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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1044) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy honey gold color. Large rocky white head. Fragrant, yeasty malt aroma is redolent of hay and farmhouse funk. Flavor is more bready malt with a Brett edge. Bittersweet lemon peel and citrus hops in midtaste. Earthy and fruity at the same time. Bitter dry finish. Splendidly funky and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle enjoyed at the Nighthawk Diner
Pours golden with a nice white head. Smell of funk, stable, newly cut green grass, herbs, fruity esters, quite complex. Light sweet, funky and fruity, quite spicy as well. Nice brett, complex flavor palette, very dry. Herbal ending, moderate bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1446) - - SEP 30, 2015
Draught at Craftsman. Rich gingerbread character with some fruity esters, apricot, banana, bit of lemon, peppery finish with a bit of funk. Not so saison-like but a pleasant brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (441) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Taste of lemon, a hint of freshly cut grass, a bit of pepper, a funky aftertaste. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2015. Hazy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, perfume, grapes, citrus, floral, some bread. Malty bready flavor, perfume, grapes, hay, floral, some herbal notes. Fresh and drinkable saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bomber, poured cloudy, yellow, abundant off white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of yeast, malts, grains and spices (clove, coriander). Taste is fruity, sweet, some yeast, and some grain. Nice and refreshing, very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (664) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
DATE TASTED: August 16, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Duvel footed tulip... OCCASION: recovering from a shore trip to LBI... APPEARANCE: a tumultuous twister of bubble stirs the heart of a hazy burnt orange body; head is foamy, white, and full of effervescence, with high arching lacing to boot ... AROMA: banana, clove, soft pepper, and lavender/lilac--complex yet withdrawn... PALATE: to the effect of the aroma, the beer apologizes as it is sipped; foamy and creamy through its great head retention; lively and rounded on the tongue, memorable in its aftertaste with a dry finish... TASTE: clove, banana, vanilla, pepper, grapefruit, apple, biscuit, and some other fruits that are patient yet palpable...the yeasty end suggests dough and read, with floral hops and lemon arriving in waves after the sip has finished... OVERALL: I try not to be biased when drinking big bottles, saisons, or Victory brews, but this glass contains all through with a winning combination--refreshing, complex, vibrant, and flavorful...worthy of a bomber and a Sunday night...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear, golden-yellow with a white head. The aroma is of citrus, some spice, yeast. The flavour has malt sweetness, some spice (coriander, light pepper), a sweet lime impression, average bitterness, and a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle 6 fl.oz. Small white head, golden color, a bit hazy. Aroma is hay, meat, wheat, citrusy phenols, apples. Taste is quite sweet with wheat, grain, fruit. Allmighty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2015
Tap at CBM Koenji. Hazy straw with a big soapy white head. Aromas of lemon zest, light barnyard and bright, juicy citrus. Taste is more of the same, with a strong wheat profile. Not much of a saison, but still a refreshing summer beer on a hot night.

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