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Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 16.72%
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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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-23-2013 04:16:19 | More by jaydoc
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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

06-24-2012 02:32:12 | More by zeff80
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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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

06-03-2012 23:03:35 | More by Stinkypuss
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Tone

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours a clear, straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, hint of hop, hint of cream, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of a Cream Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of cream, pale malt, hint of rice?, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak body and the aroma is lacking.

08-05-2012 10:20:53 | More by Tone
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -20.1%

Clear, pale yellow, pilsner like hue and clarity. Very tiny and slow bubbling. Two finger head that reduces to a half moon of thin foam.

Very light creamy aroma with faint unmalted barley and faintly toasted malt. Bland overall.

Very faint toastiness from the malt also get flavors of unmalted barley and some lactose. There's some adjuncty tasting bitterness on the finish. The palate is smooth but watery. This beer is easy to drink and uncomplicated.

12-07-2012 13:43:57 | More by scruffwhor
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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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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +23.8%

06-24-2012 14:39:43 | More by birchstick
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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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egrace84

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-24-2013 13:45:29 | More by egrace84
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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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thufflife

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

08-26-2014 12:59:34 | More by thufflife
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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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hosehead83

Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Pale ,clear yellow ion color, with a bright , white head of moderate foam.
Aroma-Pale malt, faint fruitiness
Taste-Pale malt, faint wheat, very light-bodied, almost watered -down mouthfeel. faint corn sweetness in the finish. Would be a notch above a macro brew in my book.

07-28-2013 17:32:56 | More by hosehead83
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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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DCon

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

Bought a Mix-A-Six Pack from MacDoodles in Joplin, MO for $9.85 and added a 12 FL. OZ. (355 ML) bottle of this to it. Poured from the White/Red labeled bottle with a kite on the front into a Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Fruity, peaches, huge malts.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, dies. Has a crystal clear body. Good lacing.

Flavor- Very sweet and tons of fruit (peaches), and has a malty bod. Easy overall.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Sweet, Fruity, and malt finish.

Overall Impression- Very refreshing, sweet, and has a ton of fruits that I can’t put a finger on. A light one for this summer but seems to be a hot item in St. Louis!

08-02-2012 23:18:35 | More by DCon
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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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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-30-2012 19:29:52 | More by jklecko2
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ryanpj

Illinois

3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-10-2012 02:00:54 | More by ryanpj
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.8%

08-04-2012 19:30:36 | More by captainbearcat
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Jamison85

Indiana

4/5  rDev +23.8%

03-27-2013 16:34:53 | More by Jamison85
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.1%

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

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev +3.1%

12oz twist-off bottle, unknown date. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear pale yellow with a one finger white head that recedes to a light cap and leaves just a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is lemon, grain, light bread/cracker malt, hint of vanilla, reminiscent of a light lager or pils. Simple. Good strength.

Flavor is lemon, vanilla, light bread/cracker malt, moderately sweet, light bitterness on the finish, little to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, yet somewhat sticky, good to sharp carbonation.

Easy drinking beer that maintains some flavor. Would go down nicely on a hot summer day after doing some yardwork.

12-16-2012 23:01:54 | More by elgiacomo
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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.