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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.

Were really excited to launch our first collaborative beer of 2013! Weve 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, hes 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2997) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon in Mar 2017 - Clear Red Brown colour. Good foamy off-white head. Grainy malts, rye, caramel. Mildly spicy. Sweet orange citrus. Moderate hop bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet grainy malty spicy and fruity. Becoming drier and more bitter into finish. Very drinkable. Nice beer. (2017-03)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Cask handpull at The Parcel Yard Kings Cross as Windsor & Eton Red Rye, 5.8%. Matte red-orange, murky, still, diminishing foamy off white head. Aroma is airy, some muted jolly rancher. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sugary yet gluey-astringent, rhubarb, redcurrant, rye raisin bread, drying into the finish. Something a bit thin about this one, and overly astringent and spicy. Just OK. This one has only just come on - wasnt on the till yet - so condition shouldnt be an issue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
(Cask at Kings 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (4321) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4563) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2427) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4474) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11382) - 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.


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