Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a nice, bubbly, clear golden with a fine-bubbled white head. Hearty aroma is quite yeasty, with fruity and subtle malty notes. Crisp flavor has yeasty, malty, fruity, and coriander tones - definitely for sipping rather than chugging. Texture has average thickness and fizz, but scarcely subtracts from the enjoyableness of this brew. Swing a session with this one.
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Slightly hazy straw gold color topped by a small bubbly white head. Fragrant lemony malt aroma has hints of coriander and hay. Dryish citrus malt flavor with notes of wheat, yeast, more coriander and grassy hops. Their is an underlying funky, sulphury earthiness that adds a uniqueness to this ale. Finishes crisp and dry with atouch of lemon peel.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of stra, yeast, lemon zest, coriander and white pepper. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, white pepper, lemon zest anmd light coriander with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at two stones.... Pours a cloudy bright yellow, slight orange tint. Decent little head. Nice nose of spices, earthy, flowers, camomile and some hops. Taste is the sames, spices, flowers, grains, floral notes, camomile, little citrus lime taste..... slight hoppiness in the after taste to balance it. Body is light, fluffy and really easy to drink. Decent stuff....
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a moderate white head. Nose is quite sour and with a bit of a wild farmhouse smell. Taste is slightly sour, but not overly flavorful. Meh.
HeadyDE (521) - Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 2SP..yellowish color..lemon aroma..some citrus also present..quite easy drinking..but this just lacked tht it factor that left a solid impression..was crisp and ok but just seems to be missing that typical saison profile.not getting much of the usual tastes and aromas..ok.not really much else to say..
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. hazy gold body, short white head. basically a witbier, just like ernie said. musty perfume, orange jam (jelly? i already told you once), potpourri orange peel and sulfuric vitamin yeast in the nose. lean, dry, bitter texture and flavor. brash dryness with bracing hop acidity, totally unbalanced. okay, it doesnít taste bad, itís not the smell and flavor. itís how out of balance it is. thereís nothing here to make me want another drink. itís horribly bitter and rough for itís size. ugh.
Maverick34 (2357) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from habitat. Nice gold with pale white foam. Bubbly. Fruity spicy nots and yeast. Good.
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pale yellow, with a small, bubbly, white head. The aroma is lemons, hay, and some dusty, barnyard notes. The flavor is sweet and musty up front, with a bitter and sour finish. The palate is light to medium, astringent, dry, and a little grainy. Overall, this is a surprisingly funky and dry American saison, but the aftertaste is long, sour, and unpleasant.
notalush (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Let me preface this review by saying that I went in really wanting to love this beer - given the quality of helios, who wouldnít? - by the middle of my first bottle, I was trying really hard just to like it - now, by the middle of my second bottle, I am trying hard not to hate it - first of all, it is not a saison - it is a dry wit - usually, I can be forgiving of adjunct-laden saisons - I had a local one recently that had quite a few adjuncts, but still managed to be quite tasty - perhaps because this is overspiced to the point of being unrecognizable as a saison, I cannot be forgiving - I like the dry, crisp character of the beer - however, all I can taste and smell are spices and a hint of tart citrus - overly bitter throughout - where is my baby helios, god dammit!?