So I looked at my beer notes before writing my review and they were very helpful indeed:
'Wylam yum yum yum'
Luckily, Red Kite is a beer I know and love so I can share a bit more of exactly what I meant by 'yum, yum, yum'.
Red Kite is a deep ruby red, brown coloured ale with a teeny tiny thin beige head. It is very highly carbonated as you can see from the many bubbles clinging to the glass. As we say in the North East, it smells 'MALTY AS OWT' with aromas of treacle, fruity malt loaf and a slight metallic hint.
The malty aroma is replicated in the taste which is delicious (hence the 'yum yum yum'). It has a perfect helping of maltiness with a balance that is more sweet than bitter. There is a very faint metallic aftertaste, which is not unexpected from a traditional 'scotch' type ale.
Despite all the bubbles, there isn't much head but you forget about that the moment it hits your lips. As soft bubbles caress the tongue and burst with malty fruitiness, you find yourself savouring every drop.
Another cracking local ale; perfectly balanced and deliciously malty, Ale most definitely Be Seeing Red Kite Again.
Brewed by Wylam Brewery, Tyneside
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