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 | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sinistersteve on 08-16-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
172
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
31.72%
 
 
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 172
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 rodbeermunch
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Red, darker in color, 1/2" head that goes away quickly. Aroma was macro irish red like Killians, those malts.

Taste, bitterness lower, malt more pronounced. Bitterness is there, but doesn't have good interplay with the malt flavors. Enough substance to give it color, but not enough flavor to make it in the top half of HW beers.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My good ole Kllians loving buddy mentioned in posts from years past elected to stop by for a chat today and as usual he had a six pack of some generic wal-mart wanna be craft swill of which he gave me a bottle because he swears by it.

Thanks buddy, sure it'll be the next Sucks.

Look - Pours a light amber with no head whatsoever and leaves no lacing. The carbonation bubble are very prevelant even in the slight murk.

Smell - Light toasty malts and a bit of grainyness. Not a wholr lot going on here.

Taste -.Admittedly, it was quite smooth though as most other HW products, lacking in the department. It follows the nose but the toast amps up a tad and the grains take the back seat. Sweet and a bit tart.

Feel - Medium bodied and heavily carbonated.

Overall - You get what you pay for.

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Photo of Foyle
2.93/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.14/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.74/5  rDev +21%
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.

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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 chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.32/5  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.

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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 KajII
2.56/5  rDev -17.2%
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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Photo of atomicbeer
2.49/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

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Photo of orcsinspace
3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.92/5  rDev +26.9%
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.

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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 Jparker37
3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
1.66/5  rDev -46.3%
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.

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Photo of fischerking
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Tuey13
2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.76/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of BierStein711
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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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 gmfessen
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Henry Weinhard's Redwood Flats Amber Ale from Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co.
3.09 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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