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Santorini Crazy Donkey

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Brewed by Donkey Santorini Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Santorini (Thira), Greece
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: Brewed with Santorini Assyrtiko (2011) must and Nelson Sauvin hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark hazy amber with full creamy head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel and light tropical fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, sourdough, bitter grapefruit. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fajry (1153) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, skoro bez peny. Vôňa ovocná, kvasnicová, chmeľová. Chuť sladová, jemne sladká, trošku štiplavá na jazyku. Príjemná jemne horká a na jazyku suchá dochuť.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow golden. Aroma hops, fruits, yeast. Taste hops, fruits-strawberries, yeast. Bitter aftertaste. Taste was quite unclean for me- to much yeast. 

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_Cat (40) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 14, 2015
75cl shared bottle at a friend’s house. Pours hazy orange with small lasting white head. Complex aromas reminding me of Greek white wine, some wine sourness on the tongue as aftertaste too. Caramel malt leaves characteristic sweetness but hops take over after all, summer fruits like grapes and apricot, heavily hoppy with the expected bitterness, pine, grass, citrus and, possibly, grapefruit, creamy mouthfeel, dry and bitter finish . A well balanced brew. Was excellently paired with fresh pasta and homemade tomato-basil sauce from homegrown vegetables (thanks for the dinner!) Probably the best Greek IPA I’ve had so far, also rare to find in Athens. A very refreshing stunning brew from a promising microbrewery that has set high standards for the local industry. Thumbs up, Santorini!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2322) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle by Cuso, thanks. Pours hazy orange color, white head. Aroma of strawberries, hoppy. Taste is medium bitter, strawberries, citrusy hoppy, yeasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (3175) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Kind of stale hoppy aroma despite efforts made to brimg it fresh and good. In taste it is slightly medicinal, sharp. Otherwise hoppy, citrusy, zesty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (6099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle kindly donated by friend, many thanks. Orange color with small white head. Nice hoppy bitter aroma. Taste, solid malty base with citrus hops, medicinal notes. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
From bottle at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber with a small, off white head. Aroma has hops, toasted malts, earthy, plenty caramel, some horse. Taste is sweet and fruity up front with some toasty caramel, and a hoppy, bitter finish. Medium full body and average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (205) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2015 Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4835) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from the brewery, 5/28/15

Aroma: The aroma is oddly reminiscent of the local assyrtiko grape, a little earthy, grassy, lemon, and pale malt
Appearance: It pours a rather murky darker orange color with a thick frothy beige head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly balanced, strong malt presence, lightly sweet, with a good, hearty hop bitterness as well
Palate: The body is medium, with an average carbonation, this one had a decent, but not great, overall feel
Overall Impression: Had a small sample of this at the brewery and I wasn’t that impressed, but I got a bottle anyway since it’s still more interesting than pretty much any other domestic beer I have found in Greece. As I’m drinking this bottle I’m enjoying it more though, so I’m going to give it a better score than I would have off the sample. Must be the water!


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