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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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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Beerlover, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of lwillitz
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.

lwillitz, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

JakeBarnett, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

tbone64, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Chucker17, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

capuchinpilates, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DaveMiller, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

sparx1100, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

csmartin6, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of John_M
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.

John_M, Nov 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

mfl620ks, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

tom79mp, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

sgttibbs, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

bhindbluis, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Lofty, Mar 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

WallE89, Mar 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

Hopstout, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Tjvan2, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of TheQuietMan22
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.

TheQuietMan22, Feb 09, 2013
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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.


kojevergas, Nov 22, 2012
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Mankato Original from Mankato Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.