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Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

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Kite Tail Summer Ale
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.41%
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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4/5  rDev +23.8%

tallfellapgh, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +23.8%
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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4/5  rDev +23.8%

kristenrae8, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

yankinwis, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

jharris0624, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

birchstick, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

captainbearcat, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev +23.8%

karlt, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of ejk99
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%

ejk99, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.78/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap; nice simple label, no date; 2012 vintage...thanks to Sam B. for this!

Appearance: Pours a bright, rich golden hue, with bright clarity and a nice white cap which fades to a thick, lasting film.

Smell: Nice, pale grain background (but w/a little extra richness), as well as vibrant fruity esters (stone fruit, and especially light peachy notes). Simple, refreshing, and nice for summer.

Taste: Really light, crisp, clean grain notes and (surprising) peachy esters...there's no fruit in this beer, but the yeast has done some really nice work here in terms of bright, vibrant ester notes. It's kind of a two-dimensional beer (fruit and light malt) but it's refreshing, clean, and quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium

Conclusion: Not at all a style I reach for often, but in terms of the cream ales that I've had, this is very near the top; well-done, O'Fallon!

For $8-ish a sixer, this is deft. something I'd pick up once or twice a summer...would go great hanging out by the pool, or with some zesty KC style BBQ

87-88

BedetheVenerable, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jjbent, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

MarshMan71, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

drewson111, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ahentz, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

6demonbag, Jun 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of tito42
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
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
Photo of mtlasley
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kite Tail pours a very, very pale gold color with noticeable carbonation. Very thin looking. Very white two finger head dissipates quickly. Looks like any adjunct lager or cream ale.

Aroma is light with a very pale malt smell cut short by a very sweet scent. A slight tang of fruit follows. The scent of sugar is the most noticeable thing here.

Very simple, straightforward cereal taste up front. Malt is the dominant force but as the beer crosses the tongue there's a sweetness carrying barely noticeable bitterness. Very light and drinkable. Perfect for summer.

Kite Tail is extremely light in the mouth and very strong carbonation carries the light taste well. IT's quick and refreshing and another perfect summer character in the beer.

Overall a great addition to the O'Fallon lineup. I'm not as passionate about this as I am their Hemp Hop Rye or their Black Hemp beers. Still, an easy drinking summer beer that's cheap on the wallet is hard to pass up.

mtlasley, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O'Fallon Brewery : Kite Tail Summer Ale

LOOK: Appearing so pale it is almost white, with a small proportion of wheat malt. Soapy head forms and leaves a little lace.

SMELL: Aroma of wheat, lemony citrus, pine and fairly hoppy at that.

TASTE: Solid flavor with some light wheat malts, cream, herbal hops and resinous pine. Surprisingly hoppy and refreshing, and light is the key word. Pretty nice, this is a unique and successful twist on the cream ale style.

FEEL: Light bodied, spot on carbonation, clean finish.

OVERALL: A nice new addition to the O'fallon lineup, this summer ale would be perfect at any time, though especially during the warmer months. Would pair nicely with a garlic y shrimp scampi.

Stinkypuss, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, pale, straw-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of sweet caramel and floral notes.

T - It tasted of sweet toasty caramel. There was a little spiciness and subtle bitter hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice cream ale. It is better than most cream ales that I've tried.

zeff80, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of json83
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

135 calories per bottle at 4.5% ABV. Unique Cream Style Ale with a light lager taste. The immediate taste is reminiscent of has cream beer taste with a slight compliment of lemon. The aftertaste is a bit below average and the smell is undesirable. Worth a try but not something I would go out-of my way to find.

json83, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

schoon, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this cream Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear straw color,produced a average white head, average retention and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of cereal grains and sweet fruit. Light in body, this cream ale had a base of grains, some caramel, fresh fruit, and earthy hops. Smooth mouthfeel, nice summer beer- flavorful example of the style.

GossageBrewery, Sep 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

MadWolf, Jun 24, 2013
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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.