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A light-bodied, aromatic, Irish-style specialty ale. Double-hopped with PAcific Northwest Cascade hops for the flavor and smoothness of a traditional ale without bitterness of heaviness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2002
not a whole lot here. Very bland, thin, watery. Nothing, I really enjoyed, or plan on buying again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
not really too good, its cheap but i’ll spend more for Sierra Nevada anyday

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2002
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2002
falls into the general mediocrity of most henry’s stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2002
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2002
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.

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