Red Donkey | Santorini Brewing Company

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Santorini Brewing Company

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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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: dark amber color with some ruby red and light purple notes. not much head

s: amber malt, lemongrass, caramel, dry crackers

t: caramel, light brown sugar, earthy tea leaves, grapefruit rinds. finish is sweet caramel malt

m: medium mouthfeel with mid-level carbonation

o: enjoyable to drink a few. not much going on in the flavor, but it achieves a nice balance of what is in there. however, the style is also not supposed to be overly-complicated so it works

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Photo of rex_4539
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Murky color, one finger off white head, nice lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, malts.

T: Malty, bready, hoppy, sweet. Lovely.

F: Very drinkable and refreshing.

O: Really nice beer from Santorini.

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Photo of MarcoMignola
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.48/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkQ617
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of 6string
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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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2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Red Donkey from Santorini Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 29 ratings