Yes, the beer reviews are back. I had a brief stint a while back writing reviews for a local newspaper. Shockingly, people actually want to read this crap. It's been a while, so here goes nothing. Tonight's selection is the Happy Heron Pale Ale from Amherst, Wisconsin's own Central Waters Brewing Company. I've never had a Central Waters beer before, so the pressure is on to wow me, fellas. The first thing that I notice is the thick, frothy head. I've never seen a headier beer (and I did properly pour it). The beer has a bright orange-golden color to it, not surprising for an American Pale Ale. The aroma is zesty and citrusy
, balanced with a hint of graininess. It's an interesting blend. The beer itself is surprisingly light and easy to drink. It's not heavy at all. Since it is a Pale Ale, there is a hop kick to it. The bitterness of the hops doesn't hit you until the very end, but it's a nice jolt. It hits you on the back of your tongue. Overall, this is a crisp and refreshing beer. I only bought a single bottle of it, but I would definitely pick up a six pack in the future.