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.

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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 doesn’t whack you over the head, it’s just a good enjoyable session beer. Ever since I stopped rating beers for the most part, I can just sit back and enjoy something that’s 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.

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

Headbanger (4022) - 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.

ajnepple (7362) - Lakewood, 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.

Ernest (7890) - 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 isn’t too bad for the style, only a few off notes...the hops are fairly bright. Alas, in the mouth it’s just sugar water...there’s virtually no bitterness whatsoever for balance.

UncleKorm (1337) - 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.

makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle 019 baby! I would feel cool about that if I thought anything of this beer. The flavor is fine, maybe a little too sweet to really enjoy. Too carbonated for my taste. Really does taste like a fancy Coors Original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gururyan (730) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Bottle number 048, brought back from Coors VIP tour as gift from my buddy. Bottle is cool, contents not so much. Just lame, bitter, stale lager.

cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Brew number 38. Slightly burnt, clear orange appearance with an off white head that doesn’t 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.

Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle number 039. Pours a light gold. Smells vaguely hoppy, but mostly just crisp. Feels very bubbly. Tastes hoppy for a lager, but has overwhelming metallic flavors and the barley tastes kind of old.

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