Krankshaft Kölsch | Metropolitan Brewing

Krankshaft KölschKrankshaft Kölsch
BA SCORE
3.8/5
364 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
Ranking:
#15,264
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
364
pDev:
12.63%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
69
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of KevChiTown
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faunland
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ri0
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeithE
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Stevedore
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Blue Moon in Madison, Wisconsin. Served in a pint glass.

Appears lighter golden bodied, clear and bubbly, one finger white head with great retention time, plenty of lacing. Smells bready, a bit of honey, toasted whole grain, noble hop aromas, a bit of lemon citrus. Flavour is bread and grain sweetness, toasted, a bit of sugary malt, mild lemon, mild floral bitterness. Mouthfeel is thinner-medium bodied, good carbonation, mildly bitter finish that isn't too hard to drink. Overall, a decent, drinkable kolsch that won't knock your socks off.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of MustyDusty
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMelyon
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeThCo
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Torreon10
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Krankshaft Kölsch from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 364 ratings
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