Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe Reviews


beerhex
Redoak American Pale Ale 4
hazy light amber in colour. head was not very strong. hop aroma citrus and floral. hop aroma and flavour are balanced well with the bitterness. A beautifully balanced APA
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Night_Cap
Redoak Pommy Bitter 3.4
Draught (at the Redoak). Clear golden amber with a dense, frothy, white head that lasts well. Floral grassy hop aroma with zesty English Marmalade, passionfruit, apricots and light notes of caramel and cereal. Flavour is a light floral/grassy hop bitterness with light piney notes, nectarines, grapefruit, biscuits/cereal (dry) and caramel (light). Light bodied with medium carbonation, a watery texture and a short dry finish. Decent ‘all-day’ session ale!
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Night_Cap
Redoak Winter In The Rye 3.5
Draught (at the Redoak) 6.5% version (-so may not be the same beer?). Burnt amber with a light haze. Dense frothy, off-white head that lasts very well. Aroma has strong notes of blackcurrant and cassis with plums, caramel, chocolate and brown bread. Flavour is quite vinous with notes of pinot noir, tart blueberries, tart blackberries, prunes and some caramel lingering in the background. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry texture and an average length finish.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

TedE
Opera Bar Organic Pale Ale 2
Schooner on tap. Faint hop nose. Light steady carbonation. Thin film on top. Light body, grainy taste, slight lemon in the finish. Another in an increasing list of ’aussie’ pale ales.
Friday, January 29, 2016

Pointclick
Redoak Chateau Sour 3.6
barman ruined this beer although i made it out. he poured it with the cup upright at redoak in Sydney, head was to big. a good note of cherry, nice and sour not over powering and easy to drink. it was not really a deep cherry color so it wasn’t to heavy in cherry. nice and sweet, its really all i can say for this beer.
Thursday, December 10, 2015

DavidAust
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 2.7
330ml bottle. Poured into a stemmed larger glass. Oh what a disappointment. Mostly because of the hype around Redoak - "Australia’s most awarded brewery" - well no awards for this one. Aroma was nice and surprisingly malty. Appearance was poor with very little head no matter how lively the pour and it settled to between barely a ring of foam to nothing (I had three). Colour was a dark straw to golden colour. A little cloudy depending upon whether you get the sediment out or not. Taste was mild. No hops, no bitterness, minimal malt - just bland. Not horrible, but nothing to notice. Palate was short. I’ve had better macro beers, and this was reminiscent of an average home brew. Will try others from Redoak, because it can only be up from here (I hope).
Friday, November 20, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Weizen Doppelbock 4.1
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Listed at 9.0% ABV.
Rich, smooth, sweet, vinous, dates, port wine, some scotch whisky, bourbon taste. Sweet, alcohol, port wine aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clear, dark deep reddish brown color, white to off-white head. Sweet, alcohol, vinous, malty, light of raisin scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Hop Bender 3.5
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Hoppy, citrus, bitter, resin, toasted taste. Some marmalade aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Clear copper color, off-white head with lacing. Malty, caramel, hoppy scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Miss Flannery 2.6
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Malty, slight roasted, acidic taste. Acidic, light roasted, some chocolate aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clear brown color, off-white head. Malty light roasted scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak American Pale Ale 3.7
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Fruity, hoppy, citrus taste. Perfume, citrus aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Light hazy golden color, white head. Fruity, hoppy, apricots scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Dr Paddy’s Elixir 3.4
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Malty, grainy, light roasted taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clear dark red to black color, tan head. Sweet, light roasted scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Märzen Lager 2.3
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
At 5.6% ABV.
"German Dark Lager".
Malty, grainy, light roasted, a bit acidic taste. Metallic, acidic aftertaste. Clear brown color, teal head with lacing. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Acidic, malty, grainy scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Harvest Lager 2.9
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Malty, honey, jasmine, herbal taste. Floral, perfume aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low to very low bitterness. Clear pale golden color, white head. Malty, leafy herbal, slight hoppy scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Honey Ale 2.7
Draught as part of a paddle at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on October 13, 2015.
Marked as 4.5% ABV.
Malty, light honey taste. Dry aftertaste. Medium light mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clear straw yellow color, white head. Malty, grainy scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

gnoff
Redoak Felda’s Weiss 2.7
Draught at the brewpub/cellar door in Sydney, on October 8, 2015.
Very murky yellow color, white head. Yeasty, spicy, banana taste. Banana, herbal aftertaste. Medium low but still sort of fizzy mouthfeel. Lowish to low bitterness. Fairly fresh, banana scent.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

StevieT
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 2.9
From a bottle. Pours cloudy with a lasting head, slight citrus aroma over the malt, mild lemon flavour. Nice
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Wim
Redoak Dr Paddy’s Elixir 3.3
at the redoak brewpub taster dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt chocolat aroma a roasted chocolate malt bitter sweet taste with a bitter finish
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Wim
Redoak Hop Bomb 3.3
at the redoak brewpub taster amber coloured body with an off white head and with a citrus fruity hop aroma a fruity sweet dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Wim
Redoak St Nicholas 3.2
at the redoak brewpub taster hazy pale amber coloured body with an off white head and with a spicy malt hop aroma a spicy malt hop fruity bitter taste with a bitter finish
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Wim
Redoak American Pale Ale 3.1
at redoak brewpub taster golden blond colored body with a white head and a spicy hop aroma a spicy herby fruity hop bitter taste with a bitter finish
Sunday, August 09, 2015

RafeAU
Redoak Christmas Cheer 3.5
Tasting at Plonk. Malty dark ale with a hint of fruit, not much spice. they don’t dominate, which is good, but I would like a hint more in a Christmas beer. decent dark ale for winter but not really Christmassy.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

TedE
Redoak Irish Red Ale 2.6
Pint on tap at brew house. Slight sour hop nose. Brown/red beer with thin white head. Slight carbonation with malt background. Finish is faintly fruity, possibly served too cold.
Friday, June 05, 2015

mkel07
Redoak Brett on the High Seas 3.1
On tap at Brewhouse Brisbane 300515. Slight head atop a dark amber beer. Malty flavour with a sweetish finish. First Redoak beer I have seen on tap outside of Sydney. Not sour at all.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

floydian1
Redoak Hop Bomb 4.3
Draught @ Redoak. A lovely smooth and hoppy Belgian Triple IPA with big citrus fruity notes and Belgian yeasts on the nose and palate. Finishes dry and bitter. Clean and balanced.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

anstei
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 3.1
330ml bottle. Pours yellow with a medium head. Hoppy smell, hints of oranges, grassy. Dry and smooth, but could have a more intense taste.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

stevoj
Redoak Hop Bomb 3.6
Very smooth for a 9% ABV beer. Warmth comes in way after the fact. Deep amber color with thick fluffy head. Gentle hoppy aroma, hops and malt blend well in the taste. Not overblown hops as you would expect from a triple IPA.
Monday, April 13, 2015

TedE
Redoak X One Bitter 2.6
On tap at brewhouse. 5%. Minimal aroma. Maybe some hops. Clear amber beer with no carbonation. Clean mineral water mouthfeel with abrupt finish. Nice, but served too cold for a bitter. Easy drinking, gets better as it warms.
Saturday, February 21, 2015

TedE
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 1.8
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Hoppy fruity nose, lightly citric, grassy. Pours a hazy golden amber with thin white head. Medium carbonation. Watery feel with a little bitterness. Abrupt finish is bland and indifferent. Tiny hop note.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Maris
Redoak Christmas Cheer 2.8
From a 330ml bottle on 2/1/2015. Pours a deep red amber with almost no head. The aroma is primarily light cinnamon. Flavour wise, there’s a little chocolate and caramel malt, a hint of dark fruit and more cinnamon, but it doesn’t really jump out at you. Light bodied with average to lively carbonation. Everything about this beer is quite subdued and a bit underwhelming. Not great.
Thursday, January 01, 2015

jfb
Redoak Eisbock 4
(bottle, many thanks to karin for this gem!) clear deep ruby colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of heavy bread dough and hazelnuts, with some big notes of marzipan, cherry syrup, milk chocolate, fudge, sugar icing and cornflakes. flavour is mostly brown sugar, fudge and yeast, not too sweet, with a hint of bubble gum, dried grapes and just a touch of alcohol in the light-bitter walnut finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation. impressive!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Justa
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 3.5
Really enjoyable beer, nice malty taste with not a lot of aroma, with a nice light colour
Monday, November 24, 2014

Christpuncher
Redoak Light German Lager 2.2
All garbage. Malty and horribly flavored. I would rather drink keystone than this abortion of a beer. Stay away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sevenlee
Redoak Hop Bomb 3.8
Pours dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, pine, fruit and plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet of fresh pine, fruit and plenty of hops although the moniker of "hop bomb" might be misplaced. Wouldn’t know it’s 9%. Good stuff.
Monday, November 03, 2014

didierlewallon
Redoak Winter In The Rye 3.4
Es una cerveza de color rojo oscuro con una pequeña cabeza de color blanquecina. Aroma de malta tostada, centeno y especias. Sabor de malta tostada, caramelo y frutas. Amargor medio. Buena cerveza.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sevenlee
Redoak Weizen Doppelbock 3.7
Pours a dark cloudy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, banana, yeast, caramel and some vanilla. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a smoothly malty yeasty finish. Very good.
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sevenlee
Redoak American Pale Ale 3.4
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, grass and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a mild hoppy finish.
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sevenlee
Redoak Belgian IPA 3.7
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, citrus, yeast, fruit and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Nice.
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sevenlee
Redoak Paddy’s Craic 3.5
Pours a red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and some nuts. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a big malty finish.
Thursday, October 09, 2014

KeefOz
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 2.5
Tasted 9/9/2014 Sydney Airport. BB 10 01 15. Poured a clear amber colour with a few white bubbles as a collar. Lacing nil. Carbonation very very low with very rare coarse bubbles. Aroma with low level nice spiciness and possibly a hint of citrus. Taste with spices and hints of sweetish citrus. Light body, a bit thin. Slightly sweet followed by low level bitterness on the finish. Average.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Capa
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 2.3
Earthy hops, dirt, grain were all I could pick out of this one. Easily the most disappointing Redoak of the night’s session.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capa
Redoak Paddy’s Craic 3.7
Deep reddish in color with an off-white head. Nutty aroma with sweet malt, a bit of chocolate in the back. Medium bodied. Flavor has the nutty notes, caramel malt, light hazelnut, chocolate, and very light earth tones. Very enjoyable.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capa
Redoak Schwarzbier 3.5
Black with a tan head. Roasted malts, a bit burnt malt. Flavor is similar with a touch of cocoa bittersweetness. Medium bodied. Good schwarz.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capa
Redoak Summer Lager 3.1
Clear yellow with a white head. More intense of a cereal grain aroma than I expected. Flavor is similar with light herbal notes. Lightly crisp on the end. Decent lager but too grainy for a summer lager.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capa
Redoak American Pale Ale 3.7
Citrus, light resinous hops, and sweet candied fruit. Light malt profile. Medium body. Crisp finish. Very nice.
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Danev76
Redoak Pommy Bitter 3.7
Nice fruit hop aroma. Clear amber golden colour with little head. Very bitter hop flavour with citrus fruits in the finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Danev76
Redoak Blackberry Hefeweizen 3.6
Blackberry aroma. Clear golden colour with too much head. Very tart blackberry flavour with smooth finish. Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation.
Friday, August 08, 2014

Stew41
Redoak Schwarzbier 3.2
A mild heavy weight for the style. Chocolate, faint roast and just a touch of peat and earth. Wasn’t expecting the latter. Nice drinking although like most of the genre won’t blow you away.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Danev76
Redoak Belgian Chocolate Stout 3.5
Dark chocolate aroma. Very black colour with poor head. Dark chocolate flavor with long aftertaste. Heavy body with high to medium carbonation.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ShaneJ
Redoak Organic Pale Ale 3.3
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2013). Clear amber/gold, 1cm white head, a solid Pale, some earthy hop characters, fruity, citrus/grassy bitterness, mild caramel malt, nice earthy bitter finish.
Friday, June 20, 2014

ShaneJ
Redoak Christmas Cheer 3.1
Bottle from Plonk (December 2013). Clear mahogany, creamy off-white head, lots of fruits and spices in the aroma and flavour, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, preserved cherries, mild bitterness, sweet spicy finish. Nice enough.
Friday, June 20, 2014