adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the All Pints North festival in Duluth, MN. Light bitter scent, a little bit on of a corny flavor.
Trev (1778) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Atom (1121) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winterfest 2012. Some bread in the aroma. Clear gold color. Dry flavor with lager yeast. Not bad.
schmidty_2001 (2) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
All around great beer that the average Joe or the beer enthusiast can enjoy. To all the brewers at Mankato Brewery cheers!!!
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Town Hall. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Nose and taste is indeed Honey Nut Cheerios. Smooth palate. Enjoyable brew.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[On-tap in Mankato] From abbreviated notes jotted down on a napkin. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Wow, this is great! Very clean, with lots of honey-nut cheerios, especially in the taste. Decent mouthfeel, with a good finish. I had low expectations going into this, but I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it. This is an awesome session beer, and I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.
Guerde (1115) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on tap) Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a very thin white head that eventually recedes and yields little to no lacing. Aroma is pretty subdued, with some pleasant cerealesque graininess, light honey, and faint floral hops. The flavor is very impressive, with a sweet honey intro. that quickly shifted to an even grainy finish that tastes like an exact representation of Honey-Nut Cheerios. Little kick of hops prior to the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium, with good carbonation. Even though the styles differ, this bears a passing resemblance to Dortmunder Gold. Overall a very surprisingly solid offering from this brewer, and I hope to see this beer available soon in the cities, as I would drink a lot of this in the summer. (Note to brewer if reading: If you’re looking to expand, please package this as a sixer in bottles or cans. For the love of God, please do not package a sessionable beer like this as a 4 pack of cans or place in a bomber).