Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev 0%
12 ounce bottle. With DEC3112 on the neck. Best before dating?
Pours near clear reddish amber, quick to depart khaki head, leaves a trace of a film, and moderate fine lace.
Just a hint of sweet caramel tinged malts and dusty hops on the nose.
Middle of the road amber, "craft beer" for newbies, more caramel, very light hop presence in the finish. Ehh, nothing special, toss some chicken in it for a spell, give it to your BMC drinking friends or family members, create a little more interest for real beer. But dont expect a transcendant experience drinking this one
11-09-2012 03:33:01 | More by Billolick
2.83/5 rDev -8.7%
Pretty standard looking red pour, average head, not much if any lacing. Aroma was somewhat woody, irish malt feel.
Taste, hops kept down, a little more robust irish moss feel to it than Killians. Not the greatest off flavor bitterness, can't figure where it came from, unless they use a small amount of high alpha acid hops. Either way, not my favorite Weinhards beer by any stretch of the imagination. A little caramel thrown in there.
06-03-2011 17:41:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5 rDev -0.6%
12 oz bottle, slightly past the 2013 best by date, served in a lager glass.
Pours clear, deep amber colored, with a moderate size but exceptionally creamy head. The head has good retention and leaves a full coat of lacing on the glass with each tip. Lots of carbonation is visible.
S: caramel with some piney and earthy hops, but with a metallic and faintly musky tone.
T: Better than the aroma, but too mild. Caramel malt up front fades as the earthy hops build towards the mildly hoppy and slightly bitter finish.
M: crisp; light-medium body.
O: Decent, at least after it warms up a bit.
07-24-2013 23:19:42 | More by chinchill
3.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Best before date of July 22nd, 2013
Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant amber with an off-white, finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Very little in the way of lacing.
Smell - Moderate caramel sweetness on the nose.Subtle hints of earth and floral hop.
Taste - Mostly a light caramel and lightly toasted grain profile. Touches of diacetyl. Slight lemongrass bitterness near the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.
Overall - Not a bad beer, mostly because there's not enough flavor to truly judge, but what is there is unoffensive, and is actually somewhat good. Just wish there was more. One of those beers you'd buy for a backyard BBQ or when you're feeling the need to get a buzz on the cheap.
05-26-2013 05:40:05 | More by TheSixthRing
2.45/5 rDev -21%
Finger of head with a reddish hue. Clear, copper colored body.
Smell is faintly lemon, faintly.
Plain Jane taste. Almost flavorless at first, mild bitterness to end it.
Crisp and clean texture, medium body with moderate carbonation.
Not bad, but not good or interesting.
11-18-2012 19:06:24 | More by Fatehunter
3.13/5 rDev +1%
This poured with a robust one inch head that was bubbly but stayed around for several minutes. The color was of orange but almost pink and appeared to be a Chablis in the snifter. I detected an undertone of sweetness and hops but maltiness dominated. The taste was of an average Amber Ale, malty and sweet but a bit acidic on the tongue. I would drink this again, especially at $6 a six pack, but consider it a run of the mill Ale.
11-09-2012 23:28:54 | More by KYGunner
3.63/5 rDev +17.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, biscuity, some hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some caramel notes, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.
11-17-2012 01:29:50 | More by tone77
3.44/5 rDev +11%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked APR0113-C012009I Sampled on August 3, 2013 so I do not know if the April 2013 date is the expiration date. If so I am a few months late.
Still, it looks like it should with a medium amber sort of brass-copper appearance with a lingering off-white head.
The aroma is full of sweet caramel and toffee malts with a very distant, nearly indistinguishable hop note.
The body is a little better than medium and pretty smooth in texture.
The taste is about as sweet as the aroma suggests with a lot of caramel malts, butterscotch, and sugar and a subtle hop finale that does not linger. It does what it is supposed to do as far as this style goes.
08-03-2013 18:29:45 | More by puboflyons
2.8/5 rDev -9.7%
A: Tarnished ruby-orange with a neat clarity. Frothy dirty white head sits a finger high with several minutes of stay. Thin film ring encompasses the vessel for lacing of average regards.
S: Light dried apple skin fruitiness, and i do mean light. Light wiff of crystal malt is brief with a soft flowery hop touch. Really isnt alot to go on here.
t: Flavor is a munich-caramel freshness, toasty sweet of light to moderate intentions. A bit of flowery cascade hops provide just the faintest bit of hop awareness. There is a bit of a metallic nature as well that is present.
M: some malt substance, a bit syrupy and slick in texture with a toasted warmth, but overall just an average experience.
O: Overall a moderate flavor, some toasted grain mention, hops are a bit restrained, but after recently sampling thier ipa and classic pale lager this is somewhat of a relief showing some flavor and backbone support in their beers. A no thrill downer for the non-discrimintory red beer drinker.
12-11-2012 02:23:40 | More by beerthulhu
3.5/5 rDev +12.9%
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.2% ABV, DEC0312 printed on neck.
A - This gorgeous rich amber-colored beer is loaded with carbonation bubbles streaming through the clear beer to it's sudsy off-white foam head. Sticky lace clutches the glass as the foam falls to a thin but stable skim.
S - Redwood Flats Amber doesn't do itself any favors by opening with a rather bland, grainy pale malt aroma. Back-up notes of toasted and amber malts are present but certainly not showcased, and any level of hopping is minimal for balance. Earthy traces come through, but they're minimal, offered haphazardly.
T - Assertively malt forward, Redwood Flats Amber piles on the pale malt but elevates the flavor quite a bit from the lackluster aroma. Toasted Munich malt adds the bread crunch while a touch of caramel aids in the sweetness. Again, hops seem strangely absent from this beer, barely imparting an earthy finish that seems like an afterthought.
M - Luckily enough, the hops, which remain absent in aroma and flavor, help to hold this beer together where it counts; the feel. With how malt-forward it is, it's a wonder that the beer's sweetness isn't cloying. A light touch of citrus crispness flashes across the finish lingering with a touch of dryness to cap off this medium-light bodied amber.
O - The beer's malt dominance seems odd since the label mentions, two separate times, that it's brewed with cascade hops. The hops keep it balanced though, so I suppose that's something. Ultimately, Henry Weinhard's amber remains an easily drinkable beer, inviting from first glance to a rather clean finish, nothing about it is offensive. Nothing about it is outstanding either.
09-28-2012 22:08:56 | More by BeerFMAndy
Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.