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Krankshaft Kölsch - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-07-2009

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
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Photo of Ryan011235
1.96/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of JJFordick
1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KJabo
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of MaxOfMetal
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of socon67
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Joel12
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of mfavoino
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of gamecock74
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hoody711
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of Mick-e-d
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of larbush
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Treebs
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a plastic cup at the Cubs vs. Sox game.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy, long lasting white head forming on the pour. It leaves some sticky sheets of lace behind as I drink.

S: Pretty standard. Lagery yeast with a clear, crisp hop profile. Grassy and slightly malty as well.

T: The taste is a step up as this has a more fruity hop profile than the nose. The finish is nice and clean with a pale malt body.

M: Light bodied, very refreshing with a nice ample carbonation.

O: Well rounded with a good taste and high drinkability. What more could you ask for at a ball park.

Photo of ironyisoverrated
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear pale golden color capped by whipped egg white foam; good lacing

Smell: Crackery and lemony

Taste: Taste follows the nose, with a rather lemony, slightly acetic balance to the cracker malt; just a hint of tart apple on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Refreshing and flavorful

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of prisoner1572
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.