Thursday, November 22, 2012

Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve Northwest-Style Lager

Henry Weinhard's opened in Oregon in the 1860's.  It was a regional powerhouse for over a hundred years; in  more recent years being acquired by Miller. The beer pours a pale yellow golden in color. There is a tall head of pure white, thick foam. The aroma is toasted golden grain, grassy, some straw, lightly floral. The taste follows the aromas directly. It finished relatively dry and with a mild bitterness. It is crisply carbonated. It's only drawback is a slight sour note in the aftertaste. When it comes to macro-produced American lagers, this is about as good as you are going to get, it is a winner in its genre.

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