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RATINGS: 776   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
octo (22) - USA - APR 16, 2011
smell is kind of funky, musty yeast sweet, taste is interesting too, some sweetness, dont taste much spice, would be refreshing on a hot day. good for how cheap it is.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1168) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
August 5th, 2013 - Victory Helios’ label can’t help but bring a smile to one’s 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. It’s 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 shouldn’t be condemned for a bad aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (583) - - MAR 25, 2015
Bomber from Bert’s. 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikeyo1 (365) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear golden liquid. Aroma is funky with barnyard, pepper, vanilla, lemon, peach, hay, toast, some flowers. Crisp and dry flavor with vanilla, sour red apples, lemon, peach, hay, bread. Lingering barnyard, white pepper and lemon. Aftertaste doesn’t really dry out as you would expect from the initial flavor profile, instead there are rather mellow notes of vanilla, earth + bread and a notable bitterness remaining on my tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (307) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
really nice fresh aroma. slight malt and hop with faint peppery and citrus aromas. golden with a faint haziness. good head. nice slight hop flavor with light peppery finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, some citrus, vanilla.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, yeast, oranges, spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2275) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from SB. Hazy golden with a thick white head. Fruity and funky tones. Malt, fruit, stable and hope. Medium to full body with bitter / spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Really nice grab bag of Belgian stereotypes. Slightly sour nose, funky and citric. The taste is less tart, with allspice and pepper notes intermingling with the acidity. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy, which isn't surprising considering the rich head on pouring. Really enjoyable bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a large foamy white head. Notes of pepper, yarn, citrus, and fresh air.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
This is a good, solid Belgian style ale. It seems like a hybrid of a saison and a tripel. Pours cloudy, deep gold with a slight white head that quickly dissipates, lots of sediment floating around. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, dough,and earth. Nice balance of sweet and bitter, generously hopped but the malt backbone can match it. No real presence of sour like a normal saison. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, well balanced finish. Has a soft feel in the mouth, the alcohol is well hidden. Refreshing and easy to drink for 7.5% abv.


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