Brewed by Grainstore (Davises Brewing Co)
Style: Bitter
Oakham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.

Red Kite is deep red in colour and is made using a traditional Mild Ale malt variety that was a staple of bitters and milds brewed in the Midland in the 1950’s.

With the introduction of the Osprey Project at nearby Rutland Water, the area has become a Mecca for Bird of Prey spotters. In recent years the number of Red Kite sightings in the area has steadily increased to such an extent that there are now Hides established on the nearby river Gwash for the sole purpose of watching these magnificent birds in action. Introduced in 2014, Red Kite, like the bird is steadily increasing its sightings in the area too!

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Marduk (8835) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2018
Cask (Grainstore Brewery, Oakham). Redish amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Grainy, grassy, herbal and bit rubbery in aroma. Grassy, herbal, grainy and same rubber in taste. Rubbery bitter.

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
5th July 2017
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Cask. Clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has low carbonation. After the joys of KeyKeg natural carbonation, it’s a jarring return to flabby cask condition. Modest toffee in the malts, some creamy sweetness. Mild candy fruits and ripe fruits. Light semi dry finish shows some esters. Nice flavours but tired condition is tiresome.

fonefan (53055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2017

Cask (gravity) @ NBF 2015 [ The 40th. Nottingham Beer Festival (The 8th Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival) ], Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EB.

[ As Grainstore Red Kite ].
Clear medium orange amber colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151009]

Mr_Pink_152 (5922) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Tried st yheblincoln beer festival. Reddish brown colour with an off white. Head. Aroma fruity caramel. Taste lightcsweet to light bitter. Medium body

harrisoni (19726) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Cask handpull at 39 Steps Broadstairs. Clear red russet amber lasting beige head. Some dusty malt. Not much hop. Some steel. Some malt fruit. ok red bitter. dusty hop.

Grumbo (4583) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Cask at the Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough. Pours auburn brown with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, caramel, bread, dark fruit. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Toward medium bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is semi-sweet, with biscuity edge. Nice and best of 3 Grainstore beers tried in my Peterborough pit-stop.

mjs (7812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2016
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20161118) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had toffee and straw. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were earth, malts, toffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. A decent bitter with some weird aromas.

mR_fr0g (14246) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Cask at the Peterborough beer festival 27/08/2016. A reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is brown bread with dried fruits, toast and berries. Flavour is composed of nutty malts, semi sweet jam on toast, mineral, raw grains. Palate is thin and watery, moderate cask condition . Ok. A little bland.

jookos (7222) - FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
[email protected] Deep orange, dirty copper, light haze. Bready, bit meady, yeasty herby nose. Light bodied, light flaviured, feels a bit watery, good drinkability, berries in flavour. Seemed like crap at first, but cant beleive the speed Im downing this..

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BlackHaddock (8091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
15th March 2016: cask at the brewery. Half-pint at lunchtime and a pint during the evening. Red hue to the deep amber coloured body, decent staying head. Malty and semi-sweet in nature, very little bitterness, my sweet tooth really liked it.

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