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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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376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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

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

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-26-2014 05:43:37 | More by DOCRW
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SoCaliC8

California

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-18-2014 20:39:40 | More by SoCaliC8
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ddanforth12

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

01-14-2014 03:51:58 | More by ddanforth12
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netshark

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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vkv822

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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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-14-2013 20:25:54 | More by cbcrunch
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-07-2013 06:58:15 | More by trytoketchup
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RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-07-2013 03:28:35 | More by RHVC59
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Darkmagus82

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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blbarnett3

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

10-14-2013 22:35:19 | More by blbarnett3
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

10-10-2013 23:25:19 | More by LXIXME
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 20:50:29 | More by LiquidAmber
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Zach122

Washington

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

10-05-2013 04:17:47 | More by Zach122
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

09-30-2013 23:42:17 | More by EigenBeer
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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

09-18-2013 19:22:19 | More by mwar
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

09-13-2013 01:15:31 | More by Roguer
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -4.2%

09-07-2013 23:51:50 | More by Burkbom23
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Pegasus

Texas

3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear medium-golden body with a modest white head, which soon fades to a mere thin scattering of foam. Clouds of small carbonation rise swiftly to the surface. The lacing is thin and scattered.

Aroma: Modest hop aroma, likely Cascade, lends a little interest to an otherwise bland aroma of pale malt.

Taste: Opens with lightly toasted malts, soon followed by a modest flourish of Cascade hops. As the taste progresses, the hops are dominant against the backbone of pale malts, but in all, its a titanic struggle of two weaklings. The taste draws to a close with a slight, lingering hop presence.

Mouth feel: A bit thin, with somewhat spritzy carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve is a macro lager in craft beer packaging. Although this is not a terrible American Pale Lager, one can do better for the price paid.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Sourcing: Purchased at CEFCO in Texas in August of 2013 for $8.99/ build-your-own six-pack plus tax.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 15:30:15 | More by Pegasus
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jaydoc

Kansas

2/5  rDev -36.1%

08-31-2013 04:24:16 | More by jaydoc
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.09/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 8/5/13.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable for what it is but there is nothing too exciting going on here.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 04:19:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rayj212

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-30-2013 01:25:40 | More by rayj212
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-28-2013 22:41:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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John_Squires

New York

1/5  rDev -68.1%

08-27-2013 01:39:46 | More by John_Squires
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jkn09

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

08-17-2013 05:13:26 | More by jkn09
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.