Drop Kick Ale - Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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3.1/5 rDev +2%
It was cool to see that they donate to a soccer foundation from the sales of this beer. After seeing the sixer in a graphic box, I vaguely remember seeing 7-ish% somewhere on there. No abv to be found on the bottle.
It pours a ruby red color, about a finger of foam on the first pour that retreats into a few irregular islands of bubbles. Sweet fruity hawaiian punch smell. Flavor is damn close to the Sunryes ale I just drank...hmm. Rinsed the glass and everything. Wouldn't be surprised if they used the same rye or yeast in this. Bready flavor, some minor spiciness. Watery body. Ultimately it's drinkable yet forgettable. This brewery needs to come up with a unique recipe, i've had better homebrew.
10-22-2009 02:13:38 | More by emerge077
1.55/5 rDev -49%
A - Poured out a dark amber color with a small, white head. There was little to no lacing left behind.
S - It smelled musty with an odd sour aroma. It truly was hard to put your nose into it.
T - Fruity and malty with what tasted a little like a cherry syrup. Very confusing.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light to medium-bodied ale.
D - Not good when your two best scores are appearance and mouthfeel. It left me wondering why I keep trying beers from Weston. I had to drain pour the last third of this one.
06-11-2010 16:03:56 | More by zeff80
3.3/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours a clear, dark amber color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus (grape fruit), slight hop, slight sweet malt, and slight metallic. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of metallic. Overall, an average beer except for the odd metallic ingredient that really hurts the drinkability.
05-26-2010 19:20:51 | More by Tone
3.13/5 rDev +3%
Let me start off this review by saying that I normally couldn't care less about a beers label. I would also never alter a review or judge a beer regarding whether or not I like its label. However, with that said, Weston Brewing Company makes it very clear with this beers label that they do not believe that their costumers are very intelligent. Seriously, I might think this label was cool if I were retarded, but as is I think it is stupid.
Now onto the beer. This beer pours a hazy red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma has some floral hops and caramel malt, but it is all very faint. The taste is mostly caramel, with a whiff of hops. It is stronger than the aroma, and rather pleasant. The mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation, and a watery texture. The carbonation gets somewhat in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent beer. I could drink it again without complains. However, there are so many other American Ambers out there that I can't see myself getting back to this beer anytime soon.
09-15-2009 23:58:18 | More by KarlHungus
3.58/5 rDev +17.8%
Compared to the other reviews mine seems like quite a different beer.
The aroma was a little flat. Mild mix of malt and a soft hopping.
Attractive dark amber beer with a moderate head that settled with out leaving completely.
Some really nice malt flavors. Crispy, toasty, toffee/caramel with shots of hop flavors intermingling and a mild bitterness in the mix too.
Body was rather light at times, but the carbonation seemed fine.
This was enjoyable on a warm mid-summer evening. At times the malt complexity was quite enjoyable. Not a complete beer, but I'd drink it again.
07-04-2011 13:11:29 | More by garymuchow
3.13/5 rDev +3%
Pretty decent looking, a deep amber to copper color, clear, a few small rising bubbles, pretty decent head and lace.
Smell is lots of caramel malt, a little sweetness, a little breadiness.
Taste is plenty of bready and caramel malts, a little hops on the end.
Body is pretty light and a little thin. Overall I'm not too impressed, although it's certainly drinkable.
06-02-2012 16:55:23 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.03/5 rDev -0.3%
12 oz. bottle tried 1 Sep 2010. Served in the (512) TWO glass.
Medium sized copper colored head. Lightly carbonated. Clear warm burnt umber color. Aroma is astringently nutty. Although it is not sweet, it is full of molasses flavor. Astringency in the taste is less than in the aroma. Some sassafrass and root beer notes. Finishes with a medicinal bitterness. Medium body, moderate ethanol.
A liked this a lot better than I did.
01-29-2011 05:00:34 | More by htomsirveaux
3.4/5 rDev +11.8%
Off a hard pour you get a large tan head following a rush of bubbles. Good retention; settles into a nice quilt-like covering. Some pointy lace juts here and there. Faint caramel malt and spice to the nose. Has some light fruits and a toasted grain notes. A bit thin. A little sweet after a bit. Easy going down with a taffy smoothness across the tongue.
01-04-2011 00:26:08 | More by stephens101
4.05/5 rDev +33.2%
Poured into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Deep mahogany/ruby with foamy cream colored head. The head recedes to a film and there's good sticky lacing.
Smell: Caramel, bread, yeast, biscuits.
Taste: Biscuity goodness up front, with caramel sweetness and a dry hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry and a bit carbonated.
Overall: I keep trying Weston's beers, and I've only really enjoyed their stout. This one, however is true to it's style and quite enjoyable.
07-14-2012 16:35:27 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.58/5 rDev +17.8%
I'm giving Weston another shot with this one. They have installed a new pasteurization unit at the brewery, so hopefully the bottling infection that has plagued their other brews will be fixed. Plus $2 of every case and $10 of every keg sold will be donated to the Kansas City Soccer Foundation.
12 oz bottle poured into a standard shaker pint. Thin white head that doesn't stick around for long. Color is a clear orangish amber. Not bad, but not really worth staring at.
Smell has a slightly spicy character. A little caramel malt and brown sugar sweetness. Hops don't really fit into this equation. It has a smooth and light body.
I think Weston has been striving to find their session beer. The only thing holding them back was the bottling infection that ruined the beer. The pasteurization seems to be working. This is a no frills session beer. I bet it would be great on tap down at O'Malley's. I hope this is the starting point for Weston's come back
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08-15-2009 02:58:32 | More by bort11
3.13/5 rDev +3%
Clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head that disappears immediately.
The aroma is slightly spicy, hints of caramel and slightly musty grain.
The taste is sweet caramel malt with a vague spice note and some hints of molasses or brown sugar, no real hop presence. Finishes sweet with that slight mustiness from the aroma.
Fairly drinkable ice cold. Probably the best effort so far from Weston.
08-26-2009 05:13:08 | More by whynot44
3.33/5 rDev +9.5%
Interesting toasted malt character in the amber ale. A very assertive toasted malt nose as well. Rather crisp and somewhat dry this has me thinking along the lines of Scottish ale more than amber or American red. Quite drinkable if you don't mind the assertive toasted malt flavor. Hops are played down here. There's just enough bitterness in the finish. Nothing to really complain about too much, but nothing to get that excited about either.
11-08-2010 01:23:55 | More by marcobrau
3.73/5 rDev +22.7%
I poured a bottle into a mug.
Appearance- Deep copper red color with a fingers worth of cream colored head. Fair amount of runny lacing.
Smell- Caramel malt and bread with hints of spiciness and hops.
Taste- Caramel malt and bread flavors with just enough hops for balance.
Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied. Average amount of carbonation with a dry finish.
Overall- Decent enough beer. Nothing spectacular but drinkable.
07-27-2012 22:20:20 | More by scratch69
Drop Kick Ale from Weston Brewing Company & O'Malley's Pub
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