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RATINGS: 352   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
Bif (2344) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a pale golden color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Aroma is on the mild side with some citrus and just a bit of malt sweetness. Taste follows with a bit of citrus and mild malt sweetness. Very light bitterness and a clean finish. Light body and smooth. Fairly bland. A decent non-offensive lager. Good as a lawnmower or BBQ beer.

2.5
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Tastes like a generic slighly-above-average lager. Easy to drink and even easier to forget.

2.9
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Decent to say the least. A pale yellow color with a white head that had good retention and some lacing. Aroma had some nice toasted malts, a mild cereal note and a touch of corn. Flavor was balanced mostly toasted malts. The corn note did not affect the beer in any way for it was on the mild side. No real hop character but the malts seemed delicate enough to need any. Would make for a nice session beer. Carbonation was on the low side which i found to be a benefit.

2
cubs (10714) - 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.

2.1
Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours a light golden yellow with a grainy corn aroma. Taste is light and refreshing corn taste. Very bubbly on the palate, good for a hot day but no complexity.

2.5
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 16, 2013
No longer made in Oregon. Bottle says Golden CO and Milwaukee WI. They have ended their relationship with Full Sail. I don’t know what the point is in continuing this beer. Maybe they think that there is enough old folks like myself that remember this as their "I am more hip than you are" craft beer in the 1970’s. Now it is just average and superflous. Would rather drink Pabst.

2.5
Slubgob (341) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Light not very interesting lager. Light grainy flavor decent fizz not a lot of hops.finished quickly with cereal. Nothing great, decent summer refresher or all day drinker.

3.1
Tachionc2 (15) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Not bad. Very smooth and an easy drink. Henry’s is lighter of most lagers. You can drink this on any occasion.

2.3
jaymtee (37) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Poured clear light golden into a clean pint glass. Started with a decent 3/4 inch head that quickly dissipated to a thin lacing. Standard fizzy lager with no great flaws. Light mouthfeel. Time to go do some yard work... ;-)

2.6
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
12oz bottle. The pour was a crystal clear sparkling yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that reduced at a steady pace, down to a thin wispy film with fair spotty lacing. The aroma was mild of a light grain malt, light floral hops and a mild cobweb yeast with notes of caramel and an adjunct (corn I believe). The taste was lightly bitter with a very mild caramel sweetness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and a bit grainy with a crisp adjunct presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, with the mild crisp grainy taste fading fast from the taste buds. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a ticklish carbonation. Overall this brew was definitely nothing special and typical of an American Lager, although it was crisp and refreshing and might be good as a lawnmower brew. If you like this type of beer that is... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews


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