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Henry Weinhard's "Private Reserve"
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company - Hood River, Oregon USA
American Pale Lager (ABV 4.8%) (IBU 15)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

Rating: 2.6/5.0

Aroma: 5/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 2/5
Overall: 10/20

The pour was a crystal clear sparkling yellow with a small (less than 1 finger) white foamy head that reduced at a steady pace, down to a thin wispy film with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was mild of a light grain malt, light floral hops and a mild cobweb yeast with notes of caramel and an adjunct (corn I believe).

The taste was lightly bitter with a very mild caramel sweetness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and a bit grainy with a crisp adjunct presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, with the mild crisp grainy taste fading fast from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a ticklish carbonation.

Overall this brew was definitely nothing special and typical of an American Lager, although it was crisp and refreshing and might be good as a lawnmower brew. If you like this type of beer that is...

Sampled: 2/23/2013
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