Blind tasting review
Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar
Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar

Family Pale Ale Style American Pale Ale
Country USA (OR) ABV 4.6%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle

Overview Henry Weinhard’s story is a classic one: German brewer emigrates to the US in the mid-19th century, founds a brewery that finds regional success, barely survives Prohibition, and hangs on as a decent regional brand—until consolidation buys the operation and shutters the brewery.

Flavors and aromas Apparently, Henry’s boars are domesticated. Our bottles had a skunky nose with mild, woody aroma hops, and a light, tame palate with a bit of sweetness that is balanced with medium bitterness. There’s not much hop character here; in fact, there’s not much character at all. One would have no trouble selling this as a pale lager. We’d stick to Weinhard’s Private Reserve.
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