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RATINGS: 780   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Yeasty, a little sour, dry, with some funk notes. Peppery spice notes combine with the alcohol to give it a nice kick. A good example of the style, tastes pretty authentic.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (680) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pretty good. Has a nice belgiany aroma and equal taste. Not the best but still really solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1221) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a medium light gold - big banana aroma with some bready qualities . Very fruity . Mild Lingering bitterness . Solid . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (796) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1181) - 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 (589) - - 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 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (382) - 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 (308) - 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 (4604) - 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.


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