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Happy Heron Pale Ale | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Happy Heron Pale AleHappy Heron Pale Ale
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Happy Heron Pale AleHappy Heron Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a thin white colored head; moderately carbonated; clear golden colored body; not much lacing; head doesn't hold for long

S - Beer has a floral nose; caramel; touch of pine; dry malted barley; sweet, almost cotton candy; dried hops

T - Light malt flavored taste; very bitter pine; white grapefruit citrus; sour and tart; very bitter hops

M - Thin body; watery texture; very bitter aftertaste; sour and tart feel on the tongue; not very carbonated

D - Pretty average APA, could certainly use a bit more body; not an easy drink for those unfamiliar with the traditional APA taste; would pass if offered another

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Happy Heron pours a clear straw yellow color, with a nice with standing head. There is a slight hoppy aroma, but its more floral and sweet then dry. There is a strong bitter taste, but its doesn't have that typical floral hoppy flavor; it finishes almost sweet. Has a unique flavor, not watery but lacking. Overall its a nice beer, has a strong bitterness, but not that floral taste with other pale ales.

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Happy Heron Pale Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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