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Henry Weinhard Private Reserve Clone

This must be ridiculous to some of you but I like this beer and have lots of good memories with it. Do you guys have any idea if a clone exits? I haven’t been able to find one.



AG or Extract.

From their website:

From Beer Advocate:

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[/quote]

Found one message board post that claims it is contract brewed by Coors.

I drank alot of Henry’s when I was younger, not all good memories, though. :oops:

Last I knew it was owned by SABMiller, and some beers are brewed by Full Sail.

I noticed at the bottom of the site Golden, CO. Looks like Coors might brew some also.

It’s hard to keep up with all the mergers and buyouts.

I’m looking for either extract or all grain. I’ve always loved the aroma of this beer. Sort of like a water-downed IPA.

Are you looking for Blue Boar ale or Woodland Pass IPA? I don’t remember Private Reserve being anything close to an IPA.

It was just “Private Reserve” its a bit hoppy but it isn’t an IPA. Haven’t had much luck finding a clone. I’ve been thinking of making a lager and just making extra hoppy. More aromatic than bitter.

How about this for a stab in the dark or improvement of the original?

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Gabriel’s Private Reserve
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 2.30 gal
Post Boil Volume: 2.08 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.038 SG
Estimated Color: 3.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 15.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs 8.0 oz Lyle’s Golden Syrup (0.0 SRM) Extract 1 63.6 %
2 lbs Rice Extract Syrup (7.0 SRM) Extract 2 36.4 %
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 7.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 3.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 3.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 6 0.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 7 0.0 IBUs

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 5 lbs 8.0 oz

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