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

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2023) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (2068) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43243) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2172) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6615) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1831) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1359) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Tasty red bitter, very refreshing, dry hop finish. A very nice summer session ale

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2561) - 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 (3917) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (373) - - 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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