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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. We’ll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, we’ve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, we’ve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (829) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Very organic taste. Fresh, yet subsided by the stuff that makes things organic. It seems this brew was a solid pale ale at first but then went through a clarifying process that dumbed it down some. Its still solid, yet lacks the hop bite and forcefullness that would make it a super pale ale. Bronzed copper in color, a head the digs deep at first and then simmers down to a flat striaght while always there. Organic wheat and soli mix the smell with tangerine and citrus running in the background. Very fresh taste, very likeable brew. A solid, though less than stellar, pale ale. 12oz bottle poured into a Cabin 2011 Pilsner glass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Herbal, citrus fruit aroma. Flavors are herbal, citrus, and earthy. Nice, round mouthfeel. Honest and good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Strong juicy piney, grassy hop aroma rising off a light golden/tan body with a medium white head. I would expect a huge hop flavor from the aroma, but it’s not as strong as it smells. Still plenty of dry, piney hops with a little skunkiness (in the good way) that are really well balanced by the lightly sweet, bready/grainy malt flavor. A light initial creaminess is flattened and dried out by a nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable and drinkable pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Tap @ White Horse on Parsons Green, London. RBESG 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Floral, grassy and citrussy. Bitter flavor of grapefruity hops. Dry and smooth. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at White Horse on Parson’s Green. Clear golden - white head. Herbal, tea, caramel, fruity, ok hoppy, grassy, ok bitterness, grape fruits, abricot.....ReRate: Draught at Spotted Pig, NYC. Clear amber - white head. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Toasted. Amber malts. Grassy. Piney. Orange. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (688) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark honey. Pillowy white head. Fresh grapefruit aroma. Small lacing. Classic PA bitterness with a crisp dry finish. Bitter dry mouthfeel. I’m more of an IPA fan then the PA however this one is very well done and tastes very fresh even though the bottle was not new.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
I like the ideology of this beer, being that I live right by the Brandywine. There’s a local pride knowing that the water in this beer is the same stuff running through my faucet. Pours a dark golden-brown with a light haze and an off-white head. nose is piney, with lots of caramel, citrus, and toast. Flavor is nice and bitter in the front, with loads of pine and citrusy hops. On the back end, it changes to a flush of caramel, and a finish of cereal malts and chex. Well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Nice enough pale ale. Appealing citric hop nose, hop flavors also citric but tending toward resiny with a hint of blue cheese. Medium bitterness in finish. Malts a little bready, dry, crisp. Amber color, good drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2656) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours a clear and light copper with a thin head. Aromas remind me of grain silos with a little bit of a light grassy edge. Flavor is pretty thick with malt sweetness... kind of halfway between honey and caramel with a nice grassy finish to it. Maybe a little bit of oranges thrown in as well. Nothing earthshattering here, just a decent pale ale.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1358) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Copper-gold brew with two fingers of head. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is crisp and clean - relatively light malts at the start quickly giving way to complex hops. Finish is clean and bitter with a short lingering afertaste. Hops on par or better than many IPA’s, but definately a Pale Ale in style - light, crisp, refreshing, complex, great character. A worl class pale ale.


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