A fine looking ale this is. Another Scottish brewery featuring on beerliever.com.
Black Isle claim to be the UK’s premier organic brewery making world class beers from the finest organic malt and hops grown on farms without chemicals, as nature intended.
Based near Inverness, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland, it is our beautiful, unspoilt, unpolluted, wild, and not a little bit wet highland home – and we love it! We have our own organic farm where we grow malting barley for brewing. We even have our own brewery house cow, called Molly, who eats the malt from the brewery mash tun and gives us 20 pints of fresh creamy milk every day.
We live, work and brew delicious organic beer at Allangrange, translated from the Gaelic as “a fertile field of corn.” We see ourselves and what we do, as a natural link between our traditional cultural heritage and the contemporary craft beer world.
They describe the Red Kite Ale as follows:
As the name suggests, this amber ale lifts the spirits by infusing classic British hops with a malty backbone to create this medium bodied thirst quencher. It’s the perfect year-round beer – refreshing in summer and satisfying in winter.
A corker with a winter vegetable soup and equally at home when sharing your mouth with a Glenmorangie 18-year-old malt.
Well, it’s nice. It’s very nice, in fact, but I wouldn’t say it’s anything special. In fact, on the bottle they talk about blackcurrants and things, quite frankly I didn’t get any of that. What I got was an enjoyable, red ale. A bit biscuity, a good bitterness (in fact, if you asked me to pick a style, I would have said English Bitter).
Other than that it was a great colour and the head was creamy and long lasting, which I like.
I would happily drink it again and again (and again), but don’t take my word for it- try it yourself!