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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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BA SCORE
72
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399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002

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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Ratings: 399 | Reviews: 167
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle DEC1012-B012011. sampled on February 8, 2013.

The pour was golden yellow with a high carbonation leading up to a lingering white fizzy head. That's the way I like pale lagers to look.

The aroma is rather flat with some corn, grains, vague sweetness, and a whiff of clean hops.

The body is light.

The taste draws out some grains and pale malts with a good, clean and off-dry finish. I mean it really fits the pale lager style but there is nothing extraordinary about it. It's just what should be expected and little more. Drinkable enough.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a yellow, sunny color. Bright white head. Bubbly and crisp looking. The aroma is somewhat nutty,biscuity and corny. Grainy, little to no hops. Somewhat of a toasted grain taste, light sweetness and caramel with a nutty note. Where are those cascade hops? It's light, somewhat oily and crisp. Has a refreshing quality.

Too grainy, and no real complexity. Dime a dozen type of beer.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.