Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe Reviews




Pyobon
3
Redoak Bloody Wit
(On tap) Hazy yellow with small white head. Citrus aroma. Light body well carbonated. Taste is a little thin with oranges not strongly apparent. Pleasant.
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pyobon
3
Redoak Brett on the High Seas
(On tap) Clear golden with short lived white head. Nice aroma - citrus with yeasty funky notes. Light body nicely carbonated. Taste is tart citrus with earthy notes. Pleasant refreshing, Brett character not as prominent as I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, June 29, 2017

craftyrocker
2.7
Redoak Organic Pale Ale
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).
Sunday, June 18, 2017

craftyrocker
3.7
Redoak Global IPA
Memory rate for a tulip glass of Global IPA on tap at Redoak on 8/3/2017, part of their main range. Bought after it made an impression as part of a tasting paddle. Amber with a big white head. This was my first IPA and I made no notes. I just remember overwhelming bitterness and hops. One of the only higher tier beers at the Euro-focused Redoak. Will eventually rerate. $11.50 for a 400-420mL tulip glass with too much foam in place of beer. On the day I initially had 120mL as part of a pricey meat tasting board, paired with a lamb kofta canape - an amazing combo. However a 4x120mL paddle with 4 finger sized canapes for $30 is price gouging.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

craftyrocker
3.5
Redoak Murphy’s Brew Irish Stout
285mL on tap at Redoak, part of their permanent tap range. Appearance: Black with a tan head which drops down to a ring. No lacing. Aroma: Sweet roasted malts, chocolate. Taste: Follows the nose and with coffee notes. Moderate bitterness which keeps the taste on your palate. Tastes great! Mouthfeel: Creamy head. Average body. Low carbonation per the style. Overall: Great dark stout.
Friday, June 9, 2017

craftyrocker
2.1
Redoak American Pale Ale
285mL on tap at Redoak, unfortunately part of their permanent taps. Appearance: Dark yellow. No lacing. Aroma: Pale malt, not much else going on. Taste: Pale malt, light citrus hops with a herbal finish. Very restrained flavours and low bitterness. 4+ Mouthfeel: Slightly watery. Low-moderate carbonation. Overall: Disappointing APA which does not match Redoak’s description. Tastes more like a tame English pale ale. Definitely related to Redoak’s poor Organic Pale Ale. I only got it because the Global IPA was sold out. Does Redoak know what a modern APA is? Also, why is the average rating for this actually decent?
Friday, June 9, 2017

bitterlady
2.9
Redoak Gaelic Red
Ruby glow, thin creamy head, rust and sugar cane, this is a tasty number. The sweetness has a caramel intensity though very light on the palate. After a few more sips it feels a little more refreshing and effervesant, strawberry sherbet finish, lemony notes grow as it warms in your palm.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

TedE
2.9
Redoak Gaelic Red
Pint on tap at brewery. Hazy red/brown beer with solid white head. Sour grain nose. Full-bodied, zingy, creamy. Touch of fruit and dough in the sweet finish. Not bad, drinkable.
Saturday, April 8, 2017

LesArgen
3.9
Redoak Red IPA
It’s nice to be smashing a pony of this on the premises on a Monday afternoon. There’s an intriguing mix of aromas, including apricot, nougat and spearmint. They’re all prominent in the mouth, together with honey and - thanks to the previous reviewer of this beer - metal filings. Perfect description. A very enjoyable and thoroughly different IPA.
Monday, January 30, 2017

Night_Cap
3.1
Redoak Gaelic Red
Draught (at the Redoak). Brown with a small white head that is average lasting. Aroma is of perfumed/floral hops with sweet biscuit malts, gooseberries, blackcurrants and grainy/bread. Flavour is a light floral bitterness with sweet biscuit malts, bread crusts, cranberries, nuts and notes of grain in the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation, a watery texture and an average length finish.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Night_Cap
4.2
Redoak Eisbock
Bottle 330ml (at the Redoak). Labelled as ‘Redoak Ice Breaker’. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy dark brown. Head is small, lightly tanned quickly dissipates. Aroma is extremely rich and malty with notes of muscat soaked fruit cake, muscatels, caramelized dates, burnt toffee, chocolate and toasted raisin bread. Flavour is exceptionally smooth, with virtually no bitterness at all; toasted malts, burnt toffee, caramelized dates, sultana’s, muscat, rum and raisin chocolate and notes of earthy oak in the finish. Full bodied with very light carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a good length finish. Remarkably well balanced and smooth giving the ABV.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Night_Cap
4.3
Redoak Special Reserve
Bottle 250ml -2012(?) vintage (at the Redoak) - cellared for 4 years(?). Served at cellar temperature. Pours a hazy dark brown (almost black). Head is small, lightly tanned and quickly dissipates. Aroma is extremely powerful and complex with notes of French oak barrels, roasted malts, burnt caramel sauce, treacle, burnt fruit cake, overripe figs, leather and a touch of smoke and tar. Flavour is vinous with intense notes of toasted oak, pedro ximenez (sherry), vanilla, burnt caramelized dates, overripe figs, dark cherries, rum chocolate, tobacco and notes of tarred cedar in the finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, an oily texture and a superlatively long, oaked finish. Wow!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 8, 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 5, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 5, 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