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RATINGS: 748   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (630) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Aroma has lots of nice fruity esters and phenolics. The esters are lemony citrus and pear and the phenolics are coriander, clove and light peppercorn. Aroma is a bit bready but otherwise very nice. Pours a cloudy golden hay with a thick white head that retains some form throughout. Good lacing and small legs. Flavor is fairly malty and bready with quite a bit of phenolics but the esters are lacking. There is a bit of a cider note and the bitterness is very sharp and kind of astringent. Nice dry phenolic finish. The bitterness is a bit too strong and overwhelms all else mid to late palate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium full carbonation. The astringency is moderately high and alcohol warmth is low. Overall the aroma of this beer is deceiving. It invites you in and offers you fruit and spices but then hits you over the head with sharp hops. Tone down the bitterness and pick a different bittering hop and this would be really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
650ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen

Clear pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is crisp with some flowery and spices. Flavour is fairly dry with some tartness, grass, yeast and apple. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear, light yellow pour, with light lacing. Peachy funky smell, good taste, somewhat fruity, light fruits specifically. Light palate & bitterness. Very good beer, middle of the road as far as saisons go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2454) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a fluffy head; looks like Duvel.
Lots of sour funk in the aroma. Also some coriander.
Flavor is dry with lots of sour funk and coriander. Some alcohol in the finish.
A little bit too much funk for my liking. Simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (48) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell of dried fruits and some herbs and spices. It pours a clear light golden colour with a small white head. The taste is sweet and very fresh, it also has hints of grass. Palate is close to perfect. Full but not overwhelming, makes a nice finish of an overall pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1251) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
Overall: Soap, dill, peaches. Some alcohol.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-07-02.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5528) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Golden with a white head Perfume-ish, flowery aroma along with coriander. Soapy mouthfeel and flavour. Light to medium bitterness. Flowery and spicy. Flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
650 ml bottle. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma funky, barnyard, slight urine, malt and hay. Taste is barney and bretty, funk, sweet malt with a bretty finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aromas of hay, stable, apricot, herbs, citrus, lemongrass, funk. Taste is citrus, funk, apricot, lemongrass, herbs. Mouthfeel is quite dry and coarse with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2014
From last month’s Total Wine summer beer tasting class; from a growler. This has a great aroma with citrus. Strong flavor, almost like potpourri, with flowery notes; the flavor is almost overwhelming; it’s good but I’m not sure I’d enjoy a whole one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget- Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy, earthy aroma, some peppery notes, some pears. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

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