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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is perhaps creamier than I’m used to in the style; nonetheless it’s a beautiful three finger white shade. It retains fairly well and leaves moderate lacing on the glass. S: Once the brew opens up after sitting for a spell, notes of coriander, black pepper, and fresh cut grass appear across a neutral malt canvas. Subtly funky, as well. Really pleasant and well executed, but fairly standard for the style. T: Spice esters (such as coriander, black pepper, and pine) are the first thing I note on the palate, before the aforementioned subtle funk builds on the midtaste. Mild yet defined malt sweetness, lemon notes, and touches of hop earthiness finish this one off. The spiced qualities return on the aftertaste. I like the depth this provides in general; I wasn’t sure what to think of the flavor profile initially, but it really grows on me after a while. M: I find little to complain about the general feel; it’s appropriately crisp and light, drying on the finish. It really comes across as being ’refreshing’, too, without coming off overly carbonated. O: This is the Hop Stoopid of saisons - why do I say that? Because it’s a high-quality, no frills interpretation of the style fantastically priced by bomber standards. That, and Victory could really stand to put this in 6 packs. Still a really good saison regardless.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from the Brewdog Online Shop. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of bread, spice, yeast esters, lemon. Taste is more of the same, great saison vibe all over. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14061) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
KRS 090416. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, funk, yeast. Flavour is fruit, funk, yeast, citrus, floral, spices. Easy drinkable nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11055) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Poured from a 650ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Rocky white head slowly fading over a next to clear golden body. Misty last pour. Spotty lacing down the glass. Farmyard and a touch of citrus on the nose. Herbal and mid-tart fruity flavours, hints of lemon, yeast and lightly dark spiced banana. Yeasty fruitiness to the ending. Drying palate. Fine bodied. Enjoying and varied saison (Tromsø 16.07.2016).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
650 ml bottle. Slightly unclear golden with a white head. Aroma is light fruity, floral, spicy and soapy. Flavor is mild and smooth with light malt, some fruit, spicy yeast and some kind of woody dryness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6913) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
A nice pleasant farmhouse ale with a balanced fine acidity.
Lovely nice unclear yellow color with a fine white had. Looks great. Nice intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a fine carbonation. Pleasant balance between acidity and sweetness. Semi dry ending. Yeast, citric, some spices and fruity.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1295) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Orange, hazy with a nice white head. Fruit, spices and citrus aroma. Bitter with a fruit end. Nice one

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016

Lukt: Fruktig, stikkelsbær, høy og gjær.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, noe søtlig.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@650ml, ABV@7,5%, Når@21.05.2016

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2016
On tap at Cafe Sara, august 8th 2015. Hazy golden body with a small offwhite head. Aroma of perfumed hops, lemon zest and malt. Taste of grapes, banana, clove and pepper, with a wheaty finish. Short fruity aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of matl, yeast, citrus, alcohol and some spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, yeasty, fruity, peppery and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a golden orange with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus, grass, and some herbal notes. Flavors of light hops, herbs, winey notes.


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