Kite Tail Summer Ale - O'Fallon Brewery
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
3.7/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
06-10-2012 22:25:46 | More by mtlasley
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
Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.