craftyrocker (81) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2017 halfbaked (48) - - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have on tap at the brewhouse. (way more bland bottled). Golden amber, fast disappearing head, no lacing. Strong aroma of citrus hop. Sweet flavour with less bitterness than I expected. Actually tastes of hop! A beer I like.
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2017 Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 2/6/5/3/11. 330mL bottle from Dan Murphy’s in Sydney ($10 for 4), BB Oct 17. Now the only bottled Redoak beer sold outside their brewpub.
Appearance: Hazy golden. Even with a generous pour, this cannot retain a head.
Aroma: Malt, traces of stonefruit. Strange plasticine smell (could it be the London ale yeast?).
Taste: Malt heavy. A bit of strange funkiness and unexplainable plasticine (more suited to a sour). Does not taste like any other beer but it is still nothing special. Severely lacking hops (even less than 150 Lashes). Almost no bitterness, ends in biscuity malt.
Palate: Average body and carbonation.
Overall: Not offensive but his has plenty of bad reviews since the 2000s. Perhaps Redoak kept it bland to appeal to the masses? $9.50 for 425mL at their brewpub is a rip off. Luckily this is not their best beer (try their Global IPA instead). mcberko (18928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
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. DavidAust (274) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2016 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).
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. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
From a bottle. Pours cloudy with a lasting head, slight citrus aroma over the malt, mild lemon flavour. Nice anstei (2608) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours yellow with a medium head. Hoppy smell, hints of oranges, grassy. Dry and smooth, but could have a more intense taste.
TedE (1478) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2015
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. Justa (16) - - NOV 24, 2014
Really enjoyable beer, nice malty taste with not a lot of aroma, with a nice light colour KeefOz (1913) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
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. Capa (3432) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Earthy hops, dirt, grain were all I could pick out of this one. Easily the most disappointing Redoak of the night’s session. ShaneJ (910) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
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.