Krankshaft Kölsch | Metropolitan Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
362 Ratings
Krankshaft KölschKrankshaft Kölsch
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Photo of botham
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Publican in Chicago. pours a straw color with two fingers of white head with moderate lacings and good retention.

aroma is lightly floral and mildly malty with pale malts and a touch of yeast and munich malts as well. fresh and flavorful in the nose.

taste follows the nose with a healthy note of lager yeast and a crisp finish of residual bread and a touch of floral yeast.

mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and mildly effervescent with a crisp finish and a wonderfully fresh profile. an excellent kölsch from Chicagoland.

drinkability is good. for a kölsch, this is a good, fresh example with a solid character and drinakble aura. cheers!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight hazy straw color with a big white head that stays leaving spotted lace.
Aroma light cherry and banana with a sweet bread aroma and floral notes
Taste- light sweet malt with cherry and banana lightly on the tongue. Wheat actually comes through with a touch of bread. Earthy floral and slight spiciness from the hops as this beer ends semi dry.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stace for the bottle.

I can't say that I've had all that many different examples of this style, but this is a good beer, refreshing and summery. It pours a somewhat hazy pale yellow, somewhere between maize and madder yellow. Head is sudsy, relatively small and white. The aroma is pale malt-sweet with a mild vinous character. I'd prefer a bit more grape, but it's a minor complaint. A tiny bit of butterscotch sneaks in as it warms. Flavor is fairly sweet, but there's a nice grassy noble hop bite in the finish. This is a refreshing beer that doesn't try to overwhelm you with flavor. Good for a hot day. Mouthfeel is appropriately light and a touch slick. Good beer though I'm still not entirely won over to the style.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CLEAR pale yellow, champagne head, tons of bubbles. More like tinted sparkling water than beer. Bad art, but sex-looking beer. Nose and flavor are mostly semi-floral white grape and lemon juice with some sourdough breadiness/tartness. Dry, no hop flavor or detectable bitterness. Light bodied and highly carbonated, which produces plenty of burps and re-tastings.
Fantastic example of the style, my first vision into why people might enjoy this variety of beer. For such a light beer it packs plenty of flavor, which admittedly can take some time to get into, but the super-light body and high carbonation keeps it refreshing and easy to take another sip.

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Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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