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Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

Henry Weinhard's Private ReserveHenry Weinhard's Private Reserve

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BA SCORE
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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.53%


Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: North American Select Pale Malt
Hops: Pacific Northwest Cascade Hops
Calories/12 oz: 150
Carbohydrates (g): 13.0
% Alcohol by Vol: 4.80
Bitterness Units: 15.0

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002)
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Reviews by BDIMike:
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden lager color. There is almost no carbonation and no head is created. Very flat looking.
Smell is very nice for an American pale. A strong wheat and biscuit base has a nice West coast hop tinge to it.
Taste is nice. A very nice balance between the biscuit wheat tastes and the hoppiness.
Mouthfeel feels flat as well. A little bit of thickness, but no carbonation and a very flat feel.
A nice balanced beer. A good drinkable American pale, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:36:20 | More by BDIMike
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-12-2014 16:48:36 | More by netshark
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks ok, drinks like a bland smash without enough cascade to give it some oomph. Feel wasn't too bad, pretty drinkable, but overall not something I was overly impressed with. I recall this beer being much better than this, so I don't know if that's from memory too long gone or that it's changed for the worst since days gone by.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 23:19:31 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Oregon

3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz : pint glass

Clear golden, with a fizzy, short lived white head.

Sweet, grainy malts. Light grassy, bitter hop finish. Nothing exciting, but I can't what it is, as it matches the style.

Medium body, fizzy carbonation.

A decent beer, nothing to write home about, but pleasant enough to drink without putting much thought into the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 08:35:20 | More by vkv822
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Wyoming

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Virginia

3.14/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a straw color with a one finger fizzy white head. The head fades very rapidly, leaving only a thin level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a bit of foam on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy nature mixed with some smells of a caramel and corn sweetness. Along with these smalls are some lighter notes of a grassy and herbal nature as well as just a hint of a lemon citrus smell.

Taste –The taste begins with a rather bready flavor mixed with some lighter caramel and corn tastes. The taste upfront is rather smooth and refreshing remaining that way much throughout the taste. A bit of a grainy and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle to the end of the taste, but yet still melds well with the other flavors, maintaining a rather smooth taste. In the end, a light level of an earthy and herbal flavor come to the tongue, along with a slight increase in the sweet flavors of corn and caramel, to leave a somewhat sweeter, but rather pleasant and still crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for the lighter tastes and somewhat sweeter flavors of the brew making this a rather easy drinking beer.

Overall – A decent brew at a reasonable price. Quite easy drinking and flavorful in the sweeter department with a rather easy drinking taste making for a decent session/ social drinking brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:13:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a clear light golden amber with a thin white head with decent retention and light lacing. Light aroma of sweet malt and light hops, whiff of soap. Taste is mild sweet malt, grainy with light, friendly hops in the finish. Light bodied. A light, sweet lager, with a hint more malt and hop presence than a standard adjunct lager. Safe and boring with no off-notes.

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Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.