Henry Weinhard's Blonde | Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

Henry Weinhard's BlondeHenry Weinhard's Blonde
35 Ratings
Henry Weinhard's BlondeHenry Weinhard's Blonde

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.12%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: North American Select Pale and Caramel Malts
Hops: Pacific Northwest Cascade Hops
Calories/12 oz: 161
Carbohydrates (g): 14.1
% Alcohol by Vol: 5.12
Bitterness Units: 17.7

Added by RJLarse on 02-11-2007

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Photo of Contagion
2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There is a clear, golden wheat coloring to it. You can see through the beer rather easily, not a hint of cloudiness at al. A quarter inch head formed on the top of the beer that faded to a film at the top. The film stayed in place until the beer was finished. There was no lacing on the side of the glass.

The first thing I noticed when taking a whiff of the beer is a roasted malt and corn scent. A citrus scent was also noticeable. There was also a slight grassy hop scent. The flavor was rather unassuming. Toasted malts and corn basically made up most of the flavor. I really can't detect anything else, it's not very impressive. There is a cornflake like aftertaste.

This is a light bodied beer. It's a little heavier on the carbonation than one would expect with a light bodied beer. It has a good bite on the tongue.

This beer is less than impressive. It's not bad, but it's only a step up from your standard mass produced beers in America. I was less than impressed with it, and wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it, nor purchase one. On the other hand, I wouldn't turn one down if offered to me.

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Photo of flagmantho
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice medium golden color, crystal clear. Fairly sizeable head on this one; it looks nice.

Smell: harsh grain and just the tiniest hint of skunk. Not terrible, but quite mediocre.

Taste: somewhat sweet malt with a big dose of grain. Hops are practically nonexistent except for a little bitterness. Once again, it is not bad; in fact, it's quite inoffensive. There are simply very few redeeming qualities here.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body with minimal carbonation. Not stimulating.

Drinkability: this beer is far from bad, but it's pretty far from good, too. I won't go out of my way to have this one again.

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Photo of Magpie14
2.55/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: twist of top was lifeless, no snap or crack. The body is touch darker than a adjunct or macro lager. The color is a deep wheat straw color with a bone white head in the fizziest order. No head retention or lacing

S: malted barley in the nose, light toastedness. Maybe one or two kernels of corn present. A touch of grassy hops help move things along

T: tastes more like a straightforward macro lager than it smells, this is not saying much though. The body is slightly maltier and slapped with some hoppy bitterness. A few crushed and dry corn flakes have free roam about the tongue. Slight honey sweetness to top things off...not a winner

M: light, airy and fizzy with relatively nice mouthfeel dimensions for the style. Pretty clean overall

D: nothing is getting me roused about this brew. Drinkable and average

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Bright, clear gold color. Poured a 1 finger creamy white head with fair retention. Decanted continually. Minimal lacing.

S: Slightly sweet roasted malt and corn. Light citrus zest. Hints of yeasty esters. Very muted floral hops.

T: Slightly sweet caramel malt. Citrus and esters in the middle. A reasted corn flavor and sweet honey linger through a slightly bitter finish.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Tastes linger on the tongue; not very clean.

D: Very easy to drink, just not very interesting to drink. The beer doesn't seem very balanced as flavors linger far too long.

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Photo of teejay76
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Almost transparent gold pour with lackluster head.

Smell - Weak herbal hops aroma.

Taste - Faint hops. A little citrus?

Mouthfeel - It was light and smooth. Fairly well balanced hops to carbonation ratio.

Drinkability - Not impressed. This will not meant it into the regular rotation.

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Photo of colts9016
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: A golden amber color that had a bubbly and foamy one finger head. There is a lot of carbonation coming from the bottom. There is a very clear clarity in the beer.

Nose: Toasted malt, cooked corn, citrus, yeast. There are hints of esters and honey.

Taste: Light toasted malt with a cooked corn following. There are notes of citrus, yeast, and ester.

Overall. Not a very good beer. I have tasted better beer from Weinhard's brewery. There was a lot of carbonation on the tongue, and a plain finish.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light golden orange with minimal head with no lacing. Smell is light with malt/adjuncts and hops. Taste has more personality than most macro lagers thats crisp, but with a slight salinity bitter aftertaste to it. Mouthfeel seems light with some body. Overall not a bad drinker for a less expensive summer beer to sip on.

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Photo of Wasatch
2.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, very minimal sticky lacing. The nose is corn, rice, maybe some barley. The taste is slightly sweet, corn, rice, maybe some barley. Light body. This brew is barely drinkable, no malts to speak of. Would not buy again.

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Photo of cjhofelt
3.99/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep yellow, almost amber in the glass. A vigorous pour produces a rocky head that fades to a film that leaves a bit of lace.

Faint smell of malt and some hop aromas. Not very strong.

Lots of flavor for an American Macro Lager, though. Well balanced malt and hop taste.

Good mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, I like this beer a lot. It's either a very good Macro, or a very cheap micro.

Honestly, this is pretty indistinguishable from the NW Trail Blond Lager, and I think it's actually the same with a new label.

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Photo of RJLarse
2.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought a 12-pack of Henry's Blonde at a grocery store on a road trip. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a blonde/gold color and is clear. Thin bubbly head disappears rather quickly. No lacing.

Smell is faint and lager like. Perfume and floral aromas.

Taste is a bit grainy, cereal, with a mild bitter, one-dimensional hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light and clean.

This is a drinkable beer, but not a remarkable one. It's a real average lager. Better than most macros, but far from great. A nice average brew from the folks at Blitz-Weinhard, but not one of the best in their line

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