Beer Review: Red Kite – Black Isle Brewery

A quick review today, as I delve into the backlog of beers that need writing up. Another from Black Isle Brewery’s core range with Red Kite. Named after the bird that was released in the area, it is an unfiltered amber ale. You’ll have to excuse the change of scenery as rain at the time prevented me from using the usual spot up the garden for the photo!

Pours a deep amber, autumnal colour with a slightly off-white head. Has very good lacing. The nose has surprisingly little going on unfortunately. The beer itself is pleasant to drink however. On the body you get the malts coming through with a slight sweetness but also mixed with a light citrus vibe. A light bitter finish rounds of this lovely beer.

A quick note on the can art: Appropriately red considering the name of the beer. Matches the same style as the rest of their core range.

It’s one of the least interesting from their range I’d argue but it’s still a good beer. In a world were there is constant experimentation going on with beer Black Isle have gone the route of having a classic, no frills core range. While Red Kite doesn’t soar high in terms of flavour if you were served this in a pub from the hand pump, you’d find little complaint I think.

Score: 6.5/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Challenger and Styrian Goldings
  • Malt:Maris Otter and Crystal
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 4.2%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Location: Flavourly.com

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