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Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

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Kite Tail Summer Ale
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75
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Photo of tito42
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

tito42, Jul 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

tigg924, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

schoon, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

tallfellapgh, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

jjbent, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

kristenrae8, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of menacho1
1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

menacho1, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of caustin90
1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

caustin90, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

EagleTalon, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

jowribbit, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

jsh420, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -6.8%

jaydoc, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of matjack85
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

matjack85, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

BlueMoon10, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Canada_Dan, Jul 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

rev_jimmy, Aug 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

jmccullough108, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

yankinwis, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

MarshMan71, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

drewson111, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3/5  rDev -6.8%

meanmutt, May 06, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TMoney2591, Nov 20, 2012
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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.