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Windsor & Eton Brew 440 Red Rye Beer

Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Specialty Grain
Windsor, England
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Cask; Special.

We’re really excited to launch our first collaborative beer of 2013! We’ve teamed up with American brewer Steve Schmidt, who has won many awards for his beers over the last 20 years. He has spent the last 3 years as Head Brewer at Meantime in Greenwich but is about to return to the States to start his own brewery. Steve is a resident of Windsor, so after a long journey home, he’s often popped in for a beer and discussed doing a Rye brew together – so here it is.

The beer has been brewed using Rye Pale malt and Rye crystal malt and has a reddish hue and distinct ‘bread crust’ flavour notes. It is hopped with a new American variety of hop called El Dorado which has a soft fruit character. At 5.8%, Brew 440 is perfect to provide some ‘central heating’ during this cold weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
(Cask at King’s Arms, Bethnal Green, London, 23 Apr 2015) Reddish amber colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, rye bread and red fruit. Malty, fruity taste with rye bread, red fruit, citrus and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty, with a distinct spicy rye character. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Aroma: some floral hops, El Dorado, grain malts, some caramel. Appearance: clear amber, off-white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: very malty, grain and cereals, some floral hops, flat carbonation, turning light dry in the long finish. Overall: decent Rye, palate is very intense, aroma could be stronger. Pint at the Bree Louise, Euston.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4209) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the brewery, red with a medium big cream coloured head, piney hop nose, toffee on the palate, light spices and more resin. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask at Maidenhead beer festival 2014. A dark amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, caramel, rye aroma. Tastes malty, caramel, rye, slightly fruity. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Cask at The Harp, Charing Cross. Pours a darkish amber brown with a slightly off white head. Light orange and rye bread aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's light choc, ash, light rum, wood, leaves, light toffee, rye bread toast... Quite sweet with a nice bitter finish. Well balanced and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at Queens Head, Kings Cross. Sweet, rouge beer. Slightly cereal. Good balance of hops. Sweet, tasty and moreish. Accompanied by jazz pianist. Great pub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ng9beermonkey (43) - ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Nice warming. Not so great head and a bit cloudy so could be towards the end of the barrel. Lovely flavour. Dry. Burnt toast but still a bit sweet and then leaving to a long long dry finish. Shows all its 5.8 strength. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth beer fest preview night 26/03/14. Aroma is spicy fresh rye grains, hedgerow hops. Nice copper red colour with a lasting ogg white head. Flavour is raspberry, flat nutty spicy malts. Some tart fruits. Grainy palate with medium sweet caramel. Pretty good nice rye character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ EBF14 2013, 14th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

Clear medium red - amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, candy, light to moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, candy sweet, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130328]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at The Windsor and Eton brewery. Rye beers give a solid chewy base when done well and this fits the bill. Red fruit coming through too.

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