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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10280) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at Norse bar. PAle golden color, pleasant malt and hops, everything a koelsch should be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigh_borg (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours a clear yellow-gold with a big frothy white head. Aroma is dominated by hops: floral and grassy notes stand out the most. Taste is mildly sweet transitioning to sour and a sweet-bitter finish at the end. Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Lots of lacing on the glass. Overall really refreshing and enjoyable. Again, I am not well versed in lagers and the styles within the lager classification, so I don’t have much context for rating or comparing this to other beers of its style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Aroma is yeast, very slight citrus and perfumed. The flavor is light citrus, grainy malts, slight sweetness and a medium tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with small white head and good lacing. Aroma is full of wheat bread, yeast, grass, and a bit of fruity hops. Taste is neither sweet nor sour, with a short, slightly dry finish. Body is light with a crisp mouthfeel and not too much carbonation. Very refreshing and easily drinkable. I’ve never enjoyed a Kolsch as much as this one. If I didn’t know it was from Chicago, I would have guessed it was from Köln

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Binnys via SHERM1016...thanks! Pours a bright yellow with crisp taste...mild malty taste with touch of hops at end. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1261) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
12oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a clear, bright yellow color with a big white head. Aroma is light, bready, cereal. A little light on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, cereal, grassy hops, a little bread, with a light bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3785) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 21, 2012
This is a perfect lawnmower beer. Its too bad I’m drinking this while looking out at my snowy lawn in December. I bought this in late August so the hops may be aging, but its still pretty good. Huge citrus, weak bodied, sort of sour at the end. Bought this at Binny’s in Chicago with Dave in 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (4902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draft at burger bar. Not much aroma. Good smooth taste. Wheat an German beer taste I guess. Liked it for the style

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Golden. White head. Stalky aroma. Grassy flavor with a lot of wheat malt. Very sessionable. Good and balanced. The strong wheat flavor is a bit of a turnoff but its still so balanced its good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a plastic cup at the Cubs vs. Sox game. A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy, long lasting white head forming on the pour. It leaves some sticky sheets of lace behind as I drink. S: Pretty standard. Lagery yeast with a clear, crisp hop profile. Grassy and slightly malty as well. T: The taste is a step up as this has a more fruity hop profile than the nose. The finish is nice and clean with a pale malt body. M: Light bodied, very refreshing with a nice ample carbonation. O: Well rounded with a good taste and high drinkability. What more could you ask for at a ball park. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2012


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