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Red Donkey - Santorini Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santorini Brewing Company visit their website
Greece

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 6string on 04-29-2014)
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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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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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Red Donkey from Santorini Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.