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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 This may be the best beer of its type. Now that would be my lest favorite type but if this beer were made in one of the Eastern States it would be famous

2.5
Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Aroma is lite and sweet, the appearance is agolden yellow with a frothy head. The flovor is nothing special with a small bitter bite to it. The beer goes down smooth with maybe a bit of a hoppy aftretaste. Overall a nice beer.

2.4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
One of the better of this style. Slightly opaque with strong hops, but still has that american standard persona when is goes a couple degrees above freezing.

2.4
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
used to live in portland and loved weinhards..it was like a micro brew but cheaper. then had it again after a few years. well it’s better than miller and bud..and that can be a good thing..

3.6
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
Am very biased towards this one. Was my favorite beer before I turned 21 and started drinking good beer. Quality really went down when miller bought company.

1.7
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Some funky flavors. But OK if you have to drink it. Not much different from the other "premium" lagers (macroswill).

2.8
HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Tried this the other day. Beter than most others of this style. One can actually detect some hops.

1.1
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2002
i started out thinking "ok, it’s a light lager, but i can smell it, so it’s not going to be too boring." I was wrong. bit of a nose, that promises more than taste delivers. absolutely no aftertaste, or body. hint of carbonation, no head. I had to spill the last 1/3 of the glass.

2.1
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 20, 2002
slight toast nose, piss color, clean, you get a sense of some of the hops, not a good beer by anystance.

3
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
I am going to be a little biased in my rating of this beer, as it was my first non-macro beer. Its not great, but it is a beer my Bud loving fishing buddy will drink, so I don’t have to drink Bud. Light gold color, medium head. A light bodied lager style beer. Malts are slightly sweet and there is some hop bite. Nice smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.


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