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Red Donkey | Santorini Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santorini Brewing Company
Greece | website

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by 6string on 04-29-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23
Reviews by Brabander:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of OlaB
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Amber color , cloudy gives off a thin white head , carbonation seems moderate , i can see bits of yeast flowing around in the glass so it is unfiltered

S: Flavours tends to be citrus fruits , some honey from santorini , and hops

T: Taste is much as in the flavours . citrus fruits,yeast , hop bitterness in the aftertaste

F: Medium bodied , the bitterness is ok balanced.

O: I was pleased to find craft beers in Santorini in my vacation there. compared to the boring lagers you tend to find from the greek breweries , this beer was a really suprise. This is a good edition of a beer and i hope that it get more exiting beers in Greek

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MarcoMignola
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Persistent, foamy white head. The body is deep orange colored but brilliant, with a not eccesive carbonation.
Smell: it faint even if you can smell a bit of grapefruit.
Taste: Fruity aroma, not so persistent, mandarin and grapefruit. The herbal hops made it semi-dry but not bitter.

Decent red ale, fresh and certainly highly drinkable.

If you go to Santorini is a must! (Better for sure than wine)

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Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Ajandar
4.48/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is probably the best Greek beer I've had. Poured into a pint glass. It pours a lighter reddish-copper, not as red as most of the beers of this type that I've tried. Consistent but not overwhelming head, thin lacing on the glass. Noticeably soft mouthfeel. Less overt malt flavor than you might expect from a red, but still very good. Give it a try if you're in Greece and looking for a good local brew.

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Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MTBruce
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of 6string
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of the 33cl bottle into my handy dandy Pils glass. The head was about an inch thick, soft, but was quick to clear. As I sipped, there wasn't much lacing on the glass.

The beer looks to be a cross from a Golden Ale and an Irish Red. I say that as in certain light it's clearly an Amber, but in bright light you can't deny the Golden hue. My favorite kind!

For aroma, I catch heavy hints of acidic fruits, i.e. lemon, orange. It isn't very potent, but the notes are there.

The taste is fantastic. The bottle claims "Always unfiltered and fresh." It's crisp, light on the palate, and doesn't linger for very long. That signature Amber bite is right on the end, which is a perfect ending note. I catch hints of honey, oat, and ginger, but none of these are too over-powering, nor present the feeling as if one is fighting over the other.

A solid beer, I'm sad I didn't find the beer until my last day in Santorini; I really would have liked to grab this on on tap. I'm partial to Irish Reds, Ambers and Golden Ales...this beer is right up my alley. It belongs right next to your lunch plate on a warm day, or at the cookout party in the ice chest. I'd easily buy again, and in more quantity!

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Photo of Justindemino
2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kamilgracki
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobmus
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Offa
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a surprising find in Greece, especially in water-starved Santorini: a craft beer and one that's not a pale lager. It was also a very enjoyable strong pale ale and great with food.

Pale amber, slightly cloudy, medium off-white head.

Aroma is honey, orange and tropical fruits, hint of caramelised bread.

Taste is nice, dry bread, raisin, orange-spicy hop, yeasty and zesty.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red Donkey from Santorini Brewing Company
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