guzzler67 (1575) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold appearance with a small white head and modest lacing. Aroma of straw with some lemon in the background. Grassy, earthy malts accented withspicy, citrusy hops. Crisp, dry, light bodied mouthfeel, decently carbonated, with a short lived finish.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright clear yellow with a white frothy head. Smells of slightly bitter hops, grasshopper, hay, pine, and sweet citrus fruits. Nice aroma here! Lively mouthfeel with a lightly hop character, sweet fruits and light grass. The finish is lightly bitter and holly.
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière de style golde ale de 5.5% d’alcool, belle couleur doré, bien mousseuse, houblonné à la perfection, goût et senteur fleural. Caro à beaucoup aimé.
jb (2591) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly German hopped but well balanced German-styled pils-leaning beer. Had as part of 2011 beer tasting. Not bad, not great, hit the spot.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours golden with medium-thin white head. Aroma is bready with touch of spicy hops. Flavor is smooth - malty and light, but not too grainy, with a nice punch of noble hops throughout. Balanced finish with a touch of residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium in body with modest carbonation - quite drinkable. Overall, a very pleasant lager - flavorful, crisp, and refreshing.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles all summer long - Easily my favorite beer from Victory. This is what their Headwaters Pale Ale should be, but alas, they are not going to brew this one year round (even though it seems to sell faster than any other Victory at a couple distributors...). A hoppy floral aroma wafts forth from a pale yellow gold body. Great pale malt pils body with the hops of a really good pale ale. Perfect balance of floral, spicy and citrus hops that appeal to almost everyone - from IPA lovers to IPA haters. Please make this a year round brew Victory!!
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a refreshing summer beer that was very light, crystal clear, and a lot more bitter than I was expecting. Overall enjoyable.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice pale gold color. Almost a yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of pale malts and some delicious hops. More hops in the aroma than I would think for a blond ale. Mouth feel is a bit carbonated and dry. Blast of hops with some mint. Pretty nice taste.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a Mikasa pilsner glass.
Pours a clear golden color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin white cap throughout. The nose brings a bit of light citrus hops and a slight floral character. Light grain is there as well. Flavor is slightly bready and grainy with some slight hop flavor. Body is light and crisp with good carbonation and a light bitterness to the finish. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
WabashMan (1021) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice golden ale that has an almost Belgian-esque quality to it, this offering from Victory pours a light/medium gold with a decent almost white head. Nice yeast and malt character, with a hint of alcohol in the flavor.