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

bottled
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


UncleJ's rating

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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear light amber color with white head. Aroma of caramel malts, chocolate. Thin body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Good thirst quenching summer beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1251) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Aroma marshmallows, caramel, light coffee. Earthy spicy hops. Balanced. Taste is plain and straight-forward. A bit mild, but never mind. Pleasant caramel, light hops. Well balanced, extremely easily drinkable. Really good session stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fajry (203) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flasa. Medena farba, pena vsak velmi rychlo opadla. Vona prazene slady a karamel. V chuti citit slad, jemne ovocne tony, karamel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (801) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours amber color, amber head. Aroma is cocoa, caramel, citrus. Taste is caramel, coffee, medium bitter, lighlty sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (3823) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel malt, herbal hops. Caramel, malt, herbs, grassy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
spartakbarnsley (27) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Pivnaya Karta, St Petersburg, Russia. Solid organic ale. Malty aroma and nice golden colour. Plenty of body for the ABV, probably would be a good session beer if I was in Scotland and it wasn’t a fiver a bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco. Pours clear reddish brown, thick off-white head. Fruity aromas, redcurrant, toffee. Taste is more toffee sweet, then a nice bitter kick. Clean finish. enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (338) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Clear red beer with a foamy head. Light fruity aroma. The flavour is light, crisp and zesty with a creamy, malty aftertaste. It’s not the strongest-tasting, most distinctive beer but it’s quite pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (172) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Caramel, nuts, hint of roasted malt and some fruit and berries in the aroma. Dark mahogany body with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Dry and a bit bitter finish. Overall a nice bitter.


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