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Krankshaft Kölsch - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 18
Gots: 19 | 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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stanale

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

12-16-2012 07:34:36 | More by stanale
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udouche

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-12-2012 16:57:37 | More by udouche
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astrayan

Michigan

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-10-2012 20:33:15 | More by astrayan
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ajkiser12

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-06-2012 23:14:02 | More by ajkiser12
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olafphysics

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-01-2012 03:33:41 | More by olafphysics
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ironwill54


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-28-2012 20:47:11 | More by ironwill54
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Aeroscorp

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-27-2012 12:25:11 | More by Aeroscorp
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-19-2012 00:25:21 | More by yaksurf
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Ryan011235

Ohio

1.9/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into an Hannen Alt glass on 10/22/12

Hazy, pale, faded, watery looking dull golden yellow. Two and a half fingers of smooth, fizzy foam. One half finger retention and thick drapes of lace.

The aroma progresses as such: soap (and lots of it), herbal hops, pears, light fruits, grain dust and wheat. The grain bill seem ok, but there's some funny business going on otherwise. Ugh, the taste is thinnish and riddled with unpleasantries. Neutered hops, and a paltry grain bill. Far too much in the way of fruit notions. The finish is dirty and hollow. The feel isn't any better - weak and watery body with overly fuzzy carbonation.

There is a skeleton of an ok beer in here, but, as is, this is is disappointing and difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 04:05:31 | More by Ryan011235
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coz

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-01-2012 00:49:25 | More by coz
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JJFordick

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

09-14-2012 22:57:58 | More by JJFordick
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-11-2012 23:38:52 | More by falconxman
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-10-2012 16:07:34 | More by PopnLoads
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-03-2012 23:50:36 | More by Kubrickx
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KJabo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-14-2012 08:02:33 | More by KJabo
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MaxOfMetal

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-14-2012 02:49:45 | More by MaxOfMetal
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-06-2012 16:40:30 | More by nheinzie57
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-06-2012 12:55:44 | More by ThinkAgain
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socon67

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy straw color with a bubbly foam head. Minimal lacing.

S - Smells of fresh grain, acidic fruit, and spice.

T - Has a dry finish. Flavors of grain and lemon zest. Has a slight astringent bite to it.

M - Pretty typical for the style. Leaves a dry feel similar to a pinot grigio.

O - I liked this one. Not many good Kolsch from domestic brewers. This was an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2012 01:18:05 | More by socon67
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-21-2012 22:36:20 | More by KingBiscuit
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Joel12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

07-17-2012 01:38:37 | More by Joel12
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mfavoino

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy golden straw color with a bubbly head.

Smell: A bit of yeast, light malts, and some floral aromas. Nothing jumping out of the glass.

Taste: Lemon sweetness and very light malt flavor. Subtle grain and finishes crisp. Overall, fairly subdued.

Mouthfeel: Very light and crisp on the palate. Refreshing for warm weather.

Overall: Flavor was nothing to write home about. Not much to it.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 16:40:05 | More by mfavoino
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gamecock74

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2012 23:42:46 | More by gamecock74
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hoody711

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first review of a beer style that I actively dislike. Expect bias.

A - poured from the bottle, vigorously, into my goblet. Pale yellow (urine?) with nice head that recedes quickly with little lacing. Carbonation and clarity are nice.

S - yeasty, a little malty, with some honey on the tail end. Damn this beer, it's making me like it before I've tried it. And I so want to hate it.

T - ok, back to disliking it now, but I think it's only because I really don't like kolsch style beers. Sweet up front, marked fruitiness (mostly lemon) that carries through, with a tart finish. Crisp and clean though.

M - crisp and light, the carbonation is nice. Feels a little too much like drinking a soda, but again, bias.

O - still not at all my style. Ugh. But it's complex and nice, if you're into this style. I hesitate to say "chick beer." I'll stick to my pale ales, but I could (very rarely) enjoy one of these in the spring or summer. A nice kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 01:32:56 | More by hoody711
Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.