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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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394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 394 | Reviews: 167 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My rating may seem a bit over-the-top, but I've decided that, in comparison with most of the commercially produced American pilsner beers, this one is quite attractive. Head and shoulders better than a typical Pudsqueezer, Millers, etc. My taste for American pilsners has been somewhat warped by the Czech, Pislner Urquel which is a magnificent example of what a commercial pilsner can be. Still, this beer is completely pleasant, easily drinkable (even for a novice) fishin' beer. AND in Utah at the liquor store it is less expensive than average (almost a buck a bottle cheaper than Pilsner Urquel).

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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2/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a 2+" sudsy white head that recedes quickly with mild lacing. Color is a clear straw with moderate carbonation present.
Aroma: mild aroma of lightly toasted grain and clean water
Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a mostly dry finish
Flavor: sweet barley malts (white bread) combined with a healthy hop bitterness in the middle and finish.
Overall: This is a nicely balanced and decent lager. It is more akin to Euro-style lagers than American macros in flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of vkv822
3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.