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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerme31 (501) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden, medium-thin white head. Aroma of sweet bread, grass, pine. Medium sweet taste, a little more flavor than an average pale lager. Thin body, carbonation on the high side, texture slightly sticky, quick finish. Solid pale lager.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this is a miller product. that explains a lot, being that it’s usually found in the micro section. better than all of the products with miller on the label, but not all that good."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 2, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-12-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a straw color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head fades very rapidly, leaving only a thin level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a bit of foam on the surface of the brew. Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy nature mixed with some smells of a caramel and corn sweetness. Along with these smalls are some lighter notes of a grassy and herbal nature as well as just a hint of a lemon citrus smell. Taste –The taste begins with a rather bready flavor mixed with some lighter caramel and corn tastes. The taste upfront is rather smooth and refreshing remaining that way much throughout the taste. A bit of a grainy and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle to the end of the taste, but yet still melds well with the other flavors, maintaining a rather smooth taste. In the end, a light level of an earthy and herbal flavor come to the tongue, along with a slight increase in the sweet flavors of corn and caramel, to leave a somewhat sweeter, but rather pleasant and still crisp flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for the lighter tastes and somewhat sweeter flavors of the brew making this a rather easy drinking beer. Overall – A decent brew at a reasonable price. Quite easy drinking and flavorful in the sweeter department with a rather easy drinking taste making for a decent session/ social drinking brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Sweet, lightly toasty malt aroma. A hint of citrus, and a little dusty. Light caramel/sweet malt aroma, with bread crust/biscuit. Citrus, subtle sulfur/vegetable lager yeast. Sweeter in the finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a yellow color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about twenty seconds. There was barely any lacing and what there was of it just slid right on into the beer. The smell had a weird burnt bready / burnt caramel notes to it. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with not much sessionability about it as I’m getting a weird cardboard - ness rolling over my tongue. Overall, I can’t say I’d try this again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1109) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Clear yellow pour with white head. Aroma is grainy. Taste follows nose. Good mowing the lawn beet. Not good for much else.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Bottle. A- Cereal, citrus, wheat. A- Golden color, clear liquid, minimal head. T- Cereal, watery, malty, citrus, wheat, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- Just like a glorified Bud Light. A decent beer with a little bit of flavor but still lacking a lot of qualities. Drinkable nonetheless.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On the deck in Kaneohe Oahu. Thanks to the last guest for leaving us leftover brews. What a view but not much of a beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear light orange pour with a quickly dissipating head. Mostly a thinner palate, somewhat bland lager, but it has a little character that sets it above BMC. Not bad for what it is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbuskirk (453) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
For the style, this isn’t half bad. Basically, this ends up being a more expensive version of the brand name lagers you see everywhere. It does this while pretending to be a craft beer. I get that. The Cascade hops give this beer a spicy, fresh bite, though. So yes, it’s a lot like all the other draft lagers. This one just has a bit more going for it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
For a mass-produced pale lager this is not that bad. If you want something easy to drink on a summer day, this would fit the bill. It’s not offensive in any way and has a refreshing taste to it. However, I tried the Weinhards IPA first, which I thought was pretty good, and I was expecting the same quality. I was somewhat dissapointed.


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