Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Bitter
Munlochy, Rosshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Bottled, Pasteurised.
An amber colored ale, Black Isle Red Kite is brewed using only the highest quality Maris Otter pale and crystal malts for flavor and body. Challenger hops for bittering with the late addition of Styrian Goldings creates a balance of quenching citrus and malt, and a classic aromatic finish to this refreshing ale. This beer is bright amber with a toasted nut flavor and powerful orange fruit aroma.

UncleJ's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleJ (17) - - JUL 18, 2013
This is an exceptionally good session beer--really one if the best I've ever had. It's packed with hops flavor without having to rely simply on bitterness to mask what can often be a lack of maltiness in low- gravity beers as this beer has a nice balance providing a full flavored drinking experience without relying on a huge grain bill. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (405) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Clear, red small/med off-white head. Caramel malt, floral hops. Light sweet, bitter finish. Thin, oily texture, low carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
Big beige head. Clear deep red body. Perfumy orange zest aroma with earthy caramelly notes. Dryish earthy metallic orange zest taste with mealy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry mealy fruity aftertaste with floral wooden notes. It’s OK, but a bit perfumy and one-dimensional. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (172) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
bottle @ Scotland. Appearance: pours copper with stable white head with good lacing. aroma/taste: grain/bread, caramel, chocolate and hints of floral, herbal and citrus notes. palette: low to medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice tasteful bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (463) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
after being recommended this beer from staff at the bottle shop i was left expecting more quite a strong earthy malty taste going on with a hint of citrus at the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Caramel nose, with pale malts, spicy hopping, all quite fruity. Bright reddish/copper color. Toasty malt initial, mild fruitiness (apples and raisins), light citrus. Thin body. Very nice, mild flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrMuddley (19) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Deep ruby in the glass with a cream head. Bright floral aroma. On tasting the floral hops gives way to sweet, smokey caramel followed by a very dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (445) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Decent bottled bitter, fruity hop aroma, with a nice hop flavour, quite highly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigRor (12) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
One of my favourite Black Isle brews. Tawny/ruby in the glass, nice frothy head, heavy malt bringing an instant sweetness. Slight burned toast aftertaste, but quite pleasant. Very easy to drink. Good all-year round too: nice on Xmas day as well as in the garden during summer. One of my favourites at the moment....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (929) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle purchased from Ocado, drunk at home. Russet with little to medium off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Peppery and slightly resinous hop aroma. Fruity bitter with a touch of sweetness in the taste. The finish and aftertaste are more bitter, with redcurrant notes and a bit of cooking chocolate. Pretty darn tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
50cl bottle from Tesco, Cannonmills, Edinburgh. reddish copper pour with a fading cream head; musky fruit aroma; some tart fruit to start, then a caramel sweetness; and a malty finish with a light herbal bitterness.

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