jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
12oz bottle from Simoneís, taste rules this one a great summer taste when the heat is on outside really tasty gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Clean, straightforward, well-done, kolsch style? Excellent after a long, hot drive to get here. wilnatp (692) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
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 (1804) - Lakeland, Florida, 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.
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Appearance: White gold hue thatís 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 thatís 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.
Itís 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. Thereís a hint of sweetness in the finish, but itís washed away clean. There are a lot of subtle flavors to this brew and had they been accentuated it wouldíve been a solid, if not great lager. Thereís nothing off-putting about it whatsoever, but to me itís 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.
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 (4383) - 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. Drake (13649) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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. 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. bluejacket74 (1991) - 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, itís crisp and easy to drink. I think itís a nice refreshing brew, a good choice for summertime. I canít believe I havenít tried this before, I might have to pick up some of this over the summer. Definitely worth a try. FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - 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.