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

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Henry Weinhard's Private ReserveHenry Weinhard's Private Reserve

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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

gtermi, Feb 01, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

Vylo, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Frankensteineken
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Frankensteineken, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Clear, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin trails of lace.

S - Mostly caramel, grains and floral notes.

T - Slightly spicy with a good caramel and grain flavor. Some bread crust.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is a nice lager, but it really didn't wow me.

zeff80, Jan 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

jkermitj, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of DirtyKurt
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

DirtyKurt, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

dertyd, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Chinaskifan1, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of SerialHiker
1.9/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Pours a transparent yellow to golden color…white head, about a finger thick, is firm and somewhat lasting…minimal bubble action…thin and watery…(2.5/5)

Smell: Bitter, not hoppy bitter, skunky bitter…very light wheat, kinda corny…super basic…(1.5/5)

Taste: A light wheat and malt taste…very watery…(2/5)

Mouthfeel: Very light and pretty crisp, but there is a surprising amount of carbonation…nothing that lasts or forms cotton candy, but it does exist and that’s saying something (for this beer)…some malty, bitter after taste, but this beer pretty much comes and goes…(2.25/5)

Overall: Watery…I guess this is a lager, as I don’t often dabble too much into this category…it’s very watery and real basic…no flavor beyond the light wheat and corn and it doesn’t leave much of an impression on the palette…very little experimentation here, it’s just “beer”…i would suspect that most home brewers can make a similar tasting ale…if you like lagers, this one is crisp and clean and drinkable, but if you are wanting for flavor, don’t look here…(1.75/5)

SerialHiker, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Sbragg85, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

freewill35, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

gregu2, Jan 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

mikehillman, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

laria007, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of corn and grainy malts in the nose. The corn subsides a little as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the corn isn't as prominent and there are also notes of pale malts and a slight amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Nothing really stands out about the smell or taste of this beer but it is rather easy to drink.

metter98, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of tone77
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown1 2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is light, mild, some malts and grains, refreshing but a bit on the weak side. Feels light in the mouth and overall, while not terrible, is just meh.

tone77, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

nick1427d, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve

LOOK: Pale golden color with a fine clarity. Head dies down to a ring.

SMELL: Lager yeast and sweet pale malts.

TASTE: Mildly bitter piney hop and lagery yeast strain. A one-two punch of bread and bitterness.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, Ok carbonation.

OVERALL: About average lager. Nothing special but decent.

Stinkypuss, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

harpus, Jan 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

tgraven, Jan 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Tracker83, Dec 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

TonyTalon, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up in a pick your own six. Yellow in color and with a light and quick moving head.
Odor is a little light. Smells kind of bland and grain like.
Taste is light as well. Not as bland as the odor though. Some hops but not really enough for them to stand out. Relatively balanced throughout, but does not stand out. Has a pretty good finish however. Mouth feel is a little dull and thin.
Overall, not a bad beer. However it does leave you wanting a little overall. Just about average. More like a light beer.

dexterk1, Dec 29, 2012
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.