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RATINGS: 962   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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3.4
Yorker (2142) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, caramel, grains, and citrus - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.4
Stew41 (2139) - Phuket, THAILAND - APR 6, 2016
Very good punch for a 5% PA. Hops are sharp and clean, think bitter cut grass, and good buzzy length. Lots of presence.

3.7
oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Clear copper pour with a mountainous white head. The nose holds lots of citrus notes- grapefruit and orangepeel abound some grassy herbals following closely behind. A hint of bready caramel malt comes through to provide a bit of a balance. The flavor holds juicy citrus and nectar fruits, with apricot, mandarin orange, nectarine, peach, and grapefruit coming through strongly. Evergreen resin hints make an appearance, as does a nice malt balance. The palate is quite full for the style with low carbonation and a bitter resinous finish. Great rendition of the style.

3.5
kajser27 (2136) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2015
Copper colored, medium- off white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel biscuit and herbal hops with some citrus notes. Taste is low to medium sweet malt, caramel, quite biscuity, herbal, grassy hops with some citrus. Low+ bitterness and a dry finish. Low to medium bodied and carbonation. Easy drinking and nice. (0,355l bottle at Beerightback, Nova Gorica, SLO)

3.8
closey22 (2132) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Orange with thin rimming offwhite head; aroma is hoppydecentmfloral/woody notes ; flava is hoppy spicy slightly roasty malty dry; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry hoppy

3.1
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
This was a very crisp pale ale and i say that in a very good way. The pour was beautiful with a very nice head and hoppy aroma. The taste was smooth and the water was really the star.

3.3
holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Kinda grassy aroma some older hops and malt. Golden color with a thin white head. Grassy piney flavors that are a bit cloying against the pale malts. Bitter cloying finish. ok

3.8
pinkzambia (2123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle: Clear gold cider look with a small fuzzy white ring head. Wonderful aromas of apricot, grapefruit and toastiness. Great hoppy flavor for a pale ale. Crisp and dry in the finish.

3.6
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle poured a dark golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma has some citrus, pale malts, and resins. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation strong. Flavor has light bittetness, citrus rind, a fair bit of malt for a pale, and a lingering finish.

3
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, Cave, Glasgow. Slightly hazy amber pour with a small white head. Fragrant grassy hop and citrus in the snout. Uncomplicated sweet malt and grassy hop flavour . A little on the thin side and teeters towards the average side of the tracks. Not my favourite Victory offering.


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