Krankshaft Kölsch | Metropolitan Brewing

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3.8/5
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375 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
metrobrewing.com

Style: German Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by emerge077 on 07-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,807
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
375
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
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Photo of Berknerj
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack (sale)
Binny's - Joliet, IL

Krankshaft is a good looking beverage. It's pale golden and bright with exceptional clarity. Each and every bubble can be seen rushing to the surface to bolster the foam. The head was easy to conjure up to a finger in heaight on the pour, it's pure white and creamy. After a couple minutes in the glass it settles to a thin cap with some patchy lacing here and there.

The nose is straightforward and rather simple but clean and comforting. Freshly cracked grains get it going along with a touch of cereal sweetness. It's bready throughout. The hop profile is perfectly complementary with a soft floral quality and a nice backing of spice. Nicely put together play between malt and hops.

The maltiness is vibrant with the freshly cracked grains and a softly sweet backing of cereal grains. A touch of lemon brightness runs throughout before the floral and subtly spiced hop profile kicks in. The malt profile is hearty but fresh while the hop profile adds the appropriate counterpoint. This is some good suds.

The body is moderate in weight with a rather plush roundness. Carbonation is soft and appropriate creating a velvety feel on the tongue. A mild, balancing bitterness and fairly dry finish make this beer an easy on to put away. Drinkability is off the charts high.

Krankshaft is a delicious libation that I have been fortunate enough to imbibe for quite a while now. It's clean and crisp with a hearty maltiness and a well defined hop profile. It's quenching and delicious, an easy beer to put away.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghwolf
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lean back, close your eyes and imagine you are sitting on the Rhine river in Köln, Germany. Take a few swigs of this clean, crisp beer and you'll be as close to heaven as possible. Krankshaft is always consistent and a good go-to for a night of debauchery.

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Photo of GreenDragonPurse
1.13/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Huge pure-white head, pale champagne colored liquid. Urine-y odor. Nearly flavorless - tastes like every beer in a red solo cup I had at a frat party in college. Awful.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tomb_ride
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bret717
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look- pours a slightly clloudy pale golden straw color with a dense white head and spotty lacing

Aroma- very subtle crackery malt, honey-like sweetness and floral hops

Taste- crackery malt with a mild slightly sweet honey note, floral and earthy hops, along with slightly tangy note that sort of morphs into a mild bitterness

Feel- medium light bodied with prickyly carbonation; finishes a bit dry and with a little bitterness

Overall- very enjoyable kolsch with subtle malt and hop notes that are nicely balanced

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Photo of Half-full
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass. Clear golden color with a modest white head. Interesting fruity aroma with apple and pear notes. The taste was on par with a sweet fruity aspect and a clean grainy backbone. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Jonoesh5
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jesswills21
2.97/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiscosrw
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentKay
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Was on tap at Side Lot Brewery in Wauconda

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/19/17 - On tap at Sweetwater restaurant on Michigan Ave in Chicago. Served ice cold in a tall goblet. Clear yellow with snow white head. No lacing. Went down fast. Easy drinking and refreshing. I had a second.

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Photo of briantullis1
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a willi at Miller's Pub (Chicago, IL).

A: Slightly hazy lemon yellow with solid 1/2-1 finger white frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Delicious grainy pils, slightly tangy probably from wheat and spicy and lightly floral hopping

T: Flavor definitely outdoes the subdued aroma with blasts of grainy, moderately sweet and tangy pils maltiness followed by floral, lightly spicy, and more lemony hops which works great with the tangy maltiness. It is not sour but brushes up against it to provide a full flavor. Light bitterness.

M: Crisp and clean with tanginess that adds to the body without hurting the dryness in the finish.

O: I had been kicking around the idea of doing a kolsch for summer, and after tasting my most recent and disappointing hop experiment APA, I may take a shot at something more refreshing and clean.

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Photo of EdFed
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-02-23 in Warrenville, IL on tap

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Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 375 ratings