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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle in NYC. Pours clear, bright gold with a weak, white foam head. Lightly toasted pale malts in the nose, some faint straw and cereal. Light sweet flavor, all pale malts, biscuits, cereal, light citrus notes, light bitter straw. Light bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Crisp and clean on the finish, some cereal, subtle grass and citrus, more biscuits and hay. Quite an outstanding pale lager. Very drinkable, nicely balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
For a mainstream lager it’s not that bad, really. In fact, the general (former) quality of this beer I think laid the groundwork for the palates of Portland to embrace quality beer in the way that they do.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle at Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Clear golden - white head. White bread, hay, grainy, straw, toasted, freshness, light hoppy, clean and high drinkability. OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Aroma of very light malt. No noticeable hop. Brassy gold color with a frothy white head. Thinnish body. Starts with light sweet malt, moderate carbonation, and some hint of pilsener type hop in the finish. It actually has a little bitterness that stays. Not outstanding, but better than the mass produced swill. Much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, light straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and hints of citrus and spice with a crisp malty finish.
Used to be my favorite beer in the 80’s but does’nt have as much flavor as I remember.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Highly carbonated golden beer with a lemonade head. Very little character beyond the fizz, no silky malt or hop characterisics. Absolutely awful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with an average-sized creamy white head. Light malty aroma. Flavors of malts and some hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12oz bottle @GABF-pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is corn/grain. Taste is corn/grain, 2nd herbal/spice hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large fizzy white head. Average head retention. Skunky aroma despite the brown bottle, along with notes of faint malts. The taste is pale malts, corn, tinny hops. Medium bodied. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle @ home via jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a clear golden appearance with an off white head. Fairly sweet, grainy, lightly toasted malty aroma with light floral and herbal notes. A bit lemony, fairly sweet, not overly fresh hoppy - more earthly/herbal - flavor with a bit of cracker mixed in. Ok.

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