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Kinnegar Rustbucket Rye Ale

Brewed by Kinnegar Brewing
Style: Specialty Grain
Rathmullan, Co Donegal, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
keg and bottled,regular
(originally Exclusively available to the customers of Letterkenny’s An Grianán Theatre.)
Rust bucket is a balance of rye and barley malt. The rye gives it a little spiciness which combines nicely with the hops which contribute a citrussy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbomb65 (46) - Dunmore, County Galway, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2016
from bottle pours a hazy amber colour with a small head and a little lacing. A citrussy and hoppy nose, pine resin and fruity. Taste of orange marmalade and some toasted grain and hoppy bitterness, slight spicy note, good carbonation but not much rye only faint. Decent enough beer though, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1019) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2016
Draught at The Beirhaus. Almost clear gold with decent lacing. Malty with tropical hops. Fairly dry with good bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmcd123 (7) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
Bottle bought from Donegal. Didn’t know what to expect from this, but what a beer! Drank this last night so cant quite remember the exact tastes/smells etc. But what a beer. Never had a rye ale before. Nice fluffy head, clear amber colour. Taste wise its delightful. One of the best beers Ive tried in a while. Keep an eye on Kinnegar!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (165) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Plenty of pine-y, orange Cascade hops on the nose, albeit slightly earthy at the same time. Body and taste more subtle/thinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Mum and Dad. Hazed orange / amber coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is orange marmalade, jammy fruits, hoppy, rye grains, light resin. Flavour is composed of toasted grains, some rye, rusty penny, orange jam, mineral. Assertive slightly rough hop bitterness. Palate is spritzy, chalky, high carbonation . decent hoppy red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (266) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2015
Pours dark orange amber and retains a small white head. Medium to high carbonation. Smells hoppy and is reasonably bitter in the mouth but not really bitter at all in the finish. Citrus fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle shared by John Nolan @Johnny’s Off License (thank you Johnny!). Pours amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is delicate malty, cereals, light caramel, citrus, resin. Flavour is perfectly balanced, medium malty and sweet with a nice bitter end. Medium body, medium to light carbonation. So balanced, with a classic anglosaxon touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1584) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at Johnny Off L. beer shop in Rome-Italy, courtesy of John Nolan. Many thanks. Pours a clear amber color, tick off white foamy head. Nose: resin, American hops, caramel highlights. Mouth: oily, some cara orientation, clean rye feel, bitter finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from Drink Store in Dublin. Amber with a big frothy off white head. Nice resinous pine aroma. The taste is spicy with lots of pine and a little caramel in the background. Quite a pleasant surpris. Full flavoured and tasty. Just a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle shared with Linh and Scarlett in Ireland. Pours a deep Amber body with nice haze and white lacing. Aroma is light rye with faint dank character. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of light rye, grain and pine hop.

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