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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
On keg, golden brown with a white head, aroma is light caramel & biscuit malt, floral and mild citrus hops coming through, finish moderate bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
On tap @ Mudville 9. A crystal clear golden one with a good looking dense and kinda lasting white top. Smells softly malty, a little bit of sweetness here and only subtle traces of grassy hops. Somewhat mild on the nose you’d might say. Tastes nice. A little bit of candy sweetness here, green pine cones and a light soapy bitterness. Not bad at all. Soft oily on the mouthfeel and just about average on the carbonation. Easy to drink, some dryness and a swiff of minerals in the finish. 20.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
355 ml bottle. Enjoy by 03.12.2013.
Pours clear copper color with a large head. Aroma is very malty and nutty, some wet hay and faint hops with mild fruity notes. Flavor is also malty and nutty, resinous hops, caramel malts and grape fruits. Soft carbonation, bitter malty palate. A little past it’s prime it seems.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
031113. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma light hops, citrus. Slightly sweet light body. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5950) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of strong floral hops, citrus and pale malts. Flavour of strong floral hops, citrus, rather strong herbal notes, marmalade, biscuit, pine needles and white grapes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes bitter, dry and citrusy. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2458) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours amber. Smell is fruit and tea and malt. Taste is earthy and tea like. Some fruitiness and nice bitterness. Good body. Good beer but not spectacular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleFart (11) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I love the taste of hops and you can taste them in this brew. I downgraded the appearance score because the head dissipates so quickly as does the lacing. The head while its there is made of big bubbles like champagne not the flavorful tiny bubbles. But I do really like this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Pine resin and a good dose of citrus. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
This wasn’t one of my favorite Victory pale ales. I tasted this brew from a 12oz bottle. I’m guessing it was one of the hops used in the beer that didn’t quite agree with my palate. I sensed a sour and metallic taste up front in the body. That pretty much spoiled the rest of the beer for me. The second half of the flavors weren’t as harsh, as the beer smoothed out to a fruitier and grassier profile. The beer finished extremely dry and a bit spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2013
355ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Ales By Mail. Fourth beer from Victory. Great body and nice colour, fruity aroma. Delicious pale ale!

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