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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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TBone (17581) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at Beer Hunters, Pori. Clear amber-copper color, small steady off-white head. Citrus, piney and a bit bready aroma. Light-bodied. Pale malty with piney flavor. Hints of citrus. Simple pa. Of course probably better over the pond.

3.7
chrisv10 (17474) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Tap @ Euston Tap. Clear amber with small creamy tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel, little citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, citrus, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.5
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden amber with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, caramel, pine, resin, light earth and birch sap. Medium body.

3.7
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
A: The pour is amber in color with a couple fingers of white head that leaves some mild lacing on the glass. S: A solid hoppy aroma right away. Juicy citrus with plenty of oranges and tangerines, perhaps some hints of grapefruit, too. A moderate amount of malt in there. Nicely balanced. T: The citrus hop flavors open things up quite pleasantly. Plenty of tangerine and mild grapefruit along with some hints of pine which provide a little bitterness. Balanced with sweetness of bready malts. M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. O: This is very much along the lines of how I like my pale ales. Nice hoppy character without being overly bitter or malty.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16171) - 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.

3.5
bhensonb (15242) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours clear amber with a creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma is nicely floral/fruit over mild roast malt. Med body. Flavor is moderately hoppy - fruit and floral over mild roast malt. The finish is definitely on the bitter side. Hop accumulates towards a slight burn. Good stuff.

3.8
Theis (15152) - 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.

3.3
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, cat piss and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.4
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Hazy golden. Hoppy aroma, citric, fruity and slightly stale. Flavor has a bit of graininess and a bitter hoppy finish, a bit citric, with light stale notes. Medium-bodied. Seems slightly past its prime, but still decent and refreshing.

3.1
Scopey (14778) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is soft, toasty, brown bread, wood and earth. The taste is smooth, toasty, grain, decent bitterness, light grapefruit peel and pepper with a crisp, dry finish. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. A bit watery if truth be told. Fairly inoffensive.


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