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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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392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Darkmagus82
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
Photo of blbarnett3
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

blbarnett3, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

LXIXME, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.28/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

LiquidAmber, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Zach122
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Zach122, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of EigenBeer
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

EigenBeer, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of mwar
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

mwar, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Roguer
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Roguer, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Burkbom23
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Burkbom23, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Pegasus, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
2/5  rDev -35.7%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.09/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of rayj212
3/5  rDev -3.5%

rayj212, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of John_Squires
1/5  rDev -67.8%

John_Squires, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

jkn09, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

emwild12, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +60.8%

pbtimms1, Aug 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

cgman1985, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

2013beer101, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

aquazr1, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

drinking12many, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Beer_Guy_682, Aug 01, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -0.3%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.