Mankato Original | Mankato Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mankato Brewery
Minnesota, United States
mankatobrewery.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bwiechmann on 01-31-2012

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55
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Avg:
3.64
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18.96%
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Dick's Last Resort pilsner glass in me sister's gaff in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger white colour head of decent thickness and cream, and average retention (~2 minutes). Colour is a clear pale yellow. Transparent and translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Pale malts and a hint of lemon citrus. That's really it. An average strength aroma.

T: Pale malts, artificial lemon, artificial lime, and some fruity hop esters. Built alright for the style. Not impressive. There's nothing unique or special here. Not real complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not as crisp as it ought to be. Decent carbonation, but a touch overdone. Thickness is fair.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. A passable kolsch from Mankato. I wouldn't trifle with this again. Decently priced, I guess.

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2.87/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This is the first beer from the emerging brewery and as of now is available only on Draft.

Pours a straw-yellow with an impressive head and good lacing. Pretty attractive beer.

Smell is hop-forward with pine/floral hop notes indicating that this is more than your typical BMC brew. The brewers describe a subtle fruitiness in the aroma, but I'm not finding it. Malt plays a supporting role and does not give a performance worth remembering.

Taste is a little thin. Hops are more prominent than the aroma indicated. Malt is a little too weak to stand up to the bitterness that cuts through the palate and as a result it seems a bit off-balance for a Kolsch.

Mouthfeel is the weak point of the brew. Very drinkable but higher carbonation and such a thin body detract from the enjoyment of the beer for me.

Overall- not a bad beer, but leaves me wanting more. When I asked the waitress about it she told me people had been describing it as "hop-water." While I give it more credit than that the mouthfeel really does bring the brew down a few notches. I hope the brewery branches out with another style soon because I won't be ordering this one again until the summer heat hits hard.

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12-oz bottle into mug

A - slightly-cloudy body of straw yellow under a couple fingers of white suds, high amount of visible carbonation, decent lacing

S - grainy with a touch of fruitiness (notes of grape & lemon), weak

T - light malts, notes of grape and lemon, floral hops, spicy/earthy notes

M - smooth medium body, high carbonation

O - MO is not bad, just unimpressive. Everything else I've had from MB is better than this.

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Mankato Original from Mankato Brewery
3.64 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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