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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
Evolutionary (523) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
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

3.3
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
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.

3.4
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
12oz bottle from Simone’s, taste rules this one a great summer taste when the heat is on outside really tasty

3.5
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Clean, straightforward, well-done, kolsch style? Excellent after a long, hot drive to get here.

2.8
wilnatp (715) - 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.

3.5
ChadPolenz (1847) - 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.

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.

3.1
jcwattsrugger (12524) - 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.

2.9
rondphoto (4494) - 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.

2.9
Drake (14078) - 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.

3.3
Acetobacter (815) - 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.


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