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Chemung Canal Towpath Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Chemung Canal Towpath AleChemung Canal Towpath Ale

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 03-06-2008)
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Reviews by asabreed:
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asabreed

New York

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a 12 oz. Samuel Smith nonic.

Appearance: Looks pretty light and golden, with an initially billowing head that settles down fairly rapidly. Nice bubbles toward the top of the glass.

Smell: Some malt sweetness and some spice, though minor on the latter.

Taste: Again, malt sweetness and some spice.

Mouthfeel: The beer's best trait. Deceptively smooth, and mildly creamy, for the amount of carbonation.

Overall: Maybe I'm just not a cream ale fan, but I expected much more from Horseheads. I have a sinking suspicion I'm giving this higher numbers because it comes in the bottle from Horseheads. Maybe it's just a style that's not too nuanced or diverse. I'm not sure. However, it seems right for the summer, and it's refreshing, so you can't go wrong there, to a certain degree I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 03:22:10 | More by asabreed
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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin layer of bubbles in between.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of grassy hops along with some hints of spicy hops in the finish, both of which contribute a light amount of bitterness. Notes of underlying pilsener malts are also noticeable.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has some nice creamy properties to the mouthfeel. It is very easy to drink and can be considered as sessionable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured light golden amber with a little haze and a thin head that didn’t last long. A few pilsner bubbles are up bombing lazily from the bottom of the glass. Fell to a cap, then a film and some wet lace. Nose is gentle, grass, faint spice, bread, caramel, herbal hops. It’s floral, has a touch of sweet lemon and is really appealing. Taste is mild, and creamy. Spicy, some wheat, and plenty of bread and honey. There’s a mild bitter from the hops and some refreshing wheat dryness in the finish. Body is light and creamy smooth with a nice sweetness that stays all the way through the drink into the dry finish. Golden, easy and very pleasant on the palate. It has good balance without going too far into malt heaviness or sugary sweetness. Good strong yeast qualities. Carbonation is perfect and actually lightens the body. Basic and delicious.

Horseheads can really hit it and when they do it’s fantastic. This is a very good offering from them in a lineup that can be a little iffy. I would buy this again. Great for summer and sessionable.

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T- buttery buicuity malts, Carmel lemon , spice.

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Chemung Canal Towpath Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.