Kite Tail Summer Ale | O'Fallon Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

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
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
17.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of Tone
3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of tigg924
2.73/5  rDev -15.5%
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 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.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%
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 Suds
2.91/5  rDev -9.9%
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 egrace84
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of matjack85
2.9/5  rDev -10.2%
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 lemmy187
3.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hosehead83
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
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 Eaglefan344
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of thufflife
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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

Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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