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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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jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2011
Amber gold with modest, creamy, white head / Big nose of weed and pine, with underlying citrus notes / Medium body, soft carbonation, a touch watery, with good, lightly biting, finish / Flavors of fresh cut pine, weed, orange, and grapefruit / Spectular nose, but the flabby body detracts.

3.9
hman43 (1955) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Decent head with body. Nice golden color. Nice citrus aroma. Strong citrus taste but a little more carbonation than expected that takes away from the taste. Overall a quality brew.

3.1
vanvenlo (1940) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle(1-May-16)Grapefruit herb aroma.Amber,low head&suds lace.Grapefruit malt flavour.Grape herbal soap finish&sweet malt aftertaste.

3.8
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Pours a dark golden with a white head. Aroma is lots of citrusy hops. Flavor is nicely bitter, fruity, resiny hops, sweet malt toward the dry finish.

2.5
aleksander9 (1927) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
-On tap Røør, Oslo- Tea, malty and herbal. Light dry finish. Nothing really stands out.

3.6
explosivedog (1927) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours orange. Floral, orange, tea, earthy, herbal, nice biscuit finish. Pretty nice.

4.1
oobawa (1925) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Victory’s made a fine entry into the mediocrity-laden style of Pale Ale. Headwaters is one hoppy beast, yet keeps the texture nice and light. Add this feel to such a manageable ABV and Headwaters kinda rules the roost of normal ol’ Pale Ales. Should of known a solid brewery like Victory could make a fine Pale; unfortunately, I’ve been let down by the style many a time before. Even Stone screwed up their Pale Ale. But Headwaters is pretty damn awesome, a lovely small beer.

3
Beaver (1886) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle, enjoy by 4/29/12. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready malts and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts and a little fruit with a good sized resiny grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some prickly carbonation.

Overall, a decent pale ale.

3.9
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed after a long work week. Appearance is a pretty clear amber with a rich frothy white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is very rich in hops with lemon notes, a bit of grapefruit as well, also beady malt. Taste is pretty hoppy for a pale ale with a really nice bitter finish that also goes down pretty smooth. Pretty tasty stuff, I’m using the word pretty a lot in this review. It’s pretty good!

3.8
raymow (1879) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
bottled - pale amber color. Great flavor. Slightly sweet and hoppy. A very good drinkable pale ale.


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