Black Isle Organic Red Kite (Bottle)

Brewed by Black Isle
Style: Bitter
Munlochy, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2017
KLF 190816. Amber color with a beige head. Aroma is malt, bread, cellar notes. Flavor is malt, bread, cellar notes, caramel. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radassace (138) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours an deep copper red with an off white head. Didnt get a huge amount from the nose tbh apart from some red fruit and toffee malt. Has a very light mouth feel and is fairly carbonated. There is much more in the taste though, sweet toffee and apple with some blackberry and bitter orange. Has a slight toasted and nuttiness to it and a touch of bitterness at the end. Pleasant brew and I love the fact its organic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4550) - Holbk, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle at home, from SB. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel) and hoppy (citrusy). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5849) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Fcking Craft Pub Moscow bottle: pours deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is light caramel and bread. Taste is caramely, malty, toffee, and kind of sweet. Not really great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bubeer (410) - - OCT 2, 2016
Clean amber. Thin to medium head, average retention. Aroma intensity 2.75/5. Metal and caramel in the nose. Malty medium bitter taste. Medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (1020) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with off white head. Aroma has toffee and citrus hops. Taste is malty with bitter and a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of citrus, malt, caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyRumsey (4) - Loughton, Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016 does not count
Bottle drunk at home. Peaty butterscotch aroma. Hops well to the back. Burnished amber colour with creamy head. Sensible carbonation. Rich taste, not too sweet, quite earthy with a tone of Dundee Marmalade. A little cloying: Not my favourite style but the other half liked it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3768) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of toffee, copper pennies and fruit cake. Flavour of red apple, banana bread and raspberry. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Light and sharp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (622) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle. Amber with lasting head. Malty aroma with earthy hops. Nice aroma. Taste is dominated by earthy hops, but includes bread and malt. Medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4612) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 500 ml bottle in Scotland with a BB date of June 2017. Deep copper colored body with good clarity and a very good head. Clean, mild flavor with some toffee and near even bitter/sweet balance. More hops than expected for style but still malt dominated. Smooth medium+ body with lively carbonation.

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