geologyguy (556) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
for a "private reserve" it sure is below average by any standard...nothing special of note....low taste, smell etc....watery
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
EithCubes (4579) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
All standard attributes: color and head. More substance than macros but nothing to separate from the crowd. Overall Decent, Easy to drink.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Grainy, straw, earthy aromas. Straw, honey, hay flavors. One of the better pale lagers I’ve had.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a typical pale lager, golden/white etc. Grainy musty scent. Sweet malts with a light bitter finish.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a light frothy head. Aromas of big grain which are slightly sweet, light hay, and light hints of toffee. Flavors of grain, corn, and sour hay. The nose is more appealing than the flavors. There’s a sweet grain/corn flavor that goes through to a light aftertaste, leaving an unpleasant taste.
LetsGoState (561) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is an overly sweet malt without much character. Overall a little on the weak side.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Food N Fermentation. I think this is the correct beer. It is labeled as Private Reserve Northwest Style Lager. Clear light golden with a white layer and active carbonation. I smell mostly grain and malts with a hint of hops. After a few sips I am finding it difficult to think this a very big step up from macros. A bit of hops are noted but just a bit. Light malts and lighter grains.