Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve | Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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3.11/5
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428 Ratings
Henry Weinhard's Private ReserveHenry Weinhard's Private Reserve
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,988
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
428
pDev:
18.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of zscho
3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The look, smell & taste, doesn't do its Justice when it comes to the touted results, like bitterness rating, 15? Definitely not that bitter. It seems a bit weaker than that.

Everything about it dissipates rather quickly to deserve those given values.

Coming back to the bitterness assessment, I kinda expected similarity between the liquid color and the label. The tint of bottle was well picked, I agree to that extent.

I do feel flush in my face drinking more than half of the first bottle, so that got higher rating.

To reiterate, everything about it seems to dissipate too quickly.

But I'd buy another sixers of this again. It wasn't all bad.

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Photo of brewnme
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of watchnerd
3.46/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bunsteve
4.35/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It goes really well with an Italian sub sandwich. This beer is pleasing to look at, rich golden with a light head, both in color and quantity. There's no lingering "Budweiser breath" feeling. I noticed the hops are a little sweeter than some, which makes me want more. :-)

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Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An above average mainstream lager.

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Photo of fthegiants
1.5/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of gtn0208
3.68/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybadgers
4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Is it a craft brew? absolutely not. Is it about the same price as miller, budweiser, and all the other American simulated rice beverages? Yep. When held to its price point, this lager is downright outstanding. It's strong enough to have real depth of flavor without sacrificing any summertime drinkability, enough carbonation to survive a pour into a glass without being overly bubbly when enjoyed from the bottle, convenient twist off cap for said outdoor activities, and no strange or offputting flavors. No astringency, bitterness (hops or otherwise), resinous or tinny tastes. It's very bready and malty for a lager, with very subdued hops (particularly so for a PNW hopped beer) but it really does strike a fine balance. As someone who brews his own beer, enjoys craft brews of all sorts, but still wants something cheap that can be kept in the fridge in large quantities at all times, this has been my go-to beer for years now. Nobody tips their nose up when offered a henry weinhardts, when the alternative was a can of horrible, locally brewed rainier or any other mass market american brew.

To reiterate, you have to take into account the insane cheapness of this beer, and when that is factored in, it's just head and shoulders above anything else near the price point.

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Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle on the bank of the McKenzie River (Oregon). No date or ABV found.

Clear golden body with excellent clarity and a fine head that leaves patterned lacing.
Medium plus carbonation and medium-light body.
Bready aroma with a touch bolder flavor than average for style.

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Photo of Scandless
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tpop1005
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonathanAlires
4.5/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mtn
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bamberger603
2.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thin straw yellow appearance, flimsy white head that vanishes quickly. Aroma of sweet bread, old couch spilled beer.

Taste, sweeter, highly carbonated adjunct lager. Seems to have a tad more barley than your average one, but the sweetness still kicks in, woody edge to the lager yeast. Cascade hops. Prickly as fuck carbonation. Tad bitter than your average aal.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
2.34/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Basic only drink if offered for free

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Photo of LaneMeyer
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cheap, not half bad. Not nearly great.

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Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 428 ratings