overall
93
89
style
RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 natures 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!

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3919) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Appealing orange color with good carbonation and head. Enjoyable aroma, albeit hard to pin down, but with essence of caramel banana. Flavor is light caramel malt. Perilously drinkable, but would never call this a "saison." Re-rated 3/23/10: Hazy yellow. Great, creamy head. Lightly phenolic, caramelized banana aroma as experienced before. The yeast seems more German than Belgian. More of a German Wheat than a Saison. Lightly phenolic flavors with sprinklings of clove and banana.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2643) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2008
750 ml bottle. An enjoyable beer, but is sweeter than classic saisons. Average frothy, white, diminishing head above a dark yellow, cloudy body. Aroma has notes of grain, hay, cobweb, banana and clove with a lighter note of pear. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body with a watery texture that turns creamy. Lively carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours a nice orange/amber color with a big off-white and lasting head. A little sweet and fruity upfront, and finishes clean and slightly bitter. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 2005 bottle at Butters Big Blowout. Clearish yellow with slight chill-haze and bubbly white head. Citrus nose and massively bready. Farmhouse flavors arent overpowering and is suprisingly balanced. Nice and thin refreshing body with big carbonation. Decent, not overly tart, finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle, 750 ml. Hazy particulate yellow, with a diminishing white head. Good lacing. Sour aroma, but complex on the palate with a salty, sweet, and sour all in one drink. Dry finish. My first saison, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I look forward to drinking more of thi style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
i often think that hennepin is the poor mans saison dupont, but this falls somewhere in between the two, it is able to pick up on some of the micro subtleties that hennepin seems to miss out on (and i love hennepin!). seeing 750s of anything by victory caught my eye, and the opportunity to try their saison was not something to be passed on, and it was no disappointment!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2008
bottle. golden hugh with thin head. earthy hops, sharp light fruits, mild spice, sweet malt aroma. bitter peppery hops up front give way to substantial sweet malts. light steady fruit. very mild spice. dry finish. very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
750 ml bottle shared with Friends at Boxers Cafe, Huntingdon: Aroma was full and rustic featuring spices and perhaps even some wild things. poured slightly hazy gold with ample carbonation and 2 fingers of head that disipated, partially becaue I think the glass needed to be cleaned better. Flavor was full on spices, cumin and ginger with a bit of smokiness and a citrus snap. Addictingly dry. bubbly mouthfeel. refreshing but the spices were maybe a little overdone, and I couldnt get into the smokiness in a saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3636) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours a straw yellow color with a sopay white head. Aroma of lemons and yeast. Taste is complex-lemony zest with yeast and some tartness. Dry finish. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2008
750ml corked & caged bottle: Brilliant golden pour with a rim clinging white head. This is pretty hoppy for the style, offering lots of citrus and perfume up front in the body and nose. The body dries nicely as esthery notes bombard the tongue. Pears, apricot and sweet oranges mix well with the moderate dose of honeyed malt. Finishes dry with a peppery alcohol burn. Nicely done.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 61 62 63  64  65 66 67 » 83
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5