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An American Pale Lager, Henry Weinhardís Private Reserve blends Henryís German heritage with the natural ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. If you want to impress your friends, you can say itís brewed with 100% Cascade hops specially grown in Oregon. But all you really need to know is that itís crisp, clean and one helluva beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeJslc (741) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (675) - 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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (4813) - 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 isnít terrible, and fits the sharp/aggro medium body reasonably well. Itís not dirty, but the brewing flaws are evident and the candyish/kiddie-ish character that dominates is not desirable.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Northwest style lager it says, does that mean lager loaded with Cascade hops? Maybe but I wouldnít 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Grainy, straw, earthy aromas. Straw, honey, hay flavors. One of the better pale lagers Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beernovice39 (3119) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle pours a typical pale lager, golden/white etc. Grainy musty scent. Sweet malts with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
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. Thereís a sweet grain/corn flavor that goes through to a light aftertaste, leaving an unpleasant taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is an overly sweet malt without much character. Overall a little on the weak side.

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