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

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

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 16.77%


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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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

1.63/5  rDev -47.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 14:53:17 | More by OWSLEY069
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.13/5  rDev -31.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 22:42:28 | More by ChainGangGuy
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.2/5  rDev -29%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 16:50:43 | More by JuicesFlowing
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PatriotsRule

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 14:57:51 | More by PatriotsRule
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Fatehunter

Oregon

2.45/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 19:06:24 | More by Fatehunter
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atomicbeer

New Mexico

2.45/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 20:23:46 | More by atomicbeer
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KajII

North Carolina

2.59/5  rDev -16.5%
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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Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 17:52:45 | More by KajII
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zacharius

Washington

2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2004 00:35:57 | More by zacharius
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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:13:56 | More by SouljaSaia17
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 15:17:28 | More by BierStein711
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gmfessen

Michigan

2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 23:49:53 | More by gmfessen
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by December 31, 2012:

In a pint glass:

A: clear amber colored head that leaves a small half finger level foamy white head. Lots of carbonation is seen rising, some light speckled spider web lacing is seen around the pint glass.

S: caramel up front with some pines and hops in the background, but coming through in a metallic way

T: caramel up front with the pine and hops coming in a bit stronger and a slight added toasty graininess to it, but there is a very large blandness that comes out of all of this.

M: crisp, about a light to medium and has a fair amount of sharpness on the tongue. This is an extremely drinkable beer.

O: I'm glad I tried it, but also glad I only bought a single. I really don't see myself coming back to this.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 14:41:29 | More by BeerKangaroo
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:23:40 | More by beerthulhu
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 17:41:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Tuey13

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 01:58:18 | More by Tuey13
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beertaster13

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2004 06:27:41 | More by beertaster13
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budgood1

Minnesota

2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 16:06:12 | More by budgood1
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 22:52:40 | More by Minkybut
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 13:11:59 | More by barnzy78
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 21:31:37 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 21:54:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 00:50:21 | More by horshack7
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 23:19:42 | More by chinchill
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Billolick

New York

3.1/5  rDev 0%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:33:01 | More by Billolick
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.11/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled last night on 3/22/14, Bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a nice pretty deep amber in color with a very thin off-white head. Some spotty lacing was seen when sipped but not a lot. The aroma of caramel malts hits you right up front first with some other grains. The taste is about the same with the caramel malt sweetness and fades into some hops and then has a dry and slightly bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 17:42:49 | More by BeerWithMike
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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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