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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.


2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rg1122 (15) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Meh.... points for longevity..... not for good beer...........

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tachionc2 (14) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Not bad. Very smooth and an easy drink. Henry’s is lighter of most lagers. You can drink this on any occasion.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaymtee (29) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Poured clear light golden into a clean pint glass. Started with a decent 3/4 inch head that quickly dissipated to a thin lacing. Standard fizzy lager with no great flaws. Light mouthfeel. Time to go do some yard work... ;-)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz bottle. The pour was a crystal clear sparkling yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that reduced at a steady pace, down to a thin wispy film with fair spotty lacing. The aroma was mild of a light grain malt, light floral hops and a mild cobweb yeast with notes of caramel and an adjunct (corn I believe). The taste was lightly bitter with a very mild caramel sweetness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and a bit grainy with a crisp adjunct presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, with the mild crisp grainy taste fading fast from the taste buds. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a ticklish carbonation. Overall this brew was definitely nothing special and typical of an American Lager, although it was crisp and refreshing and might be good as a lawnmower brew. If you like this type of beer that is... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - APR 20, 2013
Gold, clear, white head. Aroma: grainy, corn-like, mild spicy hop aroma. Flavor: light honey sweetness, a touch of caramel, grainy-sweet finish with moderate hop flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (705) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2013
for a "private reserve" it sure is below average by any standard...nothing special of note....low taste, smell etc....watery

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours yellow fizzy into the glass, with no retentive head and sparse fizz lacing. The nose is somewhat plastic-like and grainy. Corn and sweet malt flavors, with a carbonation finish, thin body and over-zesty mouthfeel. Thin, seltzery macro boring lager. Nothing of substance here.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5003) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Nose has greenish hops, mild, with grainy overtones and a touch of butter, yay!. Clear, dull golden with a short off-white head. Taste is sweet with lots of grain and corn, light butter and faint hops but no bitterness. Malt profile here isn’t terrible, and fits the sharp/aggro medium body reasonably well. It’s not dirty, but the brewing flaws are evident and the candyish/kiddie-ish character that dominates is not desirable.

1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Northwest style lager it says, does that mean lager loaded with Cascade hops? Maybe but I wouldn’t say loaded. It has a definitely Cascade citrus nose, but also cat urine and a load of buttery malts, and a cooked vegetal DMS component. Maybe more hops could have masked the flaws in their lagering, with more buttered malts in the flavored, couple with an almost bubble-gum type ester plus DMS. Thats not to say these flaws are over-powering because the beer as a whole is fairly light and bland, a fizzy lager. Not much hops come through in the finish at all, just a touch for balance at most. Halfway through the glass the nose is a real turnoff. I found that holding my nose while drinking it brought our more of the cascade flavors and even a little resin on the finish. Golden color, fizzy but small short lasting white head.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
All standard attributes: color and head. More substance than macros but nothing to separate from the crowd. Overall Decent, Easy to drink.


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