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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Mankato Original (M.O.) is an homage to the traditional top-fermented beers of Cologne, Germany; it is light and refreshing with a crisp bitterness, delicate hop aroma, subtle malt flavor and a hint of fruitiness. M.O. is a great beer to enjoy anytime; it will compliment a wide variety of foods from pizza to sausages and sauerkraut. It will also pair well with cheeses like Muenster, Edam and Gouda.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-thin white-yellow. A-burnt hay/grain, fruit. T follows 2.4, then improves slightly as it sits. 2.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (761) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a carbonated golden with a lingering, medium white head. The aroma has grassy hops as its most prevalent impression, while having corn, yeast, and grain as lesser elements. The taste is bigger on grassy and herbal hops, to go along with some corn and lemon. Herbal, lemony aftertaste. Light in body, with a thin texture, and being about average in carbonation. I’m a bit surprised that this is actually rather refreshing to drink. I’m not quite sure why. This one isn’t the greatest by far, but its nice and easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Krampus shared at John’s house. Pours clear yellow with white head. Nose/taste of lemon, metallic grain, burnt hay and burnt toast. Lighter medium body. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gridfather (32) - - NOV 24, 2013
*** I want too give this one another chance. *** 10/18/13. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Lingering head. Aroma not that great, kind of alcoholy. Color is pleasant, light, lager tone. First few sips were very good of a flavorful lager or pilsner. About halfway through, this beer became skunky bad. Left a bad taste and aftertaste. Yuck! Not Stroh's bad but bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, darker yellow with minimal head. Aroma of corn and grains with a hint of dank herbal hops. Taste is light bitter. Herbal with grains. Light bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a very abrupt finish. Overall, meh. Drinkable but nothing to seek out.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
brianjwhite (2) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
12 oz bottle. Light golden pour with little lace. Hints of skunky leather and very toothy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nuplastikk (5268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12oz bottle. Hazy yellow-tan body, thin oily head. Some buttery graininess in the aroma and taste. A pretty shabby example of a true Kolsch, not so intolerable for a US Blonde. A beer I will never revisit intentionally.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a light yellow, tons of carbonation, white head. Decent like beer, but not worth ever drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (775) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours a light gold with big white head. Some hop aroma, but mainly malt. Flavor is rather bitter, with a bitter, almost metallic, finish to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vikingguy (968) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Very light straw color with foamy white head. Fruity corn aroma. Fuller body and maltier than I expected. Wheat, corn, a little fruitiness and some yeast. Easy drinking and refreshing. Not bad.

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