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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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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

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Beer added by: sinistersteve on 08-16-2002

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Photo of OWSLEY069
1.66/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to amber color with an off white head. In the aroma, a sweet, small caramel roast that is quite faint. In the taste, mostly dry, sticky sweet to a dry caramel like malt. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, sticky skunky hop. EH! Skunky hops, quite lagery for an ale.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.14/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

"DEC1012" marked on the bottle neck.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber body with a medium-small, off-white head. A little spackling of lace on the glass walls on the way down.

Smell: Falls short on giving decent notes of caramel, toasted barley grains, hops, or anything, really. Bummer.

Taste: Washed down, watered up flavors of caramel over toasted grain. Very, very low fruitiness. The faintest touch of earthy, woodsy hops with barely any bitterness. Slight doughy accent prior to the hohum finish, but, then, metallic hints are waiting for you in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation. It's heavily flirting with wateriness, this one (christ, it's got Watery's number and is ready for drunk dialing).

Overall: Private Reserve, a dreadful brew, should've remained a bit more private and kept from a general release. Redwood Flats Amber is no better by any means. This one drinks with all the excitement of a Killian's Irish Red. The sad is is that I would rather have had a Killian's.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.23/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer is a bright cedar-amber color with an orangish tint. A light cream colored head slowly recedes to a film while thick foamy lacing creates rings on the glass, initially.

The aroma is hoppy and pine-wood infused. Bitter also.

The taste starts out with a evergreen pines assaulting my palate. Faint, and I mean faint malts show up eventually, with no caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a bit tangy, sticky.

Overall, I hate this amber. Bitter, dry, and hoppy. The opposite of every amber I've ever had.

Photo of PatriotsRule
2.33/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Clear amber without much carbonation. Essentially no head either, and no real lacing.
S: A bit of a bitter nose. Piney aromas, hops and light toast.
T: Crisp enough to crush a couple, but nothing to write home about. Pine and grain...
M: Some kind of devilish metallic aftertaste is off-putting. The hops are simply not all that tasty in this beer, and it leaves a lot of balance to be desired. Doesn't sit great either.
O: For eleven dollars a 12pak, this beer still leaves me wondering whether it is worth it. I was not entirely grossed-out, but certainly not impressed enough to get this again. As I ponder the brewing process for this drink, I'm thinking perhaps the Woodland's Pass IPA would be harder to screw up as bad as this delicate style of ale. I am in no rush to grab Henry Weinhard's, and the guys at my local store informed me that this is NOT a craft brewery, which makes sense. It is a subsidiary of Miller-Coors, and you can taste it in the (lack of) good ingredients.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.44/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of atomicbeer
2.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear copper color with a thin taupe head. Aromas of sticky bun, malty molasses, and resinous pine forest floor. Quite sweet with a sour wet leaf, woody/pine bark twang. Too drying and overly fizzy for the style. Bought a 6 six and only drank 3. Gave the other 3 away. Not very good.

Photo of KajII
2.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

The pour was a clear light copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) white foamy head that reduced to a thin cap with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was extremely mild of a light grain malt, grassy hops and an earthy yeast with a light note of caramel and maybe an adjunct.

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a faint hint of caramel at first, becoming mildly bitter and a tad hoppy towards the end. The flavor was short lived with just a light bitterness left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery, dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was an ultra light tasting brew in every aspect. It reminds me of the light beers on the market today, but with just a little more flavor...

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Photo of zacharius
2.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale amber color with a minimal head. Aroma is slight but that of malt and citrusy hops but the aroma is dominated by that "cheap beer" taste. I don't know if it's an adjunct I'm smelling here or an ester but it doesn't smell good, like how a 40 oz smells. Taste is bland, a little malt a little hop, probably cascade. Wimpy mouthfeel, drinkablity is ok, you could session these beers, but why?

Photo of BierStein711
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found at mix a six at Kroger

Bottle poured into pint

This is the nail in the coffin for me concerning this brewery. I do not think their beers are for me. They are way too sweet for my tastes.

The overall first smell is of malt, I can barely get a whiff of the cascade hops they use.

Taste: Cherry at the begining, hop in the middle, and a long sweet finish

Mouthfeel: thin and watery

Overall, this beer is too sweet for me; I felt like I was drinking Woodchuck or a sweeter cider.

I probably would only try another Weinhard beer unless it was on draught. They are just too sweet for me.

Photo of gmfessen
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Redwood Flats Amber is a clear, very light golden amber color with a thin, bubbly white head. The nose is rather non-distinct, a mixture of carmel/bready notes that blend in a generic malty sweetness. The taste is also fairly generic, overly sweet upfront and transitions to an overly bitter, unpleasant finish. Mouthfeel is a light-medium body with a silky carbonation; probably the beer's best feature. Overall, not a beer I would order again, drinkable but not likeable.

Photo of SouljaSaia17
2.72/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the newest C-class craft to hit my local mix a six cooler, so I said what the hell and decided to give on of the 3 available a try.

A: Pours a light amber with an orange or lager type body. Starts with a 1 inch creamy, off-white head that dissipates quickly, leaving not really any lacing.

S: Initial aroma is of cascade hops and is followed by an adjunct lager type smell, with end notes of caramel but not really much else.

T: You get the hop flavor up front, but no bite at all. That is followed by the dryness and rice flavor of an adjunct lager. Not much caramel present in the taste at all, finishes with a dry wheat or bread mouth.

M: A mix of flavor and blandness, with a little bit of malt.

O: This was a very unique beer for me. I have never had a blend of a hoppy/adjunct beer before. It was something that started out good but finished pretty shitty. I guess this was an experimental beer for this brewery, unfortunately it gave me a bit of a bitter beer face!

Photo of beerthulhu
2.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Tuey13
2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with a pure white foamy head of maybe one finger.

The smell is caramel, malty, grainy, and toasted bread... with a little sweetness and hops on the back end.

The taste follows the nose.... sweet and crisp with nice bready malt flavor. There is a bit of hopiness on the finish.

While this is not a top notch ale it does not disappoint.... light and refreshing and flavorful. One you could drink many of every day.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of beertaster13
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance is the true amber color with orange and red tint. The head is a subtle cream with caramel aroma. Smell is of caramel and malts with a tone of hops bringing up the rear. The taste is not bad for this cheap of an amber. Taste is of caramel malts with the hops kicking in, feels full and crisp in the mouth. A very drinkable amber than won't put a damper in your pocket money.

Photo of Foyle
2.93/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1.5” off white head recedes and leaves light lacing. Moderate carbonation bubbles stream through the mostly clear amber/copper brew.
Aroma: fairly mild – bready malts are most prominent, some caramel, and a little hop spice. Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied and watery, with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: whole wheat bread, mild citrus (orange peel), caramel, and a slight saltine cracker flavor. Overall: Not a bad beer, nothing too exciting.

Photo of budgood1
2.94/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

this one pours out a semi-clear rust brown color. a lively fizzy head dies away in about thirty seconds. no real lace to speak of. carbonation dies off with the head. sweet caramel malted tastes are almost candy like. a snap of some cascade hops add some more bold taste. a seemingly thick and oily sweet mouthfeel makes it all slide down too well. this beer seems flat in body and mind. not a beer i would recommend or have again.

Photo of Minkybut
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a really nice amber color but that's about it. No head at all but did have decent lacing. The beer was a little dry but still was pretty refreshing some how. There was nothing really remarkable about the beer and for that reason I guess I'll have to say that I will not buy it again. Not for the high price I paid anyway.

Photo of barnzy78
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours amber in color with a thin, white head, good clarity, head dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing on the glass. Aromas are caramely malt, apple juice, toasted grain. Tastes are toasty grain, apple, grape nuts, caramel, earthy, metallic, familiar flavor of cascade hops are present in the finish. Feel is thin with moderately high carbonation, finishes clean. Overall, pretty average, maybe a little sub-par here.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle with a best by date of 123112 pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Not much for lacing or retention.

Nose is light and nutty with a touch of caramel. Pretty bland actually with just a smidge of fruitiness.

Taste is watered toasty toffee with a light hop bittering. Very light flavor overall and Id classify this as a JAB: Just Another Beer. This is just something to wet the whistle, so to speak. Mouthfeel is very light and there is carbonation aplenty. It inoffensive, does that make it bad? I’d probably buy it occasionally if it was priced on par with Coors or the like and available in 12packs.

Photo of horshack7
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Fairly dark amber with copper hues and an off white head.

Aroma: Grape, light citrus and some caramel malts, pumpernickel light toffee notes in the tail end.

Taste: Light crisp mouthfeel with a biscuity texture. Carmel malts, piney notes twinges of grpaefruit.

Aroma: Fairly basic Amber ale not any frills to this one but still drinkable. Cheers.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.

S - malty but not totally sweet.

T - malt flavor throughout with very light bittering near the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - average beer for the style.

Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Billolick
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of metter98
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.