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Krankshaft Kölsch - Metropolitan Brewing

Krankshaft KölschKrankshaft Kölsch

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BA SCORE
85
very good

192 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 192
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%


Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in homage to the beer of Cologne, Krankshaft is a pale straw hued smile in a glass. We throw in a little wheat malt to round out an easy Santiam hop bitterness. There are no Köbes to serve them up, but you should feel free to have as many as you like.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-07-2009)
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky straw yellow with excellent foam and lacing.

Smell: Musky fruitiness. Strong yeast. A bit like a Belgian ale.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Subtle lemon dominates the flavor. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Very bubbly and refreshing.

Overall Drinkability: A very good American Kölsch.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:18:06 | More by tjsdomer2
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From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 04/2014 on bottom of six-pack
Glass: Founders snifter

Krankshaft is a decent kolsch, a bit harsher and more raw than other examples of the style, indicating that it probably needs a bit more conditioning time than the brewers at Metropolitan allow it (or at least this batch). While not exactly "refreshing," as it's a bit too substantial in flavor to be considered that, this was definitely an easy-drinking beer that would be good to have a few of at the bar.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a frothy appearance. Retention is below average less than one minute, the head fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a small island of lacy foam resting atop the body of the beer. Lacing is good, with some thick and large dots, lines, and patterns clinging to all sides of the glass. Body is a bright, medium-dark golden yellow, with light bringing out bright golden yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the slightly hazy body (10% opacity), moderate in number and moving at a medium-pace.

Aroma is pleasant, of musty hay, slight apple and pear esters (reminding one that, after all, Kolsch uses an ale yeast), slight lemon citrus from hops, and a background of light pale malt sweetness.

Front of palate is of wet hay, lemon citrus, apple and pear ester, slight acetaldehyde, and a hearty pale malt sweetness. Mid-palate of grain, white bread, hearty pale malt sweetness, mild acetaldehyde, and grassy and lemon-like hops. Back of palate features wet hay, yeast, slight graininess, lemon-like and grassy hops, and acetaldehyde. Aftertaste of lemon, slight graininess, and mild bitterness.

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Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.