Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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3.35/5 rDev +8.1%
12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. The date on the bottle reads December 31, 2012 but I believe its a best by date.
A - Small cap of off-white head with some big bubbles falls to a small cap. The beer has great clarity and is a light amber. Small bit of lacing left.
S - Pleasant bouquet of citrus hops is most forward. They also seem to have a melon character as well. Some biscuit malts are there but understated.
T - Malt has a better edge here with some toasty flavors that hold throughout. Hops still play a big role following along with the smell. The hops are citrus-like but somewhat earthy. Has a bit of bitterness to it that starts about midway through. Finishes somewhat dry but with a nice balance of hops and malt after.
M - Medium to medium-light body, moderate carbonation, semi-dry.
O - Unsure what exactly to make of this beer. Had a solid aroma with a focus on hop character. Flavor was right there as well but in both fields seemed to be off-balanced. Could have used more malt emphasis and dimension within. Good drinkability but nothing I would recommend or buy again.
01-16-2013 00:26:42 | More by Jparker37
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
3.28/5 rDev +5.8%
Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber from Hood River, OR.
This beer was a semi-sweet red amber ale. I thought it was a good amount of sweetness. Good taste. Not much of a smell.
I drank it out of a bottle from Kroger in Knoxville, TN on 12/18/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.
12-19-2012 00:53:18 | More by fischerking
3.23/5 rDev +4.2%
From time-to-time, every beer snob runs into a bit of financial trouble and cannot drink the best stuff. But, for a beer that costs under $5 a six-pack, Henery's Amber Ale is not that bad of a choice. It has a nice amber appearance and a decent malty taste. I wouldn't want to drink this stuff all the time, but it's something I would keep in the refridgerator for guests.
08-16-2002 17:15:10 | More by sinistersteve
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
3.13/5 rDev +1%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Very light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has much more stronger initial flavors of caramel and toasted malts along with notes of earthy hops towards the finish. There are some hints of sweetness from the malts but the hops provide a slight amount of counteracting bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a great mouthfeel, but seems like it could use more hop bitterness to help balance out all of the malts.
01-06-2013 21:44:33 | More by metter98
3.13/5 rDev +1%
Ug, another screw cap.
Pours a fluffy like almost 1 finger head on a very aggressive pour with some lighter lacing, over ridiculously clear obviously over filtered amber reddish color.
Nose starts with light reddish malts, little toasty and sweet, hint fruity, hint of grassy hops, little caramel like malts, fluffy malty ale.
Taste starts with light malts, reddish semi sweet malts, a little caramel, but then into not so great flavors, an unhappy yeast or off yeast like bready chewy syrupy weird flavor, light caramel and toasty malt, some light herbal grassy hops, light bitterness, little icky oily flavor, almost rancid oil flavor, bleh. Finish is drier, more icky malts and oily herbal bitter hops, tingly.
Mouth is lighter bodied, fairly good carb.
Overall meh, quite icky and off flavors but not as bad as I expected from the last beer I had from them.
11-22-2012 03:09:54 | More by jlindros
Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.