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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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 23
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 jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Joose33
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of schoon
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Benvarine
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of emwild12
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of karlt
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of kristenrae8
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ahentz
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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 Andrew526
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jmccullough108
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of json83
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

135 calories per bottle at 4.5% ABV. Unique Cream Style Ale with a light lager taste. The immediate taste is reminiscent of has cream beer taste with a slight compliment of lemon. The aftertaste is a bit below average and the smell is undesirable. Worth a try but not something I would go out-of my way to find.

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Photo of callmeishmALE
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BrewSTL
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of JoeMarsh
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of moarmare
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of egrace84
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MadWolf
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of slapperloon
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Photo of mikeburd1128
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of meanmutt
3/5  rDev -6.3%

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