Kite Tail Summer Ale | O'Fallon Brewery

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Kite Tail Summer AleKite Tail Summer Ale

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

Style: American Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light bodied and refreshing this beer is based on the Cream Ale 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of dd53grif
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
2.35/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

DATE: May 14, 2017.... OCCASION: Home after Mother's Day shopping with Shan... GLASSWARE: Rare Vos shaker... pours a pale, soft golden body that splurges its effervescence with cascading bubbles... head is another story, a swift fizz of off-white that rings to clumpy bogs of marshiness... weak lemon and hay meld with light hops to produce a flowery, aromatic sensation akin to lavender... airy, elements of honey and vanilla as well... from that auspicious beginning comes the first sip: dishwasher safe, thin, oily... on a warmer day, this could be considered an asset, but on an average May afternoon, it's just a shade away from water with extra calories... not much creaminess to its mouthfeel, although it holds at its finish... honey, ginger, light pepper, subtly spiced malts, and an elusive something creates a light, almost puckering profile with a beefy fallout by its end...a beer that might beat a raddler on a given day but has little replay value on its own... could do worse at a backyard barbecue, but not a rewarding gem in the mystery 12 mix I bought...

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HedgehogConsulting
1.56/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I love to support small breweries. I've had some O'Fallons other products and they are pretty good. Kite Tale, unfortunately, tastes like Budweiser sprayed down with Lemon Pledge. I had one, and then poured the remaining 5 out. Such a waste. I hate writing negative reviews.

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Photo of goodsuds
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer doesn't get the credit it deserves. It is an extremely drinkable and tasty summer beer that is far superior to the macro lagers out there, and in my opinion is probably the best commercial cream ale I can find. No, it's not as clean/tasteless as a Genesse, but is that really the benchmark? It has a different taste in the bottle than on tap at the brewery, but it is still very good. Speaking of the new brewery... What a great place to get good food and beer!

Poured from a 12oz bottle, no date code on bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a good 3 finger fluffy white head. The head recedes to almost nothing as I drink it. It leaves behind a decent amount of lacing in my pilsner glass.

Smells slightly malty, bright, slight citrusy hop aroma.

Very quaffable with a light, thin body. Starts clean, slightly sweet, finishes slightly tart and dry. There's a faint flavor that I can't place. Not so much sweet as fruity, almost like strawberries. Not sure if that's an ester from the yeast or from the hops or what. I like it and don't really think it's a fault.

Overall this is a great summertime beer that I think any BMC drinker would enjoy and beer snobs would too even if they don't care to admit it. Very drinkable, reasonably priced and decent availability near me (but I live close to the brewery) so I'm not sure about outside of my area. If you see it on the shelf and you want an easy drinking beer while you're grilling or mowing the lawn, grab it!

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.56/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimmyd8386
3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MispeledStalion
2.19/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
2.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow, and completely clear. The beer has a thin, soon fading, head. The smell is of grain, a hint of pale malt, and some herbal hops. Muted aroma. The flavor is balanced, but subtle. Grainy and somewhat vegetal. Not really offensive, but not anything that I'd look to try again.

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Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Kahlstrom
2.65/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ejk99
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of tom5191
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jjbent
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of RBCBrams17
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of thufflife
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of HuskerTornado
3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into sensory glass. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fluffy, snow white head that has good retention and lacing.

Smell is of light fruits, lemon, biscuits and some faint hops.

Crisp, light, and plenty of carbonation in the mouth. Creamy and sweet up front, with a light hop presence which brings just a bit of bitterness to the finish.

Overall, a nice summer cream ale.

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Photo of antichuckmoore
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of caustin90
1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 90 ratings