Krankshaft Kölsch | Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
370 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#18,982
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
370
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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31
Gots:
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Ratings: 370 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stompilator
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of moysauce
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillin
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaneBramage
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SierraFlight
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmryan21
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.56/5  rDev +20%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bmunge
3.42/5  rDev -10%
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 -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DSincavage
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baseball636
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 370 ratings