Red Hill Brewery Reviews


Davros
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 2.9
Pours dark brown, almost black with an off-white head. Nose shows caramel, booze, resinous hops, molasses. Flavours include treacle, toasty malt, biscuity notes and resinous hops.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

kol89
Red Hill Imperial Stout 3.8
Poured into glass. Dark with a thick brown head. Aroma profile is quiet low. Very creamy feel with low carbonation. Well balanced flavours of coffee and chocolate. A very enjoyable Imperial Stout
Sunday, January 31, 2016

kol89
Red Hill Scotch Ale 4
Bottle into glass. Biscuity and burnt toast aroma. Smooth feel in the mouth with low carbonation. Very well balance of caramel and toasty flavours that linger long after its consumed.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

mkel07
Red Hill The Red Rooster 3.7
300116. Bottle from Beer Cartel. Was a lot darker in colour than I expected with a deep red almost brown colour. There was a tart funkiness that was tasty and also some malt in the background. All in all very good.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

mkel07
Red Hill Bright Red Belgian IPA 3.5
2400116. I donít know but I was surprised at the colour of this beer when I poured it from the bottle into the glass. Red with a trace of pink throughout and an aroma that filled the nose. This is quite a strong beer and it is a good beer to sip and savour.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

KeefOz
Red Hill Bright Red Belgian IPA 2.9
Poured a clouded raspberry colour with 5mm of pink-tinted foam for a head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation high and fine. Aroma subtly of floral hops and sugar sweetness. Taste of sweet fruits followed by a mild bitterness. Medium body. Smooth with a mild tartiness on the finish. More of a pale ale. OK.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

KeefOz
Red Hill Christmas Ale 3.1
Poured a translucent murky orangey amber with 5mm of off-white foam that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of mixed spices and possible pepper with hints of caramel; no obvious alcohol. Taste of mixed spices with hints of sweet malt; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. A nice warming winter ale.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

hawthorne00
Red Hill Bright Red Belgian IPA 3.7
Bottle, 11C. Red with a pink tinged off white head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of spiced sweet dough, hibiscus, cherry, wild herbs, dried orange peel. Quite sweet with dough and jaggery-like sugars, but herbal notes are quite strong and counter the sweetness straight away. Dries out a fair bit at the end. There is some bitterness but itís mainly there as support for the interesting herbal and floral notes. Sorely tempted to knock a point or two off for calling this a Belgian IPA but liked it too well.
Monday, December 14, 2015

StevieT
Red Hill The Red Rooster 3.7
From a bottle. Funky and tarte with a deep malt flavour, well balanced, itís very nice.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

ANZUShophunter
Red Hill Bright Red Belgian IPA 3.7
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Some red ales donít stray far from amber, but this has quite a reddish hue on the pour (I know that Bright was one of the breweries involved but "bright red" is a worthy deScription). Nice floral nose from the hops and hibiscus. An interesting transition through different tastes on the palate like a good Belgian ale. An enjoyable drop.
Friday, November 27, 2015

ladnewton
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.9
On tap at The Local Taphouse, Sydney on 10th September 2015. Reddish brown with thinning off-white foam. Smoky aroma with rich roastiness. Lush roast malt combo in-mouth with smoked meat notes. Smoky, spicy finish. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. Exquisite.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

KeefOz
Red Hill The Red Rooster 2.8
Poured a translucent dark reddish brown with a huge light tan coloured foamy head that retained very well and laced poorly. Carbonation very high and fine. Aroma of very sweet malts, sugars/caramels/toffee and dark fruits. Taste strongly of very sweet malt plus dark fruits, brown sugar with a slight sourness and a slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Light to medium body. Sweet finish. Not my style.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

gam
Red Hill The Red Rooster 3.7
Snowy like head soft looking a dark reddish brown pour soft carbonation aromas hops earthiness rich malts syrup raw sugar caramel rich fruit citrus stone fruit the flavours crisp hops vinous note sugar cane yeast syrup citrus creaminess spice of the yeast note sweet grain falls away some the finish is okay has all the tastes but falls away in depth of character towards the end a pity
Monday, November 02, 2015

hawthorne00
Red Hill The Red Rooster 3.6
Bottle. Bronze with a beige head that settles to a good coat. Earthy and spicy aroma with dark fruits, toffee and the forest floor. Rich but not very sweet with stewed cherries and dried fruit. Earthy and spiced (anise pops out right at the end), a hint of funk. Not quite as involving as the aroma but mellow with well integrated flavours. Another good one in this series.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

mkel07
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.7
Bottle from Wine Emporium 141015. Pours a really deep red colour with a large beige head. Smooth toffee and vanilla flavour with a strong malt backdrop. Pleasant and enjoyable.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

vanvenlo
Red Hill The Bloody Plums 3.1
East of Everything ontap(26-Mar-2015)Fruit light grass aroma.Cloudy light amber,solid head&ringed lace.Light sour fruit herbal funky flavour.Light bitter farmhouse fruit finish&herbal fruit aftertaste.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

vanvenlo
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.2
East of Everything ontap(15-Sep-2015)Sweet spirit fruit herbal biscuit malt aroma.Dark brown,ok head&spider lace.Choc plum herb aroma.Pine roast malt flavour.Pine malt finish&grapefruit malt aftertaste.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lunkie
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.2
Malt hop aroma. Dark brown colour excellent head and lacing. Malt cherry chocolate hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Davros
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.4
Pours brown with a large head. Nose shows some meaty smoke and sweet bready melanoidin notes. Flavours are similar: a mild hit of smoke with some bready sweet malt supporting.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

DeliriumT
Red Hill Scotch Ale 3
Pours a burnt caramel colour with lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet and toasty with a very mild note of solvent. Flavour is caramel and malty with a slight burnt toast aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, September 07, 2015

gam
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.8
Beige head and old Drac would be pleased with the colour rich red full of iron healthy soft medium carbonation aromas caramel coffee grapefruit pine floral the flavours medium strong bitter resin the pine apricot grapefruit caramel toffee cherry floral sweetness grainy note cumquat has body rich yeast spicy note the finish good sweetness crispness malt notes strong bitter resin note very pleasing ale
Friday, September 04, 2015

hawthorne00
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.7
4th in the 10th anniversary series. Bottle. Dark reddish amber with a beige head that settles to a fat coat and lasts well. Dramatic looking beer. Aroma of grapefruit, singed toffee, mocha, some dried fruit, pepper. Medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Sweet with salted brŻlťe caramel, bitter chocolate, some spices. The citrus and other fruit flavours almost disappear. Fairly bitter and a bit salty at the end. Interesting. [3.6]

Cask at Red Hill. Sufficiently dark red that itís almost black. Lasting fat coat of beige head. Silky, lowish carbonation. Flavours a little more open. Really big bitter dark chocolate. Unusual and good.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Niksko
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA 3.3
Pours dark red, basically brown with a very fine light tan head. Nose is citrussy grapefruity hops, a little dark caramel, light sweet smoke almost, almost coffee but not quite, red fruit. Flavor is more of the same. I get red fruit, something I would call coffee, grapefruit, orange, toffee. Medium body, quite bitter finish. Not bad, a little off kilter.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

DeliriumT
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.6
A very poorly named beer. This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a Tripel. Red Hill call this a "red Tripel" as a play on words with the name of the brewery, but it IS a Belgian dark strong ale, and a pretty decent one too. I've marked it down for colour because it looks nothing like a Tripel, but it does look like an enticing DSA. Smells like sticky date pudding drenched in rum and brandy. Tastes like sweet raisiny goodness. Great DSA, they should call it one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, August 06, 2015

gam
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.7
Medium beige head strong medium carbonation rich red brown pour misty look aromas toffee syrup peat ham chocolate caramel the flavours smoke bacon like just off the bone toffee treacle caramel slight sour bitter note goes with the other tastes herbal like flavour or grain the finish nicely made beer good stirring tastes rich smoke bitter sour a good typical Rauchbier
Friday, July 24, 2015

Niksko
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.6
Pours a deep amber with a fluffy off white head. Nose is very meaty smoke, a little beat of peaty burnt rubber, a tiny bit of orangey hop character. Flavor is peaty and meaty smoke on the attack, caramelly sweetness on the mid palate with a little orange and toffee, then much more smoke, burnt toast, hop bitterness, red fruit on the finish. Medium to heavy body, reasonably thick but also smooth. Interesting beer. I dig the smoke character, but the complexity is also here. Good work.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Davros
Red Hill The Bloody Plums 3.3
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows banana, farmhouse Saison notes, hay and grainy notes. Flavours include sweet light malt, hay notes, banana, more Saison yeast. Finishes somewhat dry with mineral chalkiness.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Jado
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.2
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a deep but clear brick red with a sudsy tan head that collapses to a collar. Aromas of apricot, apple, cinnamon, caramel and a little cherry. Taste starts out with some raisins, soft apricot and some fresh apple before a spicy peppery notes comes through in the mid-palate. Hints of cherry, cocoa and lemon towards the end. Relatively light bodied for 9%. Not bad at all.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

KeefOz
Red Hill Batch 1000 2.9
Poured a nearly opaque dark reddish brown with a 5mm light tan head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low. Aroma of malt and dried fruits; alcohol well hidden. Taste of very sweet malt, a trace of spices, virtually no bitterness and alcohol well hidden. Light body. Smooth with spice subtly on the finish; very sweet finish.
Thursday, July 09, 2015

donniemillan
Red Hill Imperial Stout 2.7
Iíve never seen a beer so flat, zero head, just pours like a cold black coffee, strong bitter cocoa flavour, very syrupy mouthfeel.
Friday, July 03, 2015

Samma
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.7
Some residual sugars and almost fruit on the nose. Deep red colour. Very true to tripel style in terms of flavour profile. Big, malt-driven punchiness.
Thursday, July 02, 2015

mkel07
Red Hill Red Smoke 4
Bottle from Wine Emporium, Newstead, 290615. Well balanced level of smokiness that is not too overpowering. Loose layer of foam settles quickly. Smoked meat and campfire spring to mind when you raise the glass to your nose. Smoke is more prevelant in the flavour than the aroma, again not too smokey. Hides the 8% ABV really well.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Samma
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.9
From bottle. Wonderful bacon-forward aroma. Deep amber colour. This is all the good aspects of a rauch. Porky smokiness. Wish Iíd drank this with cheese.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

DavidAust
Red Hill Scotch Ale 3.4
Looks good, great dark head and deep red brown colour. Taste, not quite as strong as Iíd hoped for. Low alcohol (for a scotch ale) might have contributed. Overall OK, but looks better than it tastes. Shame as this breweryís other beers have all been impressive. will go with other brands for my Scotch ales.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

DavidAust
Red Hill Pilsner 3.7
Not a huge nose, clear light honey gold colour, fairly well carbonated despite a weak head. Taste is clean crisp and refreshing with more bitterness at the end than most Australian pilsners. Only mildy bitter though. Really nice Pilsner that I be happy to bring to any BBQ.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

DavidAust
Red Hill Red Smoke 4.3
I donít like smokey beers, but this may have changed my mind. Other people have made good comments so let me just say this - how the hell did they get a hint of bacon (right at the end) into this??!! I purchased more to drink with oysters as this beer is so reminiscent of oysters kilpatrick / smoked oysters and bacon; it is incredible. Not something I would drink regularly, but for an amazing change or for something different / special - this is worth finding and trying.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

StevieT
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.1
From a bottle. Typical aroma, spice and clove flavours, mild sour finish, smooth and tasty.
Friday, June 26, 2015

hawthorne00
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.6
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of rich toffee, smoky glaze, hints of flowers and spices. Sweet and rich with layers of caramel and a surprising hint of chocolate, gentle bitterness with some spices at the end. Lovely soft texture with lowish carbonation. Not overcomplicated. A rather cuddly beer.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Muggus69
Red Hill Red Smoke 3.3
Draught @ GABS Melbourne 2015 Slightly red looking beer. Caramel biscuit on the nose, moderate note of bacony smoke. Medium body surprising for strength, nice smooth texture. Rather pleasant, not too OTT smoke, nice caramel, biscuit, hint of bacon. Pretty good rauch
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

mkel07
Red Hill Batch 1000 4.1
Bottle from Malt Traders 070615. Pours a deep red, almost brown colour. Wispy foam floats acrross the surface. Aroma of plums and other stone fruit. Very plummy flavour that is almost port like.
Sunday, June 07, 2015

gam
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.8
Deep dark red pour beige head medium soft carbonation aromas caramel rich alcohol plums yeast doughy note cherries toffee fig raisins the flavours caramel cherries fig raisin toffee rich alcohol port like doughy note plums good tastes rich body grape touch good crisp note rich the finish lovely triple good hops abound rich malt yeast alcohol body is good bitter salty finish top stuff
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lunkie
Red Hill Batch 1000 2.8
Clear beautiful red colour good head and lacing. Medicinal hop aroma. Cough syrup cherry malt flavour. Smooth palate.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

vanvenlo
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.2
Yep it sure is Red.Sweet medicinal herb aroma.ok head&usher lace.Medicinal sweet fruit herbal flavour.Bitter herbal sweet plum flavour.
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Benzai
Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout 3.5
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, full sized medium brown colored head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, oak, some liquor, some roast. Taste malts, oak, liquorice, softly bitter. Average to decent body, low carbonation.
Friday, May 29, 2015

Benzai
Red Hill Imperial Stout 3.5
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, light roast, a slight hint of black currant and slightly liquorice. Taste malts, lightly liquorice, a touch of caramel and lightly hops in the background. Average to decent body, average to medium carbonation.
Friday, May 29, 2015

Countbeer
Red Hill Double Barrel Imperial Stout 4.1
Bottle@Cut Weer Tasting: Thanks Owen: Chouffe glass: Deep dark almost complete black beer. Brown head on top. Aromas of roast, whiskey, butterscotch, hint of bay leaf, wood, some dried leaves, hint of marzipan and some raisin/prunes. Flavour has some nice whiskey tones, chocolate, light vanilla, mocha, roast, raisin, some marzipan, bitters, malt roast, light vanilla, smooth, good tasting! Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, light whiskey, light wood and some dry dufty chocolate tints. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Nice stuff, specially the flavour!
Friday, May 29, 2015

Countbeer
Red Hill Imperial Stout 3.8
Bottle@Cut Weer Tasting: Thanks Owen: Chouffe glass: Black beer with a small brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some raisin, hint of red fruit and some hints of liquorice. Flavours of coffee, malt roast, light bay leaf, some dark fruits, bitters, herbal toast. Aftertaste is fruity, malty, bitter and a light roasty tone. Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.
Friday, May 29, 2015

gam
Red Hill The Bloody Plums 3.6
Large head misty gold pour strong carbonation aromas rich fruits the plums noted spice mild yeast banana citrus the flavours doughy rich note yeast the plums come through well spice clove coriander hint sugary sweetness nice tasting Saison the finish best tastes spice hops rich malts good classy Saison
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dervock
Red Hill Batch 1000 3.7
Bottle - pours reddish brown with a tan head. Spice, sweet malt, bubblegum and berries. Sweet malt taste up front then a bit of a delay before the dry finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but nice drop that hides the 9% very well!
Sunday, May 17, 2015

mkel07
Red Hill The Bloody Plums 4.5
Bottle from Malt Traders 130515. Red tinged with a soft head that leaves a floating island of tiny bubbles in the middle of the beer. Sweet fruit aroma is very nice as is the full flavour that hits all parts of the mouth. Itís like a burst of fruity fireworks going off in your mouth. Thick creamy finish with a long boozy aftertaste. Possibly the best Red Hill beer I have had.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015