, grapes, touches of sweet caramel, sugar, some hay. Tastes lightly earthy and peppery with a compliment of citrus. Time has morphed this beer into something completely different than the sugary mess it was fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingereing white head. Aromas of pineapple, pear, light spice, light straw and a hint of yeast. Palate was light bodied crisp and slightly dry. Flavors of straw, pear, spice and light yeast with a smooth dry lingering bitter spice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
pours a clear bubbly gold with full white head. sweet wild yeast aroma. sweet spritzy fresh strong front with yeastie mild finish. dry aftertaste.


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