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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This bright and pleasant beer features wheat malt to round out and mellow a firm Tettnang hop flavor. With Krankshaft, we lift our glasses to the Midwestern gardener. After a satisfying day of spiffing up your back yard, we invite you to cool your palate and kick off an evening of well-earned relaxation. Throw some whitefish and veggies on the grill. This beer compliments a hearty, healthy meal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Draft @ Hackney’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (664) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at Brewery tour. Pours clear yellow. Hoppy flavor but is fairly restrained. Tastes a bit wheatey even though I know there’s no actual wheat in this beer. Clean finish and very sessionable from a flavor standpoint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Very good offering from this Chicago lager brewery. 12 oz bottle, pours golden and hazy. Aroma seems sweet at first, but after a couple of sniffs it reveals the wheat, corn, malt, and a hint of yeast. Very smooth and refreshing, rather present aftertaste that lingers in a good way. Tastes similar to how it smells but the wheat and light hops become much more powerful on its way down. Two thumbs up!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (954) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours golden clear with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Aroma is of malt, corn, wheat, some hops, and grass. Taste is of corn, wheat, and grass. Has a lightly hopped taste to it as well. Biscuity malt backbone evens the beer out. Mouthfeel is light and very carbonated. Lingering taste of grassiness. Very easy drinking, and not too bad of a taste either. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Found this one bottled at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Hazy, light yellow pour with a bubbly white head, grassy citrus nose, mild citrus flavor, mild all around, and very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle. The Krankshaft finally made it our to the burbs, so I can claim all of Metro’s primary brews. Warm, malty beer smell as soon as I pop the crown. Pours a hazy straw color, with a steady stream of bubbles feeding a slightly fizzy white head. In the glass, there’s a slight fruity smell of a warm ferment. Fruit is more prominent in the first sip. A nice biscuity malt body that’s easy drinking. Spicy hops (the label now refers not to Tettnang, but Santiam, an American hybrid with Tettnang in its lineage). Stands up well against the more established Goose island Summertime. Taste is fresh and sunny, and goes down easy, even if it’s just a little gassy afterward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2010
pours very pale yellow almost like a wit aromas and taste are very light of pale malts and hops but i did like it very much for a rather light style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with just a few whisps of off-white head. Aroma is very floral and lightly sweet. Flavor is a light sweetness upfront with a slightly metallic malt body, finishes with a fruity tartness. Lively carbonation, light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2009
The pour on this beer looks as if you just opened up a can of lemonade with an extremely thin white head. You get large aroma of citrus, specifically lemon. The taste was dominated by lemons, but also gave a shot of wheat and honey. Very drinkable beer, but I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn’t 15 degrees out and snowing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2009
This beer pours deep gold with a fine white head. Flavor is grassy and sweet. The mouthfeel is thicker than many other lagers. I’m not as familiar with the Kolsch type, but it’s not bad.

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