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RATINGS: 360   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.


3.6
   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.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ernest (6264) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Light, floral lager. Nothing to offend or impress, just a simple, clean, dry, refreshing beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Yellow fizzy beer w/ medium head. Crystal clear. Very faint aroma of malt and hops. Clean flavor of malt and ever-so-slight hops. A little bland. Typical American macro-lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
This is the kind of thing you keep in the guest refigerator or the kind of thing that people leave in yours. Nothing special to speak of here, just more of the same in your american variety.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
For being an American Standard it is better than most, but still too carbonated and light for my tastes. Another one to serve to guests.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 This may be the best beer of its type. Now that would be my lest favorite type but if this beer were made in one of the Eastern States it would be famous

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3359) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Diablokev (152) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Aroma is lite and sweet, the appearance is agolden yellow with a frothy head. The flovor is nothing special with a small bitter bite to it. The beer goes down smooth with maybe a bit of a hoppy aftretaste. Overall a nice beer.


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