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Mankato Original - Mankato Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mankato Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bwiechmann on 01-31-2012)
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MNAle

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

08-08-2012 00:21:01 | More by MNAle
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-04-2014 04:31:07 | More by Beerlover
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lwillitz

Florida

3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into mug

A - slightly-cloudy body of straw yellow under a couple fingers of white suds, high amount of visible carbonation, decent lacing

S - grainy with a touch of fruitiness (notes of grape & lemon), weak

T - light malts, notes of grape and lemon, floral hops, spicy/earthy notes

M - smooth medium body, high carbonation

O - MO is not bad, just unimpressive. Everything else I've had from MB is better than this.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 22:52:08 | More by lwillitz
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-13-2014 19:31:09 | More by JakeBarnett
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-02-2014 00:12:41 | More by tbone64
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-27-2014 17:39:36 | More by Chucker17
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-10-2014 22:16:58 | More by capuchinpilates
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-03-2014 17:23:56 | More by DaveMiller
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-18-2014 17:10:08 | More by billhelm
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-28-2014 04:18:55 | More by sparx1100
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

01-29-2014 16:05:24 | More by Whiskeydeez
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-15-2014 04:41:38 | More by mattmarka1
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csmartin6

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-31-2013 00:53:25 | More by csmartin6
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

12-09-2013 05:25:04 | More by XmnwildX12
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John_M

Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a fairly solid gold color with pretty good head retention and decent lacing. The beer really doesn't look half bad. On the nose, there's really not much there, but I do pick up a hint of dry citrus and some light biscuit. There's not a lot there on the palates as well, though the beer does have some decent bitterness on the finish. Otherwise, this beer is very light, dry and a bit watery on the finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a soft bitter finish. Alcohol is completely unnoticeable.

Wanted something light after the big Thanksgiving dinner, and this was certainly that. Pretty hard to imagine ever drinking this again, no matter what the circumstances.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 15:42:43 | More by John_M
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Turbo

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

10-06-2013 00:46:16 | More by Turbo
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

09-15-2013 00:36:48 | More by mfl620ks
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tom79mp

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-14-2013 06:19:21 | More by tom79mp
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-08-2013 02:20:36 | More by sgttibbs
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bhindbluis

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

07-19-2013 18:31:27 | More by bhindbluis
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Lofty

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-20-2013 00:53:41 | More by Lofty
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WallE89

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.3%

03-15-2013 03:52:41 | More by WallE89
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

03-02-2013 17:52:44 | More by Hopstout
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Tjvan2

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-22-2013 03:31:45 | More by Tjvan2
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The “ENJOY BY” date printed on the label is “02.10.13.”

Appearance: Poured into a stange. The color is clear, golden straw. Two-and-a-half fingers of fluffy, white foam settled unevenly to form a billowy cap and eventually a spotted lacing. Trails of foam remained stuck to the glass.

Smell: It smells like grainy, Minnesota lager. Metallic, floral, earthy, and a touch fruity. It also has a nice splash of lemon zest. This bottle is at the end of its shelf life and there is a hint of cardboard. Honestly, the smell is neither appealing nor enticing.

Taste: The flavors are still pretty sharp. Pale malts, floral and earthy hops, lemon, and strawberry. It has a nice, astringent bitterness that coats the mouth along with the lemon citrus.

Drinkability: I really wish I would have been more vigilant and bought a fresher sixer. This is not the best first impression, but at some point I will have an opportunity to try M.O. again and will definitely take it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 03:19:54 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Mankato Original from Mankato Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.