SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hmmm, it seems to me like the Henry's Private Reserve used to have more character in the days before the Miller take over... Very unremarkable AS lager. Workable for washing down barbeque ribs, corn and beans, or other backyard fare. Light, fizzy and average tasting - not much else to say.
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Highly carbonated golden beer with a lemonade head. Very little character beyond the fizz, no silky malt or hop characterisics. Absolutely awful.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
clear gold, fluffy white head. faint aroma of grassy malt with some sweetness. an average laget with perhaps a bit more of a hoppy bite than your average AS.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I find the enjoyment of this beer depends greatly on what preceded it. If this is the first of the day it comes off better. After anything malty or hoppy this drops significantly. Dark straw colour. ALmost no head. Minimal aroma. Very light flavour. Decent and drinkable for the style.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light corn aroma. Pours very light yellow, head quickly disappears, carbonation low. Corn flavours are the dominant taste. Malts are low. A bit of fruitiness at the end; low hops. If this is the private reserve I'd hate to experience the average.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
no aroma, dark golden color, smmoth malt bckground without much flavor, leaves a heaviness in mouth, finnishes plain, over all beer is flavorless and filling
wyanetwhip (17) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a very nice taste, fuller than most mass produced with a hint of hoppiness. Nice looking in the glass, slightly more amber to it than other american standards. Still, it's different than when produced in Portland years ago. It had even more taste then and was the BEST! Now made by Miller, tastes above average but not as intense as before. My beer of choice when the price is right.
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal), with a strong note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Anyone who doesn't know what DMS smells like needs to try this beer...that's about the only thing in the nose...it's positively stomach-turning. The name "private reserve" obviously means it's not fit for public consumption.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Light, floral lager. Nothing to offend or impress, just a simple, clean, dry, refreshing beer.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear-golden with a thin line of head. Weak nose/aroma. Painfully (really) watery palate. Light malts and mouthfeel, unbalanced by an unproportional bitterness. Chalky finish. Unappetising aftertaste. Boring.