JStax (7228) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
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. superspak (6102) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2015
12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 3/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Incredibly clean on lager flavors with zero estery yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice kellerbier style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Shot (566) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Pours golden with a white head. Aromas of citrus hops and sweet malt. A hint of bitter lemon and skunkiness. Citrusy flavors, cut grass, bready notes and a pleasant hop bite. Delicious. drfabulous (8681) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Clean slightly floral and hoppy lager with some lemon notes. Very drinkable. Evolutionary (529) - 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
Ratman197 (15468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, spicy hops and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, spicy hops and light earthiness with a crisp dry finish. bluejacket74 (1995) - 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. 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.