Kite Tail Summer Ale | O'Fallon Brewery

Kite Tail Summer AleKite Tail Summer Ale
BA SCORE
21.1%
Liked This Beer
3.2 w/ 90 ratings
Kite Tail Summer AleKite Tail Summer Ale
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
Ranking:
#42,208
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
90
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.2/5
pDev:
17.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 23
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +25%
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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4/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz twist-off bottle, unknown date. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear pale yellow with a one finger white head that recedes to a light cap and leaves just a few spots of lacing behind.

Aroma is lemon, grain, light bread/cracker malt, hint of vanilla, reminiscent of a light lager or pils. Simple. Good strength.

Flavor is lemon, vanilla, light bread/cracker malt, moderately sweet, light bitterness on the finish, little to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, yet somewhat sticky, good to sharp carbonation.

Easy drinking beer that maintains some flavor. Would go down nicely on a hot summer day after doing some yardwork.

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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 TMoney2591
3.32/5  rDev +3.7%
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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1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

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4/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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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%

Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap; nice simple label, no date; 2012 vintage...thanks to Sam B. for this!

Appearance: Pours a bright, rich golden hue, with bright clarity and a nice white cap which fades to a thick, lasting film.

Smell: Nice, pale grain background (but w/a little extra richness), as well as vibrant fruity esters (stone fruit, and especially light peachy notes). Simple, refreshing, and nice for summer.

Taste: Really light, crisp, clean grain notes and (surprising) peachy esters...there's no fruit in this beer, but the yeast has done some really nice work here in terms of bright, vibrant ester notes. It's kind of a two-dimensional beer (fruit and light malt) but it's refreshing, clean, and quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium

Conclusion: Not at all a style I reach for often, but in terms of the cream ales that I've had, this is very near the top; well-done, O'Fallon!

For $8-ish a sixer, this is deft. something I'd pick up once or twice a summer...would go great hanging out by the pool, or with some zesty KC style BBQ

87-88

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.45/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this cream Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear straw color,produced a average white head, average retention and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of cereal grains and sweet fruit. Light in body, this cream ale had a base of grains, some caramel, fresh fruit, and earthy hops. Smooth mouthfeel, nice summer beer- flavorful example of the style.

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2.25/5  rDev -29.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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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Kite Tail Summer Ale from O'Fallon Brewery
Beer rating: 21.1% out of 100 with 90 ratings
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