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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle@gallows. Orange amber, clear. Malty caramelly, slight nutty foresty piney nose. Med bodied, super smooth, almost silky. Green forest in the finish. Really like the texture, served just at a good fridge++ temp to keep it soft. Clean, victory- malty, bit boring flavourwise.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from Downtown Discount Beverage. Aroma is strong bready malt with floral, herbal, musky-resinous hops. Appearance is clear gold with orange tinge, nice sparkle with virtually no head and mild lacing. Taste is nice mix of bitter and sweet, slightly citrusy, metallic, with corn chip finish which is long. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and slightly overcarbonated. Overall, a lot of positives here and very enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malvrich (238) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Best by 10/29/15. A: Dark gold almost brown pour. Looks like a watered down porter ( in a good way) Small coarse beige head. Streaming bubbles quickly die down. Low retention and average lacing. S: Pungent earthy hop smell dominates. Smells English. T: Stiff piney/woody bitterness at the start, balancing toward the finish with a faint malt sweetness. Lots of character. Tastes a bit more American. M: Medium body with maybe a bit below average carbonation. Light resin on the medium short finish. O: Good pale ale that seems to straddle the fence between English and American styles. Widely available in NC and priced at $9/6 means this is well worth an occasional buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Beer Ditch, Malmö.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus, pine, some caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grapefruit, malt, citrus, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopmaestro (1239) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
Aroma is sweet orange and biscuity malts with slight bread dough underneath. Taste is floral, citrusy and some kind of melon sweetness in there also. Medium bodied and easy to drink. A classic straight out of the box good ol’ pale ale. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grabhers (9) - AUSTRIA - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
amber colored with small yeast particles and a medium head. citrus, grapefruit and woody flavors combined with a smooth body and pleasing bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5518) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle in Amsterdam. Golden body with medium head. Nose is floral, hops and citrus. More fruit in the flavor, plenty of hops, sweet. Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Bright clear copper with lasting head and lace. Pine and spice aroma with a touch of caramel and grains. Toasted caramel sweetness roasted nuts cereal mild fruit with piney spicy bitterness that lingers. Medium body medium carbo. Classic American pale ale and definitely not to be confused with an IPA. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (219) - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 1, 2015
Di colore dorato carico, quasi ambrato; schiuma abbondante, di grana grossa, buona allacciatura, discreta persistenza. Al naso è molto ben equilibrata, con sentori di malto, una dolcezza leggera, pompelmo, luppolo, qualche speziatura e una presenza di pino. In bocca ritroviamo un buon equilibrio, con una combinazione di caramello e malti, che fa scorrere la bevuta rapidamente verso un retrogusto luppolato, che porta ad un finale amaro. Limone, mandarino, pompelmo e scorza d’arancia, offrono un’ottima interazione con note di luppolo erbaceo. Dissetante e rinfrescante, sessionabile!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle @ Beer Ditch, Malmö. Hazy golden with a tiny white head. Fruity an acid tones. Fruit, malt, sour and hops. Medium body with anice bitter / sour finish.

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