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Red Eye Rye - Dainton Family Brewery

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Red Eye Rye
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 2.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dainton Family Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 03-01-2014)
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Reviews by Kroehny_Loves_Hops:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Pours a clear, faintly red-hued amber, but possibly not even dark enough to be out of the category of an IPA. Head forms a thin mesh of off-white, leaving a few specks of lace as it goes. Body is quite light, although the carbonation is fine. Looks decent enough.

Nose is pleasant enough, with a muted hop presence giving a decent dollop of fruit above some lingering sweetness. There's a slight herbal tone to the hops as it warms a little, but the fruit-salad component genuinely wins out. Decent again, without being spectacular.

Taste is clean and rather good. Light, hoppy and fragrant while avoiding being overblown, but then bolstered by a solid malt presence which holds up the back of the palate. Lingering flavours suggest pineapple and papaya, with a sweetness and body that steps in to support it. The mouthfeel seems fuller as a result as well.

Yep, overall, this is pretty decent and tasty stuff. It smacks a little bit of "seen this before", and has an atmosphere of generic craft to it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's not a beer that redefines a genre, but it's a fairly solid interpretation.

Photo of admiral
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Mosant
4/5  rDev +2.8%

I had a 500ml bottle.
Appearance: golden amber to red colour with off-white malt coloured head that remains and has legs.
Flavour: warm toasty caramel toffee malt flavours and a creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation which suits the style and flavour. Nice bitter palate and finish makes this a great tasting beer. Definitely a keeper.
Aroma: this beer excels in aroma. Fresh and strongly evident fruits and pine. Even my wife liked the aroma here and recalled honey notes. As the beers warm towards the end of the glass I'm getting more caramel and "stickeys" on the nose.
Overall: this is a cracker beer. I loved the warm malty flavours, mild bitter finish, creamy medium body and fruit hop aromas. A beer to try again.

Red Eye Rye from Dainton Family Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.