RickTStiles (782) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours slightly hazy orange with a thin white head. fruit and yeast aroma. taste is bitter oranges and some floral notes. finish is a bit dank. there are a few good american saisons... this one just isnít one of them
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jeff for the pour. A crisp golden apple color. Very fresh grassy smell. Very refreshing taste. Very drinkable. A nice peppery background. A unique funky flavor that is definitely slammable.
gschrade (775) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours clear yellowish-gold with a white head. Taste lemon, peppery, crisp. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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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.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a small, white head. Spicy and yeasty aroma with notes of hay, citrus, florals and earthy/herbal hops. Similar flavors and finish. Light and easy drinking.
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
had in SYR, (comments day after)...verifies that Iím not big on saisons...definitely a lot of flavor from what I remember, but not in a good way...lots of spices that are too strong
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazed straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white shade that collapses pretty quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass.
S: There is a decent amount of complexity here for a 4.5% saison. I pick up coriander, orange peel, grassy hops, sage, and black pepper. However, thereís also a vegetal green pepper note thatís detracting - and even worse, it gets stronger as it warms up.
T: This is weird. It opens up fairly citrusy - which I like - but ends on both a watery and a vegetal note. Decent (if overdone) spicing in the middle gives way to a bell pepper finish that really rubs me the wrong way. The flavor profile sorely lacks balance and cohesion.
M: Very clean and dry, which I like. Very astringent too, which I donít. This beer seemingly parches the palate excessively in the name of drinkability. Ah well, the latter is good, at least.
O: Swing...and a miss. This one was quite disappointing, considering Victory makes another saison thatís really damn good. And itís another damning reminder that they really need to put Helios in 6-packs!
abcfan (744) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent. Pours hazy and yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet citrus hops. Smooth, easy drinking, slight hip finish.
dagimp (741) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz into a pint glass. Pours a hazy yellow with cloudy white head and mild aroma of tree and pollen. Mouthfeel is light as expected wit strong carbonation. Taste is fairly herby with chamomile predominating. Lemon rind too. Overall an ok Saison but nothing great and certainly doesn't rise to the level of Victory Helios.
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J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, spicy, funky aroma with notes of hay and barnyard. Crystal clear pale yellow with a finely laced and foamy white head. The spicy aroma comes into vivid detail in the taste with white pepper, coriander and lavendar tastes along side a lemony citrus flavor. The barnyard Brett funkiness shows up too, subtly at first and then growing stronger. Finishes dry and very lightly sweet with a lasting Brett funk. Wow, this is not what I was expecting! Very surprising and tasty!