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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2012
I enjoyed this beer. It doesnt whack you over the head, its just a good enjoyable session beer. Ever since I stopped rating beers for the most part, I can just sit back and enjoy something thats not 12% ABV and was aged in a barrel inside a cave for twenty years. This is a perfectly fine brew, even if it was made by a giant conglomerate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5774) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (1248) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Brew No67 bottle poured a clear orange hue w/ small mostly diminishing white head. Moderate aroma of straw and lightly roasted cereal. Taste is similar to the nose, fairly straightforward lager. Initial light sweet flavor w/ a light bitter finish. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, slightly creamy texture.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours golden amber with large tan head on tap. Aroma of grains and malt. Not much flavor going on but smooth taste. Good beer but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14486) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5796) - 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 (5641) - 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 (3942) - 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 (2216) - 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. Its aight.

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