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Henry Weinhard's Blonde - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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Henry Weinhard's BlondeHenry Weinhard's Blonde

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.12% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: North American Select Pale and Caramel Malts
Hops: Pacific Northwest Cascade Hops
Calories/12 oz: 161
Carbohydrates (g): 14.1
% Alcohol by Vol: 5.12
Bitterness Units: 17.7

(Beer added by: RJLarse on 02-11-2007)
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2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Bright, clear gold color. Poured a 1 finger creamy white head with fair retention. Decanted continually. Minimal lacing.

S: Slightly sweet roasted malt and corn. Light citrus zest. Hints of yeasty esters. Very muted floral hops.

T: Slightly sweet caramel malt. Citrus and esters in the middle. A reasted corn flavor and sweet honey linger through a slightly bitter finish.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Tastes linger on the tongue; not very clean.

D: Very easy to drink, just not very interesting to drink. The beer doesn't seem very balanced as flavors linger far too long.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2009 14:25:48 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of teejay76


2.73/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Almost transparent gold pour with lackluster head.

Smell - Weak herbal hops aroma.

Taste - Faint hops. A little citrus?

Mouthfeel - It was light and smooth. Fairly well balanced hops to carbonation ratio.

Drinkability - Not impressed. This will not meant it into the regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 03:23:03 | More by teejay76
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2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A golden amber color that had a bubbly and foamy one finger head. There is a lot of carbonation coming from the bottom. There is a very clear clarity in the beer.

Nose: Toasted malt, cooked corn, citrus, yeast. There are hints of esters and honey.

Taste: Light toasted malt with a cooked corn following. There are notes of citrus, yeast, and ester.

Overall. Not a very good beer. I have tasted better beer from Weinhard's brewery. There was a lot of carbonation on the tongue, and a plain finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 07:09:04 | More by colts9016
Photo of Bookseeb


3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light golden orange with minimal head with no lacing. Smell is light with malt/adjuncts and hops. Taste has more personality than most macro lagers thats crisp, but with a slight salinity bitter aftertaste to it. Mouthfeel seems light with some body. Overall not a bad drinker for a less expensive summer beer to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 02:22:46 | More by Bookseeb
Photo of Wasatch


2.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, very minimal sticky lacing. The nose is corn, rice, maybe some barley. The taste is slightly sweet, corn, rice, maybe some barley. Light body. This brew is barely drinkable, no malts to speak of. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 01:30:43 | More by Wasatch
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4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep yellow, almost amber in the glass. A vigorous pour produces a rocky head that fades to a film that leaves a bit of lace.

Faint smell of malt and some hop aromas. Not very strong.

Lots of flavor for an American Macro Lager, though. Well balanced malt and hop taste.

Good mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, I like this beer a lot. It's either a very good Macro, or a very cheap micro.

Honestly, this is pretty indistinguishable from the NW Trail Blond Lager, and I think it's actually the same with a new label.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 05:45:48 | More by cjhofelt
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2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought a 12-pack of Henry's Blonde at a grocery store on a road trip. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a blonde/gold color and is clear. Thin bubbly head disappears rather quickly. No lacing.

Smell is faint and lager like. Perfume and floral aromas.

Taste is a bit grainy, cereal, with a mild bitter, one-dimensional hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light and clean.

This is a drinkable beer, but not a remarkable one. It's a real average lager. Better than most macros, but far from great. A nice average brew from the folks at Blitz-Weinhard, but not one of the best in their line

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2007 01:54:11 | More by RJLarse
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Henry Weinhard's Blonde from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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