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


on tap

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4049) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeissGary (285) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3635) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask@belfast beer fest 2013.
Dark ruby red, caramel malt balanced by herbal hops. Moderate carbonation and body. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11556) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (303) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Slight hoppy aroma, reddish colour and to my mind, an old ale rather than a bitter. Nice toffee malt palate ending in a controlled bitter finish. The body generated naturally in this kind of ale tends to counteract the harshness that I have encountered in other Vale beers. In my view, their best to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Cask at the sportsman in croxley. Ruby red with loose white with large bubbles. Aroma is herbal hop, some red berry. Flavour is herbal ice tea. Some tea tan in. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4961) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. An attractive reddish chesnut colour with a loose cream head; earthy malt aroma; toffee and malt flavours with some gentle dry hops; and a nutty finish. A comforting autumnal bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours reddish copper with a beige head. Aroma is malt and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, flower and light toffee. Medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1448) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Tasted this ruby ale in the Counting House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear red copper in colour with a thin tan head. Good lacing throughout and a thin mouthfeel. Thin green apple fruit in the malty aroma. Pale malts deliver a fiery maltloaf base with hints of redcurrant fruit and slight toffee notes. Distinct tang of crystal malt in this which compliments the biter hop resins in the spicy aftertaste. Dry woody oak note in the sweet malty finish. An ok session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2037) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Cask at Golden Pheasant, Biggleswade. Pours a dark reddish colour with a firm white head. The aroma is full of fruit and malt, the taste is full of fruit again especially berries with a dry fruity finish.

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