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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.

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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber AleHenry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale

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72
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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sinistersteve on 08-16-2002)
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Can't really bash the appearance it looks like your standard red ale with a ruby like body and a 1/2 inch of frothy head.

S - Well I have a bit of a cold so I wasn't expected to be blown away by the smell but it does have mild hops and mostly caramel malts.

T - Simple yet delicious. Its better than your standard amber with simple caramel malt, a mild hop presence, and no off flavors.

M - Light to medium as expected.

Overall these guys make a pretty good beer. I can't wait to try their other two offerings I picked up at the House of 1,000 beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 18:09:09 | More by DrDemento456
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly i actually like this beer..its the best beer that Weinhards have to offer and its pretty cheap too ,BONUS!
This is a good beer to have around if your having a BBQ and inviting the neighbours..its certainlly better than the macro swill ( its regional) and it was opne of the beers that turned me towards trying micros...so if you see it outside Oregon ..giove it a go..not a bad amber.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2003 23:33:38 | More by Reidrover
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 22:08:56 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Sebas

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-16-2014 22:56:27 | More by Sebas
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Dec. 31, 2012:

Pours amber with a thin off-white head that leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of caramel and some lightly toasted dough. A hint of hop spicing is there.

The taste is of caramel with slight toast. There is a mild hop touch in the finish that balances it well enough.

It has a smooth medium body with medium to heavy carbonation. It's slightly buttery.

Not bad for a standard American Amber Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 17:01:12 | More by jwc215
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bobbyc3

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

07-23-2013 00:08:57 | More by bobbyc3
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-05-2012 21:32:30 | More by bradcochran1234
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addison1203

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-01-2013 18:41:09 | More by addison1203
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Musineer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

06-29-2013 01:20:34 | More by Musineer
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-05-2012 04:43:45 | More by Huffaroma
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-23-2013 23:29:54 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Thullin187

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

10-30-2012 03:51:08 | More by Thullin187
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-28-2013 20:59:55 | More by Gregwa
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-10-2013 13:42:28 | More by Chris77McGrath
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-15-2012 01:26:48 | More by GiantMidget
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RobTheKnob

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

02-08-2014 03:30:44 | More by RobTheKnob
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-31-2013 18:50:05 | More by bscalt
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

03-03-2013 18:12:00 | More by Chucker17
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zeff80

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, reddish color with a one-finger white head of foam. The short-lived head left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled malty with some sweetness.

T - It tasted of caramel and toffee with some maltiness. Some earthy and grassy bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an okay red ale. An inexpensive option for the camping trip I was taking.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 02:21:40 | More by zeff80
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Tone

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of nut, slight hop, hint of metallic, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, caramel malt, hint of roasted malt, slight hops, and a hint of metallic flavors. Overall, good appearance and aroma, the metallic notes notwithstanding a good amber.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 10:20:21 | More by Tone
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FrozenJoe

Alaska

3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A cheap Walmart economy craft style brew.

Appearance:
Decent foamy head. Clings to the glass. Fades quickly. Dark copper color. Light carbonation. Clear. Would've rated it above 4 if not so clear. Definitely filtered and not bottle conditioned. Bummer.

Smell:
Watery, hoppy, biscuit-like aroma.

Taste:
Sweet and bitter. Flavor lingers in the mouth. Tart.

Mouthfeel:
Just right. Good body.

Overall:
Not bad. You get what you pay for. One of my favorite brews at Walmart. Seems somewhat variable from batch to batch.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 05:09:24 | More by FrozenJoe
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 18:29:45 | More by puboflyons
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Something about the words "redwood" and "flats" just leads me to think they wouldn't describe the same place, even if they cooperate... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear light copper topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild toffee, slightly sweet grain, and light grass. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a light twinge of orange peel in the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a nice, if kinda boring, little amber. It's not something I would readily reach for, but also something I wouldn't actively repel.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 06:12:09 | More by TMoney2591
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Overlord

California

3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Henry Weinhardt's ... used to be, and perhaps still, is the best brew for the price around. It's been a while since I've seen more than a bottle here and there.

Pours a reddish amber. Smells like ... malt. Not much aroma to it, truthfully. Tastes like ... basically, malt. Maybe a bit of earthy/hoppiness to it. But, it's a fairly straight forward malty amber. Quenching, and a decently palatable mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 04:01:43 | More by Overlord
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orcsinspace

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never had this beer before, and I had low expectations. However, I was surprised by this beer. I poured two long necks into a 24 ounce mug, and noticed that there was a decent head. This head quickly went away, but there was more of one than expected. There was a little lacing, which I also was not expecting. The color is a decent amber with a little body to it, and the smell is subtle with hints of hops.

The taste is a nice balance of a generic ale taste, and cascade hops. The taste is a little mellow for an amber ale, and it is very, very drinkable. My friend said he noticed some caramel, but I thought it was a little bitter and malty instead of sweet.

This is a good beer, and it is cheap. It also holds up to many similar amber ale microbrews, but is easy on your wallet.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 23:14:01 | More by orcsinspace
Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.