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Kite Tail Summer Ale | O'Fallon Brewery

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Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States | website

Style: 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 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

Added by Stinkypuss on 06-03-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
86
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
31.9%
 
 
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1
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9
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 86
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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Photo of tigg924
2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

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Photo of jjbent
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of MispeledStalion
2.19/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of matjack85
2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rev_jimmy
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of goodsuds
3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
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 jimmyd8386
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of yankinwis
4/5  rDev +22.7%

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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
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