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RATINGS: 828   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 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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3.3
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
750 mL bottle, dated July 3, 2007. Pours very cloudy gold with disappearing whitish head. The aroma is oatmeal, farm, strawberry, and pork. The flavor has a zesty kick at first, then some farmy hay notes, significant amounts of earth, and a tingly hoppiness throughout. The finish is honeyish and leaves a spicy aftertaste. Prickly mouthfeel.

3.2
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. 2005 vintage. Pours a thick/pulpy yellow-gold body with a white bready head. Fruity orange/citrusy aroma, syrup sweetness, and dark bread. Lots of carbonation considering the age... fruity but alas, it’s quite thin. Dusty spices and fruit character along with some alcohol. Slight papery oxidation is noted as well.

3.3
Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Corked Bottle 750 ml
Vintage 2005 Appearance :Bright sunny gold with morning like mist. Receding white top.3+
Nose :Sweet honey, sour farm year , green tart apple , wet hay with grain silos.
Flavour/Palate : Fairly crisp and well carbonated especially if you are looking at 2 year plus sample, Soft grain-fruit character shown in the middle. Fresh apple shown on second take. Refreshing crisp ale.

3.6
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2007
Hazy golden orange colored ale with a fluffy white head that stays with me the whole time. There’s a hint of wet hay in the aroma along with some lemon peel. There is a sugared lemon accent on this otherwise generically funky saison that keeps things interesting. Easy to drink and better as it warms. I’m happy with the purchase.

3.7
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2009 murky gold with a large off-white creamy head. cloudy for a saison. aroma of marshmallow, candy sugar, and a hint of citrus hops. flavor is sweet with candy sugar, marshmallow, hops, banana, black pepper, and citrus. like a tripel.---re-rate---bottle. i honestly don’t remember having this the first time. the beer pours a clear gold under a huge fluffy white head. nice musty basement aroma with some pear. palate is sharply carbonated and light. flavors of basement dust, sweet white fruits juice. what happened here? my ratings don’t seem very similar.

4
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a nice orangish golden color with a medium white head. Nice spicy nose with a hint of lemon and alcohol suprisingly. Nice full creamy mouthfeel with a good dose of citrusy lemon and pepper. Nice beer, but different.

3.6
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Nice aroma of sweet citrus and dry/bready yeast. Pours gold with a thin white head. Creamy on the palate with some honey notes and some spice. Good carbonation.

3.5
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle via trade with stegosaurus - Thanks - Pours golden with a short white head that faded pretty quick. Aromas of bread, faded citrus, and spice. Flavor is of honey, spice, lots of bread and a hint of citrus. Slight carbonaton with a good smooth dry mouthfeel. Not bad for a beer probably past it’s prime.

3.5
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle shared by OhioDad: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, very bready, doughy notes, with some spice and yeast. Flavor, doughy, yeasty, light spices, mild fruits and a light tartness. Not bad.

3.3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/03/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

hazy dark yellow, whispy white head, spicy malt aroma with a nice sweet fruity touch, robust body especially for a saison, lots of spicy flavor, mostly dry, light bitterness in the finish from the spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4


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