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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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
henryweinhards.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sinistersteve on 08-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,129
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
172
pDev:
17.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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.

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Photo of Offa
3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a simple but well-rounded, enjoyable lager.

Copper, it has a medium off-white head steadil shrinking to foamy ring and wisps.

Aroma is toasted white bread, hint of cheese, oranges, pine bark.

Taste is spicy peppery-piney hop bitterness, toasty barley (slightly caramelised), bitterness gentle but firm and lingering with caramelly toasty sweetness. The feel is nice and engaging.

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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.

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Photo of Sebas
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Photo of bobbyc3
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of bradcochran1234
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of addison1203
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Thullin187
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of GiantMidget
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jbierling
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Nice lingering sweetness, not overly hopped. Some citrus.

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Photo of RobTheKnob
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of bscalt
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

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Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.46/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of FrozenJoe
3.43/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of MJ64
3.42/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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