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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.96%
Herman Joseph’s Private Reserve is a German-style lager brewed by AC Golden Brewing Company and sold only in Colorado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle label says "brew number 038," whatever that means - Clear medium-copper pour - minimal head that dissipates quickly - slightly grassy noble hops in the nose, but the aroma is mostly moderate caramel sweetness - seems like some subtle vienna and/or munich malt character - medium bodied for such a light beer - the flavor is a fairly nice balance of crisp noble hops and sweet, toasty malts - the finish is mostly lingering toasted grains and moderate sweetness - more like a vienna than a "premium lager" - much better than I expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
12 oz. bottle from friend in Colorado. Pours decent gold with nice white head. Aroma of malt. Tastes a touch sweet with just a bit of hops. Think this version not as good as the previous one. Decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
From bottle at Davis Beerfest 2010. Pours clear yellow with a thin off-white head and a faint malt aroma. There is a watery caramel malt flavor with some decent hop bitterness. It’s lucky that this is sold only in Colorado.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle at the Sudwerks beerfest. Pours gold with a lot of white head. Bready aroma. Bready flavor. Mildly bitter. Actually ok compared to most macro lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2009
GABF. The beer has a dark golden body with a fizzy head. The smell is all corn an malt. Taste is of a mild malt with just enuf hopps to blance it out. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Sampled at the Denver Brew Fest. Better than the average lager. Some body with a very malty flavor with a hint of hops at the end. It’s aight.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle from Falling Rock poured a clear amber with a small disapating off white head. Aromas of bread and graininess. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, bread and graininess with a smooth lightly bitter malty finish.

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