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Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery

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76 Ratings
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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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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.

Photo of callmeishmALE
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JoeMarsh
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of egrace84
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of MadWolf
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of slapperloon
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of meanmutt
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jkermitj
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of beestes
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of yankinwis
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of TheArmadillo
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -45.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.