Stonehenge Pale | Great Waters Brewing

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Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by tavernjef on 06-24-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ADR
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the brewpub...

Settles out a clear medium amber color with a milk-like flat head of 1/2 an inch. Nice thin sheet laces. Solid hop aroma, not pronounced, cedar-like with some hints of citrus oils. A one hop beer made with English Progress hops, this is nicely fresh and balanced in approach with an adequate maltiness, just the right tang to catch your tongue but not overwhelming in aroma or citrus bittering. Mouthfeel is well-done, smooth and silky in cask style. A winner of a Pale Ale and a nice cask presentation -- I wish this entry could gradually replace the St. Peter Pale Ale that has been the standard for 10 years and is popular with many regulars.

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Photo of edbeered
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pleasing pale amber color, with a thick white head and ample lacing on the glass. There is a light malty smell. The taste is rich and malty, with a peachy apricot flavor, along with some tartness. There is a mild hoppiness on the tip of the tongue, just enough to give this ale it's balance. The mouthfeel is just right, neither too thin, nor too full. This is a great addition to the linup and one that I hope they will keep bringing back.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the brewpub: A very nice rusty yellow color that once the cask action settles is very clear in body. A medium, creamy, ivory colored foam sits atop for length. Small stringy lacing displays itself while being consumed.

Aroma is light but sturdy of a dark, dried, grassyness, and a small whole grain toasted malt tone.

Taste is simple yet giving with a wonderfully mild display of moderately toasted malts with a great little dark, dry, grassy edge in its hopping. Finish has a nice crunchy snap and rounded smoothness as it drys lightly with toasted grass notes and bread crusts. Some slight sweetness makes some balancing acts in some places.

Firm, smooth, medium/light body. Texture is simple with a cask drawn smoothness that has a slight breadyness and frothyness to it. A nice fit along with the taste.

I absolutely loved this beer. The numbers don't say as much here as I'd like. It's a solid seesionable pale that goes perfect for watching the World Cup. A delightfully easy going brew that'll perk your buds just enough and keep you wanting more. Super solid good stuff!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay, I had this brew on cask and enjoyed it, looked forward to taking a growler home, forgetting that was impossible...but they did have the "UK Pale" in growlers, and it turns out that it's the same beer as Stonehenge, but dispensed by least that's what I'm told. Why two names for the same beer? Don't know the answer... So, I'm entering it here.

Now, on to the beer...

Cloudy orange appearance, no head to speak of...

Plenty of fruity esters in the nose, apricot and peach, small hops... juicy malt...sweet and pleasant.

Nice hops on the palate, but altogether mild and easy. Fruit plays it's part in the flavor. Not too malty, not too hoppy, just right, well-balanced, straightforwardly drinkable beer. Hops are tastier and more appreachable halfway through the glass. I didn't get them so much from the cask version, which was too, too mild for my liking.
(But still, strikingly goodalicious.)

If a delectable, downable ale with just enough hops to tickle the tongue is what you crave, head to Great Waters for some Stonehenge...where a man is a man and the children dance to the pipes of pan...where the demons dwell, and the banshees live and they do live well...Stone henge.

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Stonehenge Pale from Great Waters Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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