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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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very nice, refreshing kolsch. This hit all the right notes, with floral hints throughout. Extremely drinkable. Not my absolute favorite of the style though, as this was slightly on the sticky side in regards to mouth feel.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
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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Photo of RobinLee
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very authentic smelling and tasting Kolsch. The closest American kolsch I have had to Reissdorf. I thought it was excellent.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bmunge
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden straw color with some light white head that quickly dispersed. The nose is heavy with malt and grains. The taste is grain and malt flavors with some hints of lemon and citrus. Finishes clean with refreshing carbonation.

Overall I wasn't blown away but it's a good beer. Personally I found the grain and malt flavorings almost too strong but if this is your style it's a very enjoyable well-made beer.

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

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

Photo of baseball636
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Barnoloid
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a really well done Kolsch from Metropolitan. Pours a light yellow/straw color with a light crackly head that falls off quick. Honey sweetness on the aroma through to the first sip. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A refreshing summer sipper!

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Photo of McAfee85
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of KevChiTown
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I just can't get excited about the style. The best part about this beer is how it looks. Super bright, great head and tons of bubbles.

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

Photo of kdown
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faunland
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Streeter's Tavern. This is a pretty authentic tasting and looking Kolsch - its straw colored to gold, brilliant, light foamy white collar, fruity and light.

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Photo of walterk
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ri0
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into Weizen glass.

Golden ray of sun clear with a stream of micro bubbles. Two finger white head with some webbed lacing on glass. Aromas of some grain, bread, light citrus or fruit notes. Flavor is quite grainy with some buttered bread flavor and some lemon or pear. Light body that is refreshing.

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Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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