Mankato Original - Mankato Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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2.2/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of John_M
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Mankato Original from Mankato Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.