Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale | Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar AleHenry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
henryweinhards.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: North American Select Pale and Caramel Malts
Hops: Pacific Northwest Cascade, Willamette and Cluster Hops
Calories/12 oz: 144
Carbohydrates (g): 12.4
% Alcohol by Vol: 4.60
Bitterness Units: 14.0

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
72
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
22.3%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of stevoj
2.04/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Couldn’t tell the difference between this and a lager. Not sure what makes it an APA or cream ale. Not much aroma and taste, kind of bland. What's the point?

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

When it comes to a beer you've had hundreds of times, this fits into that category. Very light yellow straw macro tone appearance, doesn't form anything more than 1/5" head for any amount of time, what goes up went down extremely quick. Tough beer this does not look like.

Aroma is a lot of booze and grass. Light corn like mouth feel on this one, PacNW Wilamette hops, long boil. For a cream ale it has substantial bitterness and seems like polar opposite of what you would go for in that department. Feels like they just aimed a dart and it hit 'cream ale' even though this tastes more like a bitter esb light in the pants.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire123
2.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JonathanAlires
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of takusan1000
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

In terms of cheap ales, this one's not half bad. Maybe it tastes better since I am drinking it at work on my last day there, snitched from the company fridge. Sweet smell of grass with even a touch of bitterness in the hops. The look is ok, but hard to tell since it is being drunk straight out of the bottle. Taste is pleasantly better than expected, but that's not saying much since my expectations were low. Grassy, light sweet malt--maybe saying I can taste some jasmine is doing it more justice than it deserves. It pairs well with the homemade spicy Thai pork curry I brought for lunch. Light mouthfeel.

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.19/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Lobina
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wils1705
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bombventure
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of KoG
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Keepnitrl
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MattSharpless
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wrightst
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Braz
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Zorro
2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells sweet with a mild floral noble hop aroma. Mild caramel and some grassy scents.

Starts out mildly sweet. Cracker malt and mild hop bitterness, it is a little bland.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an average beer, not something I would seek out but I wouldn't refuse a free one.

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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Kappakoosh
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of koes0024
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of valleytrash
4.75/5  rDev +70.9%

Photo of TwoTrees
3/5  rDev +7.9%

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Henry Weinhard's Blue Boar Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
2.78 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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