beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold color, small head. A medium bodied ale. Advertised as a “traditional Irish” ale. Malty and slightly hoppy. Smooth taste, perhaps a bit too carbonated? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nearly indistinguishable from the private reserve, except for some barely-there ale qualities. Touch of hops are the only way you could tell the two apart. Actually, I think I would stick with the private reserve. It didn’t have a weird skunky corn like taste I noticed in the ale.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was a frickin Labatt Blue without the carbonation. It looks like an MGD, it tastes like a La Blegh, and its not a particularly good beer. Its a cheapy though...you get what you pay for.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
not a whole lot here. Very bland, thin, watery. Nothing, I really enjoyed, or plan on buying again.
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
not really too good, its cheap but i’ll spend more for Sierra Nevada anyday
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just too damn thin. This isn’t really all that bad, especially for the price, but it’s not good either. Weinhard’s is the ultimate middle of the raod beer, but the Blue Boar seems somehow more average if that’s possible. I’m not the biggest pale fan in the world anyhow, but this is just too damn thin. Easy to put down, easy on the wallet, but I need a beer to kick my ass a little.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than most grocery store beers. I had kind of expected a bit more oomph somewhere but it never showed up. An easy drinking brew anyhow.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
falls into the general mediocrity of most henry’s stuff.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Attractive medium gold color and surprisingly strong head for a macro. Aroma neither here nor there, but not objectionable by any means. Flavor is fairly well-balanced between hops and malt and keeps both relatively light. This product doesn’t try to make a loud statement--a smart approach for a mass-marketed offering. Nothing outstanding here, but very drinkable--quite possibly the best of the Henry Weinhard’s line-up.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Worse than the Private Reserve - alot more vegetal and skunky aromas and flavors. The bitter flavors just don’t work in this beer - its not clean crisp bitter tasting, but like I said, skunky bitter.