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Mankato Original - Mankato Brewery

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79
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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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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70.7%

09-18-2012 03:37:18 | More by ChopsMeister
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WallE89

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.3%

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

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-18-2012 01:45:13 | More by Bighorn
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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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kojevergas

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Dick's Last Resort pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger white colour head of decent thickness and cream, and average retention (~2 minutes). Colour is a clear pale yellow. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pale malts and a hint of lemon citrus. That's really it. An average strength aroma.

T: Pale malts, artificial lemon, artificial lime, and some fruity hop esters. Built alright for the style. Not impressive. There's nothing unique or special here. Not real complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not as crisp as it ought to be. Decent carbonation, but a touch overdone. Thickness is fair.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. A passable kolsch from Mankato. I wouldn't trifle with this again. Decently priced, I guess.

C

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 20:25:52 | More by kojevergas
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is the first beer from the emerging brewery and as of now is available only on Draft.

Pours a straw-yellow with an impressive head and good lacing. Pretty attractive beer.

Smell is hop-forward with pine/floral hop notes indicating that this is more than your typical BMC brew. The brewers describe a subtle fruitiness in the aroma, but I'm not finding it. Malt plays a supporting role and does not give a performance worth remembering.

Taste is a little thin. Hops are more prominent than the aroma indicated. Malt is a little too weak to stand up to the bitterness that cuts through the palate and as a result it seems a bit off-balance for a Kolsch.

Mouthfeel is the weak point of the brew. Very drinkable but higher carbonation and such a thin body detract from the enjoyment of the beer for me.

Overall- not a bad beer, but leaves me wanting more. When I asked the waitress about it she told me people had been describing it as "hop-water." While I give it more credit than that the mouthfeel really does bring the brew down a few notches. I hope the brewery branches out with another style soon because I won't be ordering this one again until the summer heat hits hard.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 17:56:11 | More by bwiechmann
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

01-29-2014 16:05:24 | More by Whiskeydeez
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

07-19-2013 18:31:27 | More by bhindbluis
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3Hops

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

05-26-2012 23:08:32 | More by 3Hops
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12%

12-09-2013 05:25:04 | More by XmnwildX12
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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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csmartin6

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-31-2013 00:53:25 | More by csmartin6
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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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-17-2012 03:56:43 | More by Localdrinklax
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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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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes courtesy of cpolking, thanks. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, biscuits. Taste is the same, malts, biscuits, some hop presence, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 20:44:21 | More by tone77
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-02-2012 12:57:54 | More by MN_Beerticker
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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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Mankato Original from Mankato Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.