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: 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

Added by Stinkypuss on 06-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of caustin90
1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

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 menacho1
1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

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 Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of antichuckmoore
2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

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 mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.56/5  rDev -20%
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.

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

Photo of tigg924
2.73/5  rDev -14.7%
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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Photo of rev_jimmy
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of hosehead83
2.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of matjack85
2.9/5  rDev -9.4%
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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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 soju6
2.98/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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