Brew42 (61) - - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a bit of haze. Big white head.
Smells citrusy. Lemon and orange up front.
Tastes- Mainly citrusy. Lemon and orange. A little but of spice but less than most saisons I have had.
Mouthfeel-Crisp and carbonated.
Overall- A very nice beer. I like a little more balance between spice and citrus in saisons whereas this beer seems pretty tilted towards the citrus but still a pretty enjoyable beer and at a great price.
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of apple and light fruits, hay, funk, wheat malt, lemon. Flavor of light fruits, brett, light tart fruits, musty hay, bready malt. A tasty, lightly funky sasion. Pleasant and easy to drink. A good value beer too ($5.99 bomber!).
williamherbert (1384) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw yellow color, big puffy head. Effervescent carbonation.
Aroma is Belgian funk, biscuit malts, sweet, sugary malts. A touch of white wine, and some dry wheats. The alcohol does not hide. There is pungent sourness above the rim of the glass.
Tastes of more white wine, hint of champagne. The brett funk is legit. Very peppery, with some lemon. The wild yeasts really blossom nicely.
The feel is thick and has just the tiniest of burns on the way down. For $5.50, at 7.5%, you could get a lot less drunk.
Ctplt777 (324) - - JUN 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Sweet and spicy, bitter and fruity. This beer has so much going on it’s awesome. It’s a saison with a subtle tartness. I went into this thinking it was going to be a sour bomb but the brett is perfectly blended. It’s tart but you can still taste the saison deliciousness. This is a killer beer and if you like a good saison with a sour edge grab this, it’s wonderful.
tfontana (156) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry, NH. Aroma is strong fruity pineapple esters, yeasty dough, hints of cereal. Appearance is crystal clear golden yellow with attractive, copious sparkle and fizzy two-finger head with good retention and foamy lacing. Taste is much like smell--yeasty fruity sweetness. I thought I would like it more than I did. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation--a tad too much. Finish is fairly dry and abrupt. It starts out with great smell and appearance and then fails to deliver all the way through. Still enjoyable but swings and misses for a home run.
Jado (657) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From US pint bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thin but lasting white head. Aromas of farmyard funk, lemon, orange zest and flowers. Taste is fresh citrus up front before a prickly, peppery sharpness washes through. Funk, orange and lemon at the end. Lingering finish with a pleasant citrus aftertaste. To my mind, pretty true to the style. Nicely done.
bubblehouse (778) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Has a nice belgiany aroma and equal taste. Not the best but still really solid.
fletchfighters (1254) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle
Yellow gold color, bright white head, falls to a thin collar.
Nose is banana, bread, lemon curd and roasted barley. Slight amount of gym socks.
Taste is banana bubblegum, pepper, lemon curd, and citrus.
Prickly carbonation, a bit too much really. Light bodied. A bit samey and not too complex.
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a medium light gold - big banana aroma with some bready qualities . Very fruity . Mild Lingering bitterness . Solid .
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Mep3222 (869) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a peppery maltiness with a Pilsner ish feel and aroma to it. Has a bit of a lager ish funk to it. Doesn't feel like a saison to me but more of a Pilsner with spice and more body. It is good but nothing special.
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GarrettB (1221) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.