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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This crisp, zesty American Pale is characterized by the sharp bitterness missing in many domestic pale ales. The clean finish and slight fruity notes help make our flagship brew a delightful treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, rocky, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing. Aroma is lighter with some caramel and floral hops. A few citrus hints, grass, and touch of bread. Flavor is similar with more of a citrus-grass hoppiness. Light caramel and cereal maltiness with a fresh, crisp grassy hop bite. Citrus grows into the finish where this ends with a light-moderate, dry bitterness with some floral fruitiness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth, crisp body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a refreshing pale ale. Easy drinking, lighter, crisp body with a balanced, pleasant, citrus-grass hop presence. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5863) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours yellow / orange with a small whitish head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light plastic, odd fruitiness and nectar fruit. Medium / light crisp body with sharp carbonation. The beer begins with lightly toasted malt, a bit of paper and cardboard along with earthy and tree-like hops. The finish seems a bit oxidized. There is no date on the bottle to know the age. This was good, but hopefully I’ll be able to have this fresher at some point and rerate it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours a beautiful golden hue crowned by a huge white head with lots of effervesence. Nose is malt, hops and a trace of citrus. Creamy on the palate, this is a good tasting pale ale, not too bitter, with a nice hoppy finish. Happy Heron pairs well with cheeses, deli sandwiches and snackables.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Mostly clear light gold pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bread, but mild. Balanced hops on taste. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Quite a huge head....which slowly dissipated leaving lacing. The aroma had a faint hint of hops but nothing noteworthy. Appearance is pretty much as normal for the style although a touch extra murky. There is an awkward pucking taste....like something chemical was added that shouldn’t be there. If this is what the brewer means by sharp bitterness, then I don’t care for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2010
medium gold pour with a thin white head. aroma is soft and fruity, slightly earthy. Sweet apple, apricot, Flavour is again very soft and malty with a slightly spicy hop character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pours a pale golden yellow. Some small lacing left on my glass. Aroma is caramel and floral hops. Flavor is loaded with caramel sweetness and some hop bitterness in the finish. Rather unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a pale slightly hazy yellow color with medium head. Flavor is soft and malty, slight bread notes. Hop presence is zesty and slightly fruity. Medium bodied, the softness of the water comes across nicely. Nice session brew here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a fair layer of white head. Aroma is mild bread and caramel. Flavor is a mix of salty and sweet with malty hop notes. Body is light with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Reasonably tasty golden pale ale, with a decent floral hop nose and an average palate. The finish gives a sense of bitterness but the hops on the front side are very restrained. Not a West Coast pale ale, for sure, and that’s mostly a good thing.

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