Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale - Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
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2.63/5 rDev -15.2%
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?
12-28-2004 00:35:57 | More by zacharius
2.68/5 rDev -13.5%
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!
11-09-2012 03:13:56 | More by SouljaSaia17
2.68/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
12-09-2012 15:17:28 | More by BierStein711
2.7/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
11-26-2012 23:49:53 | More by gmfessen
2.8/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
12-11-2012 02:23:40 | More by beerthulhu
2.83/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
06-03-2011 17:41:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.85/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
12-12-2012 01:58:18 | More by Tuey13
2.9/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
02-23-2004 06:27:41 | More by beertaster13
2.93/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
02-09-2003 16:06:12 | More by budgood1
2.95/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
04-27-2014 01:35:18 | More by Foyle
2.98/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
10-17-2012 22:52:40 | More by Minkybut
2.98/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
11-20-2012 13:11:59 | More by barnzy78
Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.