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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Watered down slightly-better than typical American standard. Kicks the crap out of Budweiser, but not any good compared to anything decent. I prefer to have more beer with my fizz.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
I thought this beer used to be good. Pours little to no head. Very light in color. Bubbles are non-existent. If you happen to do get a head out of this beer, it is gone in seconds. Very bland in taste. Definetly a good beer with a BBQ. I would definetly reccommend this as a poseur brew for those that want to look like they are drinking good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (10291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Highly carbonated golden beer with a lemonade head. Very little character beyond the fizz, no silky malt or hop characterisics. Absolutely awful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4630) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2003
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyanetwhip (17) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
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.

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