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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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Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

abeeronthebeach, May 09, 2014
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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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Sebas, Apr 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

fisherbray, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

rorjets, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Dovers, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Dover, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

DaveMiller, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Drknight, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

cdragos, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

BYOFB, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

SuperMario, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Scottqc15, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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DOCRW, Jan 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

ddanforth12, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

netshark, Jan 12, 2014
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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.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 27, 2013
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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

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.

vkv822, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

cbcrunch, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

RHVC59, Dec 07, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev +1%
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.

Darkmagus82, Nov 12, 2013
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.