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Brewed by Vale
Style: Bitter
Aylesbury, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Occasional.
Red Kite is a refreshing Chestnut Red Beer with a bitter finish. Maris Otter Crystal, Chocolate and roasted barley provide a full body whilst Northdown, Fuggle, Willamette and Brewers Gold hops combine to offer a subtle starting bitterness with a strong bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1152) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle of an unknown origin. Poured a clear chestnut colour, with a thin, rapidly dissipating, white head. Malty aroma, with some grassy hop and straw. Initial flavours of caramel, hay and brown sugar. Finish was toffee, grains and some moderately bitter hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1443) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Chestnut beer with medium head and good lacing.Aroma of malts. Taste is fruity malts, biscuit and toffee. Nicely balanced. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (66) - - FEB 28, 2014
Slips down powerful easy. Could drink several but deceptively strong. Looks well . Taste a little bland as far as I am concerned.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (2986) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Cask @ Moon Under Water, Manchester. Ruby red with a creamy head and a small bitterness. Fairly smooth tasting with a small wood flavoured character.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (3807) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Standing Order (JDW), Southampton 23 Jan 14. Mørk kastanjebrun. Lavt litt farget skum som etterlater masse lacing. Svak karamellaroma. Smaken litt tynn. Ubestemmelig - litt nøtteaktig smak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2465) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear amber brown, lively off-white head, sweet malty aroma, negligible lacing, toffee, chocolate, sweet, nice drinkable beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; hazy chestnut brown pour with beige head, dark fruit aroma, taste has roasted malts, some winter fruits and a hint of chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (279) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Cask at JDW Counting House, Glasgow. Lovely blend of malt, sweet honey, and beautiful complex nutty flavour that tastes really organic. Superb!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask@belfast beer fest 2013.
Dark ruby red, caramel malt balanced by herbal hops. Moderate carbonation and body. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickers, 12/10/13. Clear reddish amber with a good sized light beige head. Nose is biscuit malt, light orchard fruit, thin caramel vein. Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, biscuit malt, fruit loaf. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. Ok bitter.


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