Black Isle Red Kite Ale

Beer Review

Name: Black Isle Red Kite Ale

ABV: %4.2

Bottled/ Draft: Bottled

Bottle Conditioned: No

Bottle Size: 500 ml

Price: £2.19 from Abel & Cole

Colour: Amber

Clarity: Bright

Head/ Bubbles: Short lived head, not over fizzy. Positively exploded from the bottle, which is surprising for a non-bottle conditioned beer.

Mouthfeel: Fine bubbles, almost bottle conditioned.

Taste: Gentle malt flavour, well balanced with the hops.

Comment: A very easy drinking beer, that is a clear winner over the brewery’s Yellowhammer (which is, rather oddly, the award winner!) – it’s possible that it’s just down to the fact that this beer seems to handle being bottled far, far better. Far from the ‘tizer’ feel of it’s stablemate, the fizz is well controlled and doesn’t overwhelm what is a tasty and enjoyable bottle.


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