unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear rich bright amber red color. Nice lacy head. Toasted light floral hop front. Thick mild sweet caramel toffee fruit body. Light smoky toasted biscuit spice notes. Sweet mild hop end.
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (1246) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
pours clear, wet copper with a short, light tan head...
Scent is watery caramel malt...Taste is weak caramel, water with a slight bitterness.
A little dishwater.
Metallic, cheap...and I can’t stress this enough.....watery...
NOT an enjoyable beer.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not my favorite Amber. A little bitter. Rob thought it was decent.
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma is malty and tinny. Taste is similar with a bit of caramel and hoppy. Decent but nothing special.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark amber/light orange with about 3 fingers of frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus with a hint of pear and some caramel. Taste is light bitter. Weak caramel with a bit of herbal hops. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink it again but wouldn’t seek it out.
cheap (4052) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hey, I thought I had this before, guess not. From a bottle with a twist off cap. Looks clear and somewhat copper in color. Smell is waffing alarming malts. Thin creamy head. Yez, malt carries over to the flavor but it is not over the top. Tries to be assertive but then falls back behing the malts. Goes down fairly easy and never really gets in your face. Better than expected. Probably would appeal to many lager lovers. Well behaved with a gentlemans touch. Overall, not bad. Most likely one of the better ambers I’ve tasted. Nice sizzle on the palate. Pretty good but not as good as
North Peak Siren Amber Ale, Olde Main Long Face, Atlanta Laughing Skull Amber Ale (2009 - present), or McKenzie Unicorn Amber Ale
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish copper, thin ring of foam. Faint aroma, I’m gonna say caramel. Caramel flavors, too. Crisp, dry finish.
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Clear copper with fully fleeting soapy head. Light spicy hoppy aroma but mostly just one dimensional sweet malt. The flavor is malt sweet with a light spicy bitterfinish. There’s a metallic character throughout. I want to like this because I drank so much Henry Weinhards in high school when it was $4 a six pack. Those were the days.