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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle pour. 1 month past best by date, so that might effect this. Like Stickum better. Also has slightly metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with white head. Straw, hay, malty aromas dominate in this beer. Crisp, straw, earthy, grainy flavor. A nice crisp refreshing kolsch, with a nice touch of bitterness. This is just a really nice kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
sold as Mankato Kolsch, at THT 1Oct2012, super light beer, smooth and easy to drink, a nice light beer works great as a palate cleanser

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Tap @ Town Hall Tap Minneapolis. Pours a clear, golden appearance with a white head. Clean, crisp, grassy, herbal, slightly floral aroma. Really a crisp, grassy, straw, grainy flavor with a fair amount of character and while it’s nothing special, it was easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Yeah, well, rated hedonistically, I have a hard time elevating this one very high. Rich yellow color with very clingy, white head. Corn and cherios, with a moderate bitterness in the finish and a lingering grassy note. There’s more to it than a typical American pale lager, but even as a Kolsch it isn’t particularly to my liking. As my wife would say, it tastes an awful lot like beer. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Had this at the All Pints North festival in Duluth, MN. Light bitter scent, a little bit on of a corny flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Gold pour with a medium white head. aroma is biscuity, light grainy malt. light melon and grassy hop. Flavour is more aggressive grassy hop up front backed by cereal, light honey sweetness, then a semi dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2170) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear golden with a large white head. At first sniff I swear it smell like sauerkrat, aroma of bready yeast, corn, grain, and hops. Taste is light and refreshing, hop spiciness, Cheerio grains, grassy, with slight honey, and finishing dry. Nice Kolsch! Great on a scorcher like today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Winterfest 2012. Some bread in the aroma. Clear gold color. Dry flavor with lager yeast. Not bad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
schmidty_2001 (2) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
All around great beer that the average Joe or the beer enthusiast can enjoy. To all the brewers at Mankato Brewery cheers!!!

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