Krankshaft Kölsch | Metropolitan Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
355 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:
355
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CPAles
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hawkinst
4.73/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw yellow, almost clear. Champagne-like with tons of bubbles coursing upward reveal lots of carbonation. Thick four finger head initially, then dissipates leaving a bit of sticky lacing along the glass and a layer of foam on the top of the beer.

Smell has notes of lemon and citrus with cracker malt undertones. Bit of a metallic undertone to the smell.

Taste is initially very carbonated, but as that clears you get notes of cracker malts, lemon zest, prominent hop character comes through. Some floral notes from the hops. Not bitter, but certainly hoppy with a noticeable cut grass flavor. Honey-like sweetness throughout. Definite metallic taste on the aftertaste. Not sure that flavor is supposed to be there.

Feel is extremely light, crisp, with an almost harsh finish. Lots of carbonation provides a noticeable tingle on the tongue. Very drinkable and light.

Overall a decent beer. Pretty true to the style. Was off put by the metallic flavor, but Im going to assume that was an issue with the bottle and not a usual flavor. I'll have to give this one a try again at some point to see if that metallic flavor is still there.

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Photo of scootercrabb
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotiks
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drstalker
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aggiedobbs07
4.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of zaraspook
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stompilator
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moysauce
3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaneBramage
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nearly transparent light yellow/gold
S: bready and grainy with a hint of citrus
T: sweet, similar to a German Wheat
F: not heavy at all
O: a very drinkable summer beer, although I drank it in the dead of winter

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Photo of Smconnor
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lifit
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmryan21
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, straw color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of wheat, slight pale malt, slight hop, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, slight pale malt, slight hop, and a hint of citrus. Overall, lacking in body, but the hop presence was oddly too strong.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 355 ratings.
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