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 (659) - 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.
ChadPolenz (1652) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw color. Aroma is clove, wheat. Taste is clove-yeast, wheat/light malt, some spice hops.
rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium honey color, nice (but short-lived) head, no lace. Taste begins with sweet corn and caramel, moves to a chewy grain, then to mild hops. The name says it - gulp one down on a hot day.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grain, corn, grass and a stale not quite musty note. The taste is sweet grain and corn with a midly hoppy finish and a bit of spiciness. Thin-medium bodied.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a straw-colored yellow, with a moderate white head. The nose shows light notes of pilsner malt, with underlying notes of lemon and citrus. The palate is restrained, giving slight malt notes, a subtle but noticeable honey-like note, and a slight note of spice that resembles lemon. The finish is clean and fairly dry. Overall, not my favorite style, but a nice quaffable beer for the months of warmer temperatures.
bluejacket74 (1797) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle (2011 batch with new label). Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is grainy (wheat?) and sweet malt, citrusy hops (lemon peel), and a bit of grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like grain/wheat/bready malt and some citrusy hops (lemon peel). Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s crisp and easy to drink. I think it’s a nice refreshing brew, a good choice for summertime. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before, I might have to pick up some of this over the summer. Definitely worth a try.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a large yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and citric with notes of cardboard and bread. The flavor was sour and tangy with pronounced butter and notes of lemon, chalk and cardboard. The finish was long and tangy with lingering butter, bread and citrus. Medium body. Disappointing.
Beerman6686 (6172) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma was light malts and grassy hops. Flavor was very well balanced, not too sweet, mellow bittering and grassy hops but still a bit bland.