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Krankshaft Kölsch - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

240 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Pyjack, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Zimm, Jun 02, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I wholeheartedly wanted to love a Kolsch style beer that came out of Chicago. As many beers that come from Metropolitan. However, this beer is close to nothing that comes out of Cologne. Being that I've been in Cologne, Germany... this beer is lackluster.

The malt is what makes a Kolsch. And Metropolitan lacks in terms of this. There should be a clean finish of my palate that is lacking. Good effort for the brewery, but in likeliness... nothing that comes from Cologne.

A clean malt with German hops and so forth, however lacking in style and taste. Numerous times I've wanted this beer and tasted this beer to no avail. The firm and minute nutty taste that comes from a Kolsch is not here.

iRollFlaccid, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Ebf, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BeerLover99, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

GuzzLah, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

sweemzander, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

harrylee773, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

MCain04, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CesarLopes, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ssimpson89, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Rusty_Venture, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DMB, Dec 29, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap at Hackney's at the Printer's Row section of Chicago.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured a clear straw color with about a 1.5 finger head. Nice, classic Kolsch look.

S: VERY strong barley and grain scent... much more potent than I'm used to in this style. Still, not bad.

T: I bit more sugar-laced than most Kolschs on the market for sure, but still not bad, and the bitter finish was a bit off to my mind.

M: This certainly got a bit cloying after a while, which is not a good thing in the Kolsch world. Lots of lacing.

O: Meh, didn't care much for this one.

Chaney, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

stanale, Dec 16, 2012
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udouche, Dec 12, 2012
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astrayan, Dec 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

ajkiser12, Dec 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

olafphysics, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Aeroscorp, Nov 27, 2012
Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.