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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A crisp unfiltered Kellerbier. This traditional Bavarian style originated from the small artisanal breweries of Franconia, where Kellerbier is still a favorite beverage in the local beer gardens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1471) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw color. Aroma is clove, wheat. Taste is clove-yeast, wheat/light malt, some spice hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3037) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10888) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1584) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5489) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium dense off-white head. Aroma of nuts, grain, grass, and lemon zest. Flavor of honey, cereal, earth, and biscuit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (3724) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
12oz bottle via trade. Pours a great clear golden color with a nicely formed white head that fades to a thick foam layer. Very good lacing. Floral and grassy hops on the aroma, along with a very grainy pale malt base. A little citrus in there. The flavor is a little strange. Really grainy and corny with sweet pale malt and floral and grassy hops. Really heavy on the orange juice flavor, which is a little rough and hurts the balance. Medium-bodied and fairly crisp, but the orange lends a slightly strange astringent note here. A strange beer overall. Not terrible, but a little less than I expect from this style.

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