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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
An American Pale Lager, Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve blends Henry’s German heritage with the natural ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. If you want to impress your friends, you can say it’s brewed with 100% Cascade hops specially grown in Oregon. But all you really need to know is that it’s crisp, clean and one helluva beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
airrick2003 (729) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Appearance: very clear light gold color, pours with a small head that quickly fades to nothing Aroma: wheat, grain, light malt, Taste: light malt, has some grain to it, corn, hint of hops on the finish, Palate: average c02, slight hop and industrial aftertaste Overall: this has something that reminds me of industrial lager, although it is better than that it's still not good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SODAK14 (310) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 11, 2013
A little grain or hops initial tasting...not real pleasant but not bad either. Just your generic beer but something my dad or his friends from the 60’s would be satified with (think Falls City).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
foyle (334) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: pours a 2+" sudsy white head that recedes quickly with mild lacing. Color is a clear straw with moderate carbonation present. Aroma: mild aroma of lightly toasted grain and clean water Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a mostly dry finish Flavor: sweet barley malts (white bread) combined with a healthy hop bitterness in the middle and finish. Overall: This is a nicely balanced and decent lager. It is more akin to Euro-style lagers than American macros in flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stevesie (336) - - JUL 20, 2013
From bottle. So this is what Henry keeps for himself when he wants to kick back with a good beer and watch an evening of LMN? Given HW’s other offerings, I was prepared to trash this one. Pours a light gold like an extra fizzy urine sample in a pint glass. Nose is corn and running socks with some faint wet dog. No hops to speak of. Given this, the taste is pleasantly surprising. Decent bitterness, some actual flavor and a peculiar finish reminiscent of a McDonald’s hamburger. Not real good, but okay for a pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Aroma is on the mild side with some citrus and just a bit of malt sweetness. Taste follows with a bit of citrus and mild malt sweetness. Very light bitterness and a clean finish. Light body and smooth. Fairly bland. A decent non-offensive lager. Good as a lawnmower or BBQ beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Tastes like a generic slighly-above-average lager. Easy to drink and even easier to forget.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Decent to say the least. A pale yellow color with a white head that had good retention and some lacing. Aroma had some nice toasted malts, a mild cereal note and a touch of corn. Flavor was balanced mostly toasted malts. The corn note did not affect the beer in any way for it was on the mild side. No real hop character but the malts seemed delicate enough to need any. Would make for a nice session beer. Carbonation was on the low side which i found to be a benefit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle @ home via jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a clear golden appearance with an off white head. Fairly sweet, grainy, lightly toasted malty aroma with light floral and herbal notes. A bit lemony, fairly sweet, not overly fresh hoppy - more earthly/herbal - flavor with a bit of cracker mixed in. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (1319) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours a light golden yellow with a grainy corn aroma. Taste is light and refreshing corn taste. Very bubbly on the palate, good for a hot day but no complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 16, 2013
No longer made in Oregon. Bottle says Golden CO and Milwaukee WI. They have ended their relationship with Full Sail. I don’t know what the point is in continuing this beer. Maybe they think that there is enough old folks like myself that remember this as their "I am more hip than you are" craft beer in the 1970’s. Now it is just average and superflous. Would rather drink Pabst.

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