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Krankshaft Kölsch - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 81 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Thedaver4220, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

kushlash23, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

JMurphy41, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

csmartin6, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dillon_1005, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear pale green lemon yellow with faint white head.
S: Sweet and light caramel malt. Bananas and grass.
T: Very pleasant and stronger version of aroma. Bananas, hint of clove, lemongrass, sweet light caramel malt.
M: Light body. Silky smooth, soft, and slightly sticky sweet. Nice lingering on the palate too!
D: Extremely drinkable...the definition of a good session beer. This one surprised me in a big way...started out unassuming and finished extremely strong. Thanks to Kris for bringing this one back!

mwilbur, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of FrankHashimoto
4/5  rDev +5.5%

FrankHashimoto, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gagnonsux, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Sweffin, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Maninthearena
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Straw colored, head had fairly big bubbles that dissipated leaving a nice lace around the rim of the glass.

Nose- Some herbal notes, some wheat malt dominates with a little honey sweetness.

Taste-Again some wheat malt is pretty substantial. Maybe a little pear/orchard fruits. Would like a little more subtleties here. Slight spicy bitterness underneath.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, light, and dry without being too watery. Goes down nicely and makes you want another sip. Very much lager-like as one would expect. A pleasure to sip.

Overall- I thoroughly enjoyed the brew, but am a little partial to Kolsches and other wheaty beers and have had quite a few that stack up favorably to this. That being said, this was extremely refreshing and would likely pair with a great range of meals.

Maninthearena, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

tfsimpkins, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of jayhass
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight hazy straw color with a big white head that stays leaving spotted lace.
Aroma light cherry and banana with a sweet bread aroma and floral notes
Taste- light sweet malt with cherry and banana lightly on the tongue. Wheat actually comes through with a touch of bread. Earthy floral and slight spiciness from the hops as this beer ends semi dry.

jayhass, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

FreshHawk, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ROGUE16, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PhillyStyle, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

krl2112, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Azpittil57, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jgunther71, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rabbitguy, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

krome, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Keith_R, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

kendrid, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

vikinghorn, Jul 20, 2013
Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.