Dainton family brewery ‘red eye’ rye ale


image“Fueled by rage, mysticism and pure evilness, the Red Eye Rye is a sessionable beer that continues to offer more depth every time you sip away. Sure you are selling your soul as you do so, but the fruity aromatics, spicy hint of rye and delicate caramel notes will ease you conscience as you slip into the darkness of pure sin. Best enjoyed in the company of your annoying family.¬†No family members were harmed in the making of this beer”.

This is the first we’ve ever heard about this little family micro-brewery who are situated in North Melbourne, Victoria. Served in a shaker glass the deep amber pour presents appealing copper red hues. The 2 finger beige head struggles to maintain and eventually collapsed to a thin film over the top. Laced reasonably well. In addition to the gorgeous aroma of spicy rye, a scintillating combination of hops including Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy & Columbus give off wafts of resinous pine, grass, mango,¬†grapefruit and passion fruit. Caramel malts and doughy undertones provide a good balance while a subtle honey-like sweetness fills it out nicely. In the mouth it feels smooth and silky with medium carbonation. Medium-full bodied. The fore-flavour presents sweet fruity notes, quickly followed by an assertive hop bitterness that develops late and carries through the mid-palate. Pine, rye malt and subtle caramel linger on the palate nicely, displaying great balance and duration. Only 4.8% ABV so the depth in aroma and flavour are all due to excellent brewing. An extremely tasty brew from this relatively new Aussie micro brewery. Really good offering here.