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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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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
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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troyvar

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -4.2%

07-18-2012 22:23:35 | More by troyvar
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TheSixthRing

California

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden yellow with a good fingers worth of head, average retention, leaving behind a fine, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Smells of grainy malt and some grassy notes.

Taste - Starts with some grainy, bready malt sweetness, followed by a slight citrus hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Light in body. Carbonation lends to some decent crispness.

Overall - One of the better reasonably priced lagers on the market. Drinks closer to a pale ale than a lager at warmer temps.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 23:56:28 | More by TheSixthRing
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59rockabilly

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

07-03-2012 22:52:41 | More by 59rockabilly
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mtrain237

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-01-2012 06:54:12 | More by mtrain237
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Tiki1336


3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-04-2012 00:30:14 | More by Tiki1336
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

06-03-2012 03:00:48 | More by abcramer
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snocntry

Washington

4/5  rDev +27.8%

05-30-2012 19:08:34 | More by snocntry
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loren01

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear bubbly yellow color, good sized head with nice lace down the glass
S: Smell is floral and grassy.
T: Slight sweet corn/grainy flavor up front followed by herbal bitterness.
M: Light bodied, carbonation seems to be good.
O: This is a pretty decent pale lager. Would be a good session BBQ type beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:19:48 | More by loren01
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RichH55

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-28-2012 23:10:40 | More by RichH55
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

nothing special here. smells like a slightly more malty version of the american adjunct stuff, bittering hops only, and in small doses. flavor is fairly bland as well, some english style malts give it a decent profile, but its rather watered down. it does have a fairly crist finish, which serves it well. lighter medium body, decent carbonation. this is one of those beers that serves the purpose of being a better than mass produced lagers, but not being too offensive to the less adventurous palate. not a beer id suggest to any of my mates, but i might buy a 6er for my molson drinking old man.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 23:06:51 | More by StonedTrippin
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-11-2012 18:05:11 | More by DBosco
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-06-2012 23:11:07 | More by MarkyMOD
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

03-25-2012 08:35:50 | More by GuidedByVoices
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Sailracer


2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-24-2012 12:50:40 | More by Sailracer
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Milt

Oregon

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-23-2012 02:40:24 | More by Milt
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ardy007

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-18-2012 00:15:44 | More by ardy007
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mercatonero

Oregon

3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-28-2012 00:02:51 | More by mercatonero
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motherofalldogs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

02-27-2012 04:02:01 | More by motherofalldogs
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OregonMicrobrew

Oregon

3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-19-2012 20:25:01 | More by OregonMicrobrew
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Hoolihan

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-10-2012 06:35:37 | More by Hoolihan
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MaltsOfGlory

Oregon

2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pretty nice one finger head into my standard pint glass. The head is completely white and is surprisingly a little fluffy and creamy looking. However, I can literally hear the bubbles fizzing away. Head retention is frankly better than I thought it would be, I still have half a finger of head left, better than most adjunct lagers. I know this isn't an adjunct lager, but I've had it before and it might as well be. The lacing looks like it will actually be pretty nice, but we wont know for sure until I get down the glass. The body is pretty damn transparent, but I suppose it's not the clearest beer I've ever seen. Carbonation looks like it's just through the roof. Overall it's actually not a horrible looking beer considering everything, the body is pretty crappy, but what can you expect with a lager. The head is actually nice though, lacing looks like it will be good, and the head is still hanging in there. The smell is just your standard adjunct lager smell, super sweet, pretty sour smelling. Pretty carbonated smelling too. extremely pale malts on the nose. Overall it's just your standard adjunct lager smell, not that great. Not a horrible smell, but nothing more than a miller or coors. Taste is just the same, adjuncts, corn, etc. Very sour, slightly bitter, pretty darn sweet. I mean it has more flavor than a BMC, but it's just the same overall as they are. Just very sweet overall, really it's not that watery, which is good, but it just doesn't have anything else going on other than sweetness and some sourness. Overall better than BMC, but just barely. The mouthfeel is actually pretty good for an adjunct lager. Somewhat dry on the mouth. Also, it's not nearly as carbonated as I thought it would be, the carbonation is more medium than high. The body is obviously super thin, but for sure not the thinnest lager I have ever felt. Not a bad mouthfeel at all. The drinkability is obviously super high, it's extremely light, and it's not ever 4% ABV. Overall I wish there was more to say about this beer, but there really isn't. It's not a terrible beer, but it's not much more than a BMC. It has more flavor than your standard lager, but it's not necessarily a better flavor. Overall not terrible, but not something I really want to have again.

As I drank more and more of this beer, it did get quite a bit smoother, further backing up that 3.5 rating for the mouthfeel. It went down really well. The taste got a little nicer too, just a nice easy beer, no real problems with the flavor. With that being said, I don't really think I'm going to change my grade.

The appearance turned out to be actually pretty darn good. The lacing was really outstanding for a lager. For the first half of the glass the lacing was literally just one big lace, no wholes or anything on the lacing. As I got down to the second half the lacing started to break up a little bit, but it was still thicker than your average lacing, and it followed me all the way down the glass to boot! Really...the body wasn't very good, but it was a lager after all. The lacing and head were so great that I think I'm going to have to give it a 4 for appearance, even if that is too generous.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 05:57:45 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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mike727

Iowa

4/5  rDev +27.8%

02-03-2012 02:41:35 | More by mike727
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edwardkersh

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-30-2012 07:21:18 | More by edwardkersh
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12packpoet

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-29-2012 00:35:26 | More by 12packpoet
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TrojanWheels

California

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-19-2012 18:08:43 | More by TrojanWheels
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.