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RATINGS: 773   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonjon (22) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2006
From a 750ml at the victory brewery. Cloudy golden yellow with tiny champagne like bubbles running up the side of the snifter. Nice head, didn’t notice the lacing. Smells of bread. Loved the taste of the yeast in this one, and the tiny bubbles. Tasted almost like a wheat beer, with an alcohol kick.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle @ Kookfest. Spicy yeast and pale malty flavours with some fruit. Easily drinkable but not a huge amount of character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 2004 Bottle (I think). Light golden, cloudy color with yeast remnants. Light, sweet, doughy aroma. Taste is light upfront, with sweet fruit and malt flavor. Sharpness may have faded a bit with age. Clean, malty finish thats reminiscent of a dubbel, but lighter and a bit maltier. This is my first Saison, so its a bit hard to rate. It doesn’t stand up to a good dub/trip, but very dry and unique.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle at Kookfest 2006. Pale gold with some sediment in suspension. Carbonated bubbly head. Some banana esters, bit farty maybe. Some lemony fruit in mouth. OK, but I expected better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (Chris_o Gathering06): Golden, very high carb with estery peppers in the nose. Vanilla there too. More like a strong wheat than a saison though, too clean in flavour.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5321) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
Kook’s Farewell Gathering. Earthy Delight is the sub-title. Hmmm. Spicy ale with some tart notes. Rumbling, grating freshness. Grey, obscured flavours meshing into rancid butter in the finish. Not very earthy, and not a delight. Drinkable, but not a beer I’d welcome again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5304) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2006
A hazy golden pour. An aroma of mucho fruito and yeast. A nice flavor of tart fruit and spicies. A palate that represents the style. A well done beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2006
This poured a cloudy yellow. A lemon, perfume, and alcohol aroma. The flavor is badass with some tangirene, lemon, apricot, and oranges. A spicy and carbonated mouthfeel. Very well done saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2006
pours a hazy light orange with a big but quickly dissipating off white head. good carbonation. Aroma is of sweet apples, tangy citrus, orange peel, and spicy. Taste is earthy yeast, tangy citrus (orange peel), spicy, with a dry finish. could use a bit more funkiness, but pretty good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Poured a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with notes of lemon and orange flesh. Some phenolic spice. The flavor was fruity, yeasty, and spinced with a lively mouthfeel.


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