Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight at CBC. Light color yellow small white head. Aroma of grass, citrus and biscuit. Taste is refreshing with grass and spices. Also a slight bitter finish. Floral hints at very end.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lighter copper with a white head. Aroma is grassy and cereal. Taste is very bready with a bit of a sweet herbal note. Very light and easy to drink. I could easily have drank the whole growler.
RobertDale (4104) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and spice. Taste is wheat, lemons, cloves, and a bit of honey. Nice beer for a hot day.
cheap (4482) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice pour frommah bottle; lots of sediment on the bottom of this bottle. Rocky head tho not creamy. Ever so slight light aroma of old cigarette. Good co2 from the start but it fades after a while. First taste does shed some light on this style, which I forgot since the last. Somewhat odd in flavor, but I must say it is on style fer sure. A simple easier keller which I could live with.
Evolutionary (348) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap from the restaurant. Jaded since it was flat but this review is from before. Great crisp light mouthfeel and decent balance of light taste and sweet fullness.
---Rated via my mouth
phaleslu (7373) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold color with a finger of frothy, soft eggshell white head. Aroma of bread, straw, grass- very simple and clean. Flavor of straw, sweet bread, honey, and grass. Light-bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a clean, crisp mouthfeel. Nice, light summer beer.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Simone’s, taste rules this one a great summer taste when the heat is on outside really tasty
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, straightforward, well-done, kolsch style? Excellent after a long, hot drive to get here.
wilnatp (631) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: this beer has a classic lager look and okay lacing. Almost no aroma. The taste is lemon and bready. It is extremely light and easy to drink.
Chad9976 (1360) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I received a 12oz bottle from a friend in Ohio (thanks, James!). I poured it into the tumbler he sent me.
Appearance: White gold hue that’s nearly opaque, but some carbonation is visible. Forms just a coating of white suds which disappear quickly and leave no lacing.
Smell: Classic lager aroma scent, but with subtle notes of lemonpeel and just a hint of spice.
Taste: This beer threw me for a loop. It looks like a witbier and has some of the same aroma characteristics, but also has the classic lager smell and taste. Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth Lager is technically a kellerbier - a niche style lager that’s either bottle-conditioned or unfiltered judging from the goop in the bottle. Anyway, the beer itself is definitely tastier than your average lager but not as much as an actual witbier or highly-hopped helles bock.
It’s mild in many aspects. Up front is a light, somewhat citrusy lemonpeel and allspice taste, followed by classic lager flavor but without the unbridled graininess. There’s a hint of sweetness in the finish, but it’s washed away clean. There are a lot of subtle flavors to this brew and had they been accentuated it would’ve been a solid, if not great lager. There’s nothing off-putting about it whatsoever, but to me it’s only an okay brew in the end.
Drinkability: Summer themed beers tend to be my least favorites because they opt for drinkability over taste and Columbus Brewing Summer Teeth Lager is a good example of that. I specifically drank it on an unusually hot spring day to replicate the summer feeling. It was crisp and refreshing and the clean finish probably accounted for a lot of that. It went down smooth and at only 5% ABV I could definitely see myself throwing back a few of these at a summer BBQ or picnic.