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
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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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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 49
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 tone77
3.65/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

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 KYGunner
3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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 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 Brad007
3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

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 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 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 RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +25.6%
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

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 zeff80
3.47/5  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.

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 BeerFMAndy
3.49/5  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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

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 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 Overlord
3.38/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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 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 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 Reidrover
3.57/5  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.

Photo of sinistersteve
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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