Red Hill Brewery Reviews




hawthorne00
3.5
Red Hill Two Bays Pale Ale
Tap at the brewery. Gold with a lasting white head. Aroma of passionfruit, lime and honeydew melon. Light bodied, creamy and fresh. Fruity, moderately sweet with some hay. Quite bitter at the end. I guess I would have liked it to seem a little drier at the end. Refreshing. A fine quaffer.
Friday, January 6, 2017

ShaneJ
3.3
Red Hill Batch 1000
Bottle from Slowbeer (June 2015). Dark red-brown, light tan head, syrupy sweetness, candi sugar, fruit cake, spices, cherries, figs, dry finish. Good.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ShaneJ
3.1
Red Hill Red Smoke
Bottle from Slowbeer (June 2015). Light reddish-brown, dirty white head, smoky/peat, meaty, toffee, treacle, mild bitterness, high carbonation, dry smoky finish. Ok.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ShaneJ
3
Red Hill The Bloody Plums
Bottle from Slowbeer (May 2015). Reddish-amber, frothy, dirty white head, aromas of hay, barnyard, fruit, slightly tart, funky, plum sweetness in the background. Ok.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CurlyJoe
3.9
Red Hill Christmas Ale
Dark orange/yellow with some white head. Very bitter at the start bit mellows with Christmas fruits, like raisins and cherry.
Friday, December 23, 2016

mkel07
3.5
Red Hill Red Bike
061216. This is yet another red beer in the Red Hill 10th birthday series and this time around it is a sessionable red IPA. The beer looks more malty than hoppy but that might be because of the deep red colour, it is almost black it is so red. There is a flat layer of foam across the surface and you really have to work to get any aroma and even then it is very feint. Sessionable enough and just looking at the beer you would think that it was higher in alcohol than in actually is. Has a big finish for a moderate beer, slightly bitter and certainly malty.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Maris
3.4
Red Hill Christmas Ale
From a 330ml bottle on 11/12/2016. Pours a light amber with a small head. The nose is light spice. Taste wise thereís a bit of Christmas cake, Belgian yeast and a bit of spice. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not bad but fails to inspire any real enthusiasm.
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Niksko
3.9
Red Hill Imperial Stout
Pours dark brown, mocha head. Nose is coffee, molasses, vanilla, plum, raisins. Flavor is more of the same, sweet toffee, lots of raisin and fig, coffee on the finish. Very complex and layered flavor, really delightful. You get a nice transition between the sweetness of the mid palate and the coffee notes on the end. Gorgeous, really really gorgeous.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

DavidAust
3.7
Red Hill Weizenbock
330ml bottle, pokal glass. Slight aroma of banana and bread. Beer bottle brown in colour with an off white head. Quite frothy head that holds for a few minutes, decent lacing. Medium to light sweetness and ditto for body. A little fizzy, which brings the palate to early close. Very enjoyable.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

DavidAust
3.8
Red Hill Hop Harvest Ale
330ml bottle into a Pokal glass. Aroma leans more to the malt than hops - a hint of something akin to vannilla but not quite. Delicious sweet tasting beer - but much more bitter when cold. Also when cold it was bitter upfront with a hint of banana - when warming all malt sweetness. Much nicer as it warms. Good drop.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Muggus69
3.5
Red Hill Queen of Scots
330mL bottle from Booze Bud. Pours a deep thick looking bronze body, holds a small beige head. Quite a rich aroma - dark sugars & toffee, sweet biscuit & cake & sticky date pudding, some earthy hop undertones, hints of dark plummy sort of fruits. Low carbonation, syrupy, sticky sort of texture, holds that big 10% quite well. Sweet body, reasonably rich - dark toffee, burnt sugars, cake & baked cookies, touch of chocolate, sultana & earthy hop spice lending a moderate bitterness to proceedings. Finish is a bit short for such a big beer, which is probably what lets it down - flavours are good, but needs more oomph to take it to the next level.
Friday, November 25, 2016

mkel07
3.5
Red Hill Wild Cherry Saison
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 221016. The red beers just keep on coming from Red Hill Brewery as part of their 10th birthday celebrations. This one is a funky Saison that is a bit more sour than the normal Saison. Clean red colour and aroma of cherries but not as cherryish as some cherry beers I have had, but certainly a lot more sour than some.
Friday, November 4, 2016

hawthorne00
3.3
Red Hill Truffled Scotch Ale
Bottle. Darkish brown with a beige head that fades. Much like the normal Scotch Ale (which probably needs a rerate) but with an earthy and slightly nutty note. So toffee, some chocolate, a little dried fruit,, peppery grass. Seemingly a little more body. Seemed to have a bit of depth whilst remaining refreshing.
Friday, September 30, 2016

hawthorne00
3.2
Red Hill Two Sheds Cider
Tap. Cloudy pale yellow no head. Aroma of uncooked sweet apple juice with a tart and mildly funky edge. Very light body juicy. Some sweet but mostly slightly tart apples. A little bit of funk. Refreshing but a bit thin. OK. Minimal intervention with this one Iíd guess.
Friday, September 30, 2016

hawthorne00
3.4
Red Hill Red Bike
Bottle. Unclear reddish brown with an off white head that lasts OK. 3- Earthy and lightly bready aroma with spices and marmalade citrus. Iím thinking this is an amber at this stage, but the palate _is_ more hop focused. Light bodied and swiggable with more bitter orangish citrus than expected. A little toffee. Pepper comes through at the end. Dryish finish with moderate bitterness. Cheerful, refreshing.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

vanvenlo
3.4
Red Hill Imperial Stout
East of Everything ontap(24-Sep-16)Choc coffee malt aroma. Black,solid cream head&sticky sheet lace. Coffee herbal veg flavour. Bitter coffee finish&roast malt aftertaste.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Muggus69
3.6
Red Hill Scotch Ale
Pint off hand-pull @ Brewery, Red Hill, Vic. This looks amazing off the handpull! A inch of white cream eventually settles atop a rich dark honey gold body. Malt driven aroma - dark caramel, brown toffee, toasted nut & honey with a touch of complimentary earth, floral hop. Subdued carbonation gives the body a nice girth & chewy texture. Good malt driven body - toasted nut, caramels, sweet biscuit/cookie, gentle savoury hop bitterness on a smooth finish Top notch scotch ale - a real treat off the old handpull!
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Muggus69
3.4
Red Hill Wild Cherry Saison
Draught @ brewery, Red Hill, Vic. Interesting looking beer - light rose pink body, white head. Delicate nose - peppery spice, hay, grain, dry meadow, cherry pip. Lively body, bone dry, slightly vinous. Cherry character is subtle - a hint of pip & stalk & unripe flesh amongst peppery phenols & husky grainy sort of malt. Refreshing sort of beer, lovely & delicate, cherry is somewhat an afterthought - which is a good thing really.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Muggus69
2.9
Red Hill Golden Ale
Draught @ brewery, Red Hill, Vic. Clear golden beer, white head. Restrained aroma - grainy malts, touch of floral hop. Medium body, reasonably dry overall impression. Grainy, lightly toasty malt on the body, touch of DMS in there with a floral hop finish lending a moderate sort of bitterness. Simple sort of golden ale.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Muggus69
2.9
Red Hill Two Sheds Cider
Draught @ Brewery, Red Hill, Vic. Clear greenish straw body, no head Vinous nose of green apple & floral botanicals. Dry body, moderate acidity leaving palate clean & crisp, moderate carbonation. Touch of fleshy green apple sweetness upfront, some leesy yeast character in the works with a nice subtle floral note lingering on dry finish. Bit of interest here - slightly farmhousey without being overly funky.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

DeliriumT
3
Red Hill Queen of Scots
Pours very dark with no head. Aroma of rich burnt toffee and golden syrup. Flavour is more resemblant of a wee heavy than a barleywine. Little hop flavour to speak of ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

hawthorne00
3.5
Red Hill Wild Cherry Saison
Bottle. Amazing how long they resisted making a cherry beer. Clear reddish amber with a just pink tinged white head that fades to a coat 3+. Funky damp hay and creamy cherry aroma. 7+ Much tarter than suggested by the aroma. Quite dry with almondy cherry pits being the main evidence of cherries. Crackers, husks, some twigs, gently floral with moderate bitterness and astringency at the end. Elegant and very good with cheese, but perhaps a little thin by itself.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Night_Cap
4.1
Red Hill Queen of Scots
Bottle 330ml (2015) - cellared for 1 year. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a murky dark brown (almost black). Head is lightly tanned, small and mostly lasting. Aroma is vinous with notes of pinot noir, raisin bread, blackcurrants, cranberries, liquor chocolates, cooked brown sugar, oak casks and a pinch of mixed/fruitcake spices. Flavour is very vinous with a very light bitterness, strong notes of pinot noir, cherries (black and red), blackberries, very lightly toasted brown bread, Belgian candy sugar, rum & raisin chocolate, spiced oak and notes of green leaves in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a long, warming finish. A HIGHLY underrated, wonderfully different Barley Wine Ė would love to try this aged!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

KeefOz
2.5
Red Hill Golden Ale
Tasted 6/8/2016. Draught at Red Hill Brewery. Poured a clouded straw colour with a 5mm white foam head that diminished slowly to a collar that laced well. Carbonation low with medium sized bubbles. Aroma subtly of malt with minimum hops presence and a hint of earthiness. Taste tart (more tart than bitter) with a slight sweetness and low bitterness. Light body. Crisp and smooth with a slightly sweet but also slightly tart finish.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Davros
3.3
Red Hill Queen of Scots
Pours very dark brown with a small head. Nose shows bready and toast malt, nutty notes, golden syrup, melanoidin malt and wine-like characters. Flavours include toasty malt, biscuity notes, sultanas, golden syrup and oxidised notes.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sevenlee
3.2
Red Hill Red Door
Pours a hazy red with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus and a little hops. Taste is medium sweet.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

KeefOz
3.5
Red Hill Imperial Stout
6/8/2016 - draught at Red Hill Brewery - same as comments for bottled version. 11/6/2016 - bottle- Poured an opaque black with a one-finger light tan dense foam head that retained for ages but laced poorly. Carbonation low to moderate. Aroma subtly of chocolate, roasted coffee and syrup/treacle. Taste of sweet brown sugars, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla with alcohol on the back palate; low bitterness. Medium body but a little thin for the style. Smooth and creamy with a lingering subtly sweet vanilla finish that also has alcohol notes. Nice enough.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Patersoi
3.6
Red Hill The Red Rooster
Pours cloudy and super aggressive head. Smells belgian, tastes belgian lite. As in, it tastes less heavy than a trappist ale but in the same vein. Not a long finish in keeping with its general feel but quite drinkable nonetheless.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Muggus69
3.6
Red Hill Killer Bee
Sampler @ GABS 2016, Melbourne. Deep bronze beer Malty aroma, toasty, oaky/woody, floral honey. Rich thick, lovely and warming, palate opens out with plenty of honey and nutty, toasty, charry sort of malt character. Very nice.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

hawthorne00
3.4
Red Hill Queen of Scots
Bottle, 14C (I wouldnít drink it much colder) . Very dark but clear brown with a light tan head. Somewhat earthy aroma with bread, licorice, mace, pepper. Taste has some chocolate, prunes and raisins too. Just over medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Alcohol is certainly present on the palate but itís all well integrated. Lowish bitterness, slightly spicy at the end. Nicely balanced. Canít say I disliked anything at all about it but itís mellow rather than compelling. As it warms (even further) there is a whiff of booze at the end.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DougW
3.9
Red Hill Imperial Stout
Aroma - strong and simple Taste - 10/10 Full bodied, with slight coffee taste. Beautiful malts. Very creamy (maybe slightly too much) Simple stout flavours, its not trying to be anything else apart from a stout which is refreshing these days. Surprisingly hoppy bitterness to end on. After taste - Beautiful lingering taste, with that full body malty taste hanging on for a long while. Tip: Sensational with a bit of good quality dark chocolate!
Monday, May 16, 2016

Maris
3.3
Red Hill Queen of Scots
From a 330ml bottle on 10/5/2016. Pours a murky amber with a small head,. Has a relatively slight aroma with some dark fruit and basement notes. Take a sip and itís sweet and malty - caramel and toffee primarily, along with some sultana and date. Finishes with a moderate, slightly lingering bitterness. Quite light bodied for such a big beer, with moderate carbonation. Dessert like in character, itís pretty easy to down for a 10 per center, but rather straight forward and ultimately fairly forgettable.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

wrlangin
2.8
Red Hill Queen of Scots
330 ml bottle from Mal Traders. Pours dark red. Almost no head. Very "boozey" aroma. Thin body. Slight sweetness. Just ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ngejo
3.1
Red Hill Scotch Ale
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ngejo
2.7
Red Hill Hop Harvest Ale
Bottle. Orange, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish,
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ngejo
2.2
Red Hill Golden Ale
Bottle. Golden, frothy, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, 7 astringent finish.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ngejo
2.3
Red Hill Belgian Blonde
Bottle. Golden, rocky head, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ngejo
3
Red Hill The Red Rooster
Bottle. Brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ngejo
3.4
Red Hill Queen of Scots
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

vanvenlo
2.9
Red Hill Red Door
Mrs Parmas ontap(19-Apr-16)Sweet caramel malt aroma.Brown/red, cream head&sheet lace.Sweet malt, light tart finish&grassy nut after.
Monday, April 18, 2016

gam
2.9
Red Hill Red Door
Light pink head misty crimson pour strong carbonation aromas grassy fruit grain malt the flavours earthy toffee grassy citrus malt grain sweetness taste is a bit rough on palate the finish typical ale for this type watery tasting this one rough on palate no thanks
Sunday, April 17, 2016

mkel07
3.2
Red Hill Red Door
Bottle from Wine Emporium 020416. Red/Amber ales are one of my favourite beer styles and this one is as good as any I have had for a while. Liking the full body and maltiness that this beer delivers. Caramel and bready notes are reflected in the flavour. Smooth and goes down a treat.
Saturday, April 2, 2016

Maris
3
Red Hill Red Door
From a 330ml bottle on 20/3/2016. Pours a cloudy brown with a small head. Has a slightly tart nose, with just a hint of vinegar. Take a sip and thereís biscuity malt, some fruitiness, a good dash of yeast and a moderate, zesty bitterness. medium bodied with average carbonation.Okay but not hankering for another.
Sunday, March 20, 2016

sm89walt
3.1
Red Hill Scotch Ale
330ml bottle from Crafty Brew. Poured a deep chestnut brown with a tall and slowly fading light tan head leaving a slightly soapy lace. Aromas of caramel, toffee, earth, roasted nuts and tangy dark and dried fruits. A little choc and roast too. Similar to taste with more roasted malt presence contributing to the finishing bitterness. A little watery despite its Modest ABV, medium carbonation and a soft to moderate intensity and length finish.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

hawthorne00
3.4
Red Hill Red Door
Bottle. Reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma is quite earthy with caramelized bread crusts and biscuits. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Mercifully not as sweet as these Irish ales can be, but with layers of toffee, some earth, biscuit. Noticeable bitterness (for this sort of thing) with some spices at the end. [6 3 7 3 13=3.2]

Pulled from a swan-neck tap at the brewery the next day. A different beer. Clear dark amber with a thick off white head that lasts. Cleaner and much less earthy. Finish is briefer with a little lean towards dry, moderate bitterness and quick burst of spices. [7 4 73 15 = 3.6] Averaging score.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Dervock
3.6
Red Hill Christmas Ale
Tap Bitter Phew - board said 8.8%, cloudy orange pour. aroma sweet malt, caramel and fruit. Taste was sweet and boozy up front with a long lingering finish. Palate was smooth and creamy.
Saturday, February 13, 2016

M_Sack
3.7
Red Hill Temptation
Bottle. Clear gold, frothy white head. Banana, spice, pepper, cloves and bread. Great smooth, rich flavours of banana, restrained caramel, strong peppery finish and only a hint of high alcohol. High carbonation, yet still smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, February 12, 2016

Night_Cap
3.8
Red Hill Scotch Ale
Hand pump (at Keg and Brew). Dark burnt brown with a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts perfectly. Aroma is of roasted barley with chocolate, toffee, coffee, sultanaís, dates and hints of salted liquorice. Flavour is smooth and malty with a light earthy hop bitterness, roasted barley, milk chocolate, toasted nuts, muscatels, raisins and light notes of coffee. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation, a watery texture and a good length dry/toasty finish.
Monday, February 8, 2016

Davros
2.9
Red Hill Dancing Fox Red IPA
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 2, 2016

kol89
3.8
Red Hill Imperial Stout
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