Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe Reviews




DavidAust
1
Redoak Gaelic Red
On tap at the brew pub / brew cafe. Another poor showing. I’d have more luck finding hazelnuts and chocolate at a weight watchers convention than in this beer. NOT amber red - slightly reddish brown. NOT Malty, NOT sweet and NOT nutty. Bitter perhaps. Could be OK if I wasn’t expecting something different. And that is the problem with Redoak. i.e. On any of their beers; I just don’t get a match between their descriptions and the beer they serve me.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DavidAust
1.9
Redoak Pommy Bitter
How this won a beer award is beyond my understanding. Perhaps it was because it was different and appealed to jaded taste buds as it is not like other English bitters - good or bad. Aroma is mild with hints of florals and malts, but hardly noticeable. The appearance is nothing special with a thin head that fades quickly. Taste is weird with the most memorable flavour being of Tang. Watery, served too cold and just off in general. And all this at the brewery cafe itself - so this should be the beer at it’s best.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DavidAust
2
Redoak The Toffee Yank
On tap at the brew pub in Sydney. Low nose with hints of citrus. Redish brown with low head and no lacing. Hardly any malt characteristics despite being marketed as high malt flavour. The was a hint of tropical fruit / mango before the finish which was the nicest part of the beer - but not what it is supposed to be. Very poor showing.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DavidAust
2.2
Redoak Irish Red Ale
Disappointment in a glass. On tap at the Redoak brewhouse. Love red ales, but this was low on aroma, low on flavour with a leaning towards bitter rather than malt. Overall just not a nice tasting beer.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

mcberko
3.3
Redoak American Pale Ale
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of citrus hops and biscuity malt - very nice balance. Flavour is robust with lots of floral hops, some citrus and biscuity malt. Well-balances and floral on the finish. Very nice.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Redoak All Day Breakfast
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma is very restrained, with a soft pillowy wheaty quality. Flavour is monolithic, with lots of soft wheat dominating, with a slightly bitter finish. Not a whole lot going on here, but it’s clean enough. Meh.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
3
Redoak Paddy’s Big Stout
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and powdery dry cocoa. Flavour brings out dry cocoa and toasted malt, with a slightly weird vegetal astringency. Decent stuff.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.8
Redoak The Toffee Yank
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a copper bronze with a small white head. Aroma is quite restrained, with toasted bready notes. Flavour has notes of toasted bready malt, quite a bit of toffee, and ending on a slightly astringent finish. Decently balanced, but a little rough.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.9
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is restrained, with notes of cereal malt and biscuity notes. Flavour is similar, with dry biscuity malt and very restrained hoppiness. Not much going on here, but it’s clean.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.9
Redoak Gaelic Red
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is very laid back, with toasted bread and a little toffee. Flavour is along the same lines, with toasted bready notes and a little toffee. Restrained but well-balanced. Fairly sweet finish. Decent.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
3
Redoak Belgian Witbier
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a cloudy dull blonde with a small white head. Aroma is very laid back, with very restrained wheat. Flavour is very soft, with pillowy wheat and cereal malt. Not really any coriander or citrus. Decent.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Redoak Special Strong Bitter
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out astringent metallic hops and toasted malt. Flavour is fairly astringent, with lots of floral metallic hoppiness and soapy finish. Like an amped up version of the Pommy Bitter, with all the same issues. Decent.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Redoak Pommy Bitter
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is quite pronouncedly hoppy, with lots of English hops. Flavour is very earthy, with a metallic tinge to it, along with subdued English hops and floral soapiness. Not a big fan - needs tweaking.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Redoak Honey Ale
On tap at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out light honey and cereal malt. Flavour is lightly sweet, with honey upfront and dry cereal malt. Decent for what it is.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

beerhex
4
Redoak American Pale Ale
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
3.4
Redoak Pommy Bitter
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
3.5
Redoak Winter In The Rye
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
2
Opera Bar Organic Pale Ale
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
3.6
Redoak Chateau Sour
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
2.7
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
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). Update: 20/7/2016 Had this on tap at the brew pub / brew cafe. Same opinion - even though this was straight from the tap. The biggest thing to note though is that this is unfortunately the best of their range.
Friday, November 20, 2015

gnoff
4.1
Redoak Weizen Doppelbock
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
3.5
Redoak Hop Bender
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
2.6
Redoak Miss Flannery
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
3.7
Redoak American Pale Ale
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
3.4
Redoak Dr Paddy’s Elixir
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
2.3
Redoak Märzen Lager
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
2.9
Redoak Harvest Lager
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
2.7
Redoak Honey Ale
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
2.7
Redoak Felda’s Weiss
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
2.9
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
From a bottle. Pours cloudy with a lasting head, slight citrus aroma over the malt, mild lemon flavour. Nice
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Wim
3.3
Redoak Dr Paddy’s Elixir
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
3.3
Redoak Hop Bomb
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
3.2
Redoak St Nicholas
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
3.1
Redoak American Pale Ale
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
3.5
Redoak Christmas Cheer
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
2.6
Redoak Irish Red Ale
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
3.1
Redoak Brett on the High Seas
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
4.3
Redoak Hop Bomb
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
3.1
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
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
3.6
Redoak Hop Bomb
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
2.6
Redoak X One Bitter
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
1.8
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
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
2.8
Redoak Christmas Cheer
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
4
Redoak Eisbock
(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
3.5
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
Really enjoyable beer, nice malty taste with not a lot of aroma, with a nice light colour
Monday, November 24, 2014

Christpuncher
2.2
Redoak Light German Lager
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
3.8
Redoak Hop Bomb
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
3.4
Redoak Winter In The Rye
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
3.7
Redoak Weizen Doppelbock
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
3.4
Redoak American Pale Ale
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