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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14177) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ratman197 (13432) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Brew number 38. Slightly burnt, clear orange appearance with an off white head that doesnít amount to much. Golden, straw pale malty lager nose. Larger body than most macrobrew lager. A touch of a burnt taste to the golden lager flavor. Crisp, easy drinking pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (9235) - 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. Itís lucky that this is sold only in Colorado.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of metal and soap. Flavor is moderately sweet. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation. The aroma isnít too bad for the style, only a few off notes...the hops are fairly bright. Alas, in the mouth itís just sugar water...thereís virtually no bitterness whatsoever for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5732) - 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 (5553) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (5226) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from Conifer Village Liquor. Golden amber appearance with a lingering white head and minimal lacing. Mild aroma, bread, sweet malts, light bitter hops and toast. Similar flavor, crisp, clean and smooth over an average body. Overall, a pretty solid premium lager, nice malt flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a medium golden with a decent white head. Aroma of grains and malt. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew when I had was a premium brew to compete against Michelob and was not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2195) - 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. Itís aight.

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