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Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Bitter
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (828) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma: Medium hops, earthy, musty. Medium malty, toffee, Light berries. Appearance: Clear, amber body, Medium, off-white head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Medium hops, earthy. Light berries. Medium-light malt, bready. Medium bitterness, Dry finish with lingering bitterness and light resin.. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium, creamy carbonation. Overall: A really impressive beer! Highly recommended. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3632) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Light brown colour. Floral, fruity and malty. The depth of flavour and bitter versus sweet balance are excellent. Great session bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (613) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
How: bottle Appearance : Red, medium head. Aroma : caramel, hops, berries Palate : medium to light body, average carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Sweet aroma. No head at all. Nice brown colour. Taste initially malty with slight grapefruit aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (415) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6498) - 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.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (286) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (628) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2535) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrMuddley (21) - 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.


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