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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.
Previously 4.3%

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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2106) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Not a bad bitter to be honest. Not a complex beer and surely very narrow but better then the rest. Good bitterness and easy to drink. I kinda enjoyed it. Malt profile was also quite satisfying for a simple bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (2122) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Cask from the brewer’s own stall at the Thame Food Festival. Reddish-amber with a thick off-white head. Treacley bready malt with twigs and leaf mulch and a touch off orange. Too sweet and too twiggy for me, although judging by the number of people buying bottles of it at the festival and the high-ish ratings on this site I may be alone in this opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Vale Red Kite ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white silver head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, marzipan malt, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, caramel, apple notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141009]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2334) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at the Pilgrims Progress, Bedford. Brown with a strong reddish tint. Big creamy head. Cherrywood and gummy bear aroma. A bit sickly and uninviting. However the taste is much better: the fruity sweetness is counteracted by a dry astringency. Bittersweet, balanced finish. Nutty aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
500ml Bottle - Copper red in colour. Malt, chestnuts, orange and dried fruit in the aroma. Malty, nutty and fruity taste with biscuity malt, raisins and caramel detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1875) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask @ Magpie. Good looking dark brown. Nose of caramel and tree bark. Some roast. flavaz of caramel. Apple. Dust. Berry fruit. Oily hops. Dry . Not bad. Textures are solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1395) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Tasty red bitter, very refreshing, dry hop finish. A very nice summer session ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (385) - - 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.

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