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Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

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75
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Light bodied and refreshing this beer is based on the Cream Ale Style...an original American beer modeled after the light lagers of its time. A subtle tartness adds to the crisp finish of the beer and makes it a good summer quencher.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-03-2012)
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Reviews by tito42:
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tito42

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Bottled 4/24/2012.

A: Clear, watery lemon yellow. Excellent, thick, stark white, foamy head.

S: Mild malts, grassy adjuncts, and a hint of hops.

T: Light, clean malt dominates and gives way to wheat, grassy hops, and a slightly tart finish. Reminiscent of an adjunct without any metallic or corny adjunct flavors.

M: Crisp and creamy at the same time. Somewhat watery up front with a creamy malt backbone and a slight pucker at the finish.

O: I'm no cream ale expert, but this seems to be a very representative entry for the style. Just a little watery, but you get all the drinkability of a BMC without the awful flavor. A great summer 'lawnmower' beer.

07-03-2012 02:50:53 | More by tito42
More User Reviews:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -16.4%

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/4 inch head, gold in color, clear

Smell: grain, grass, and light wood

Taste: grain, grass, and honey

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet, medium carbonation, light body

Overall: I have only had about ten cream ales, but this one is near the tail end of them that I would choose. It is an ok beer beer for a hot day, but it is missing some of the flavor and body that others in this style have. Not a bad beer, but there are several others in this style I would go to first.

08-14-2012 15:03:14 | More by tigg924
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2014 01:40:41 | More by schoon
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.8%

02-05-2014 02:02:11 | More by tallfellapgh
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.8%

(Served in a footed strange)
A- This beer pours a deep straw yellow with a thin snow white head that last a good bit and a gentle carbonation supporting a sticky head.

S- The nice Noble hop aroma has a slight jolly rancher quality about it and is well lagered.

T- The nice green jolly rancher hop flavor takes on a more woody hop flavor as it grows and a light cider sweetness blends with a club soda taste in the finish. There is a hint of field corn and faint Noble hops that linger just a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel and a gentle fizz compliments the hops in the finish.

O- This beer has a great summer sessionable beer that has lots of nice soft flavors that support the lagered Noble hops flavor that is dominant.

04-09-2013 15:32:03 | More by rhoadsrage
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.8%

09-16-2013 00:21:16 | More by kristenrae8
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menacho1

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

11-17-2012 07:16:15 | More by menacho1
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caustin90


1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

06-28-2014 23:50:33 | More by caustin90
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.13/5  rDev -3.1%

Bottle says "malt beverage with natural flavors added". According to their website, there is no mention of fruit or spices or anything other than grains, hops, water and yeast involved. No freshness dating either. Pours to a thin but lasting white head with erratic lacing. Color is pale straw, almost like Bud Light. Aroma is grainy and biscuity with a slight butter tinge to it. Flavor is bland and weak but pleasant enough, just merely better than a light macro lager. Finishes super dry and slightly parching. Mouthfeel is so-so. Overall, I would classify this beer as a very weak but drinkable summer lawnmower brew. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just boring light ale and to be honest, I'd be very pleased to homebrew something this light and refreshing and technically pure. Honestly, I'd take a Schlafly Kolsch or Boulevard Wheat over this in half a heartbeat though.

06-15-2013 23:53:53 | More by EagleTalon
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jowribbit

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.1%

09-16-2012 14:48:50 | More by jowribbit
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-23-2012 18:05:20 | More by Eaglefan344
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

05-12-2013 17:09:39 | More by mikeburd1128
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jsh420

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

04-17-2014 23:31:16 | More by jsh420
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-23-2013 04:16:19 | More by jaydoc
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matjack85

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -10.8%

I got this beer at the Jewel/Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a clear pale yellow color and made a 1½-finger white head that lasted less than a minute. There was no lacing whatsoever.

The beer smelled like an open box of lemonhead candies.

This is pretty much lemon flavored water with some wheat and corn flavors underneath. No noticeable hop presence.

Very light bodied, close to water-like, with higher than average carbonation. Not very creamy for a cream ale, but it is spritzy and refreshing.

It works as a summer refresher, but it's nothing that i would seek out.

06-19-2014 04:37:22 | More by matjack85
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

04-28-2013 14:56:31 | More by BlueMoon10
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-23-2014 20:35:29 | More by Canada_Dan
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rev_jimmy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

08-24-2012 21:26:13 | More by rev_jimmy
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-19-2013 15:14:35 | More by jmccullough108
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +23.8%

01-22-2013 01:57:44 | More by yankinwis
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-18-2012 20:49:03 | More by MarshMan71
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drewson111


3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

08-06-2012 05:41:42 | More by drewson111
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meanmutt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.1%

05-06-2013 20:15:08 | More by meanmutt
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev +1.5%

Served in a (512) anniversary glass.

Tail or no, I could never get my kites to fly all that long. Man, I had a kinda sad childhood... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, sweet oats (not unlike a sweetened version of Cheerios or some other cereal), and a hint of grass. The taste basically brings in more of the same, along with a vague fruitiness that detracts from the sweet, grainy notes that have been forced into the background. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly drying finish. Overall, a generally solid beer, but one whose surprise and oddball fruitiness keeps it from achieving anything close to greatness.

11-20-2012 04:38:38 | More by TMoney2591
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soju6

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

A: Pours a clear pale golden color with a small head that fades quickly to no real lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness with a trace of citrus and fruity sweetness.

T: Taste of malt sweetness, some citrus and bit of apple. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Very light body, crisp and refreshing. Comes across as fairly bland.

O: Nice inoffensive summer ale that goes down easy. Goes best with BBQ.

06-16-2012 20:44:30 | More by soju6
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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.