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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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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 23:28:54 | More by KYGunner
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:09:54 | More by jlindros
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metter98

New York

3.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 21:44:33 | More by metter98
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sinistersteve

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2002 17:15:10 | More by sinistersteve
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fischerking


3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Yes.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 00:53:18 | More by fischerking
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TheSixthRing

California

3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 05:40:05 | More by TheSixthRing
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 00:26:42 | More by Jparker37
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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
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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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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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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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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

Arizona

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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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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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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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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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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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 01:29:50 | More by tone77
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Brad007

Vermont

3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a huge head that fades to leave a lot of lacing on the edges of my glass.

Aroma is average with some residual malt sweetness and almost no hop bite. The only reason I mention the latter is due to the trend of over-hopping red ales (of which this does not follow).

Very nice, mellow and creamy. Sweet and chewy as well. Drinks a lot like a cream ale or adjunct lager in terms of mouthfeel. Caramel on the tongue as well.

A decent palate of flavors stick around in the back. Clean finish.

I didn't care for the aroma but I really like the way this tastes. It's a good beer for those who may not be big on craft beer but are looking for a little more flavor than usual.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 22:43:33 | More by Brad007
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RJLarse

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six-pack of Redwood Flats Amber Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny copper/bronze color, clear with a foamy off-white head.

Smell is a sweet earthy aroma, Sweet peat, leaves and grass fragrances.

Taste is as sweet as the aroma, with a cereal and caramel malt flavor up front, with a dry bitter grain flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean with light carbonation.

Overall a decent amber. These Henry's products are reasonably priced, and this one tastes pretty good so I'll probably buy more of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 23:23:22 | More by RJLarse
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Henry Weinhard's Redwook Flats Amber has a very thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly, reddish appearance, with relatively thick lacing rings left behind on the glass. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up sweetness, malts and a little bread. Taste is a nice balance of medium-roasted malt, brown bread, and slightly floral hop bitterness, with an overall sweet presentation. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber finishes soft, semi-dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. This is a very mild and pleasant beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 15:01:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Zorro

California

3.93/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber colored ale with a decent tan colored head.

Smell is malty with a good caramel scent. Grassy and woody hop aroma. Smells nutty and has a toasted grain aroma.

Starts out slightly sweet and malty with a good flavor of caramel and nuts. Some toasted grain flavor and grassy hop.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is a pretty good ale. VERY surprised by this one. I wasn't expecting much but this is far better than any $5.99 a six pack beer you could hope for. I absolutely will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 02:29:41 | More by Zorro
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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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