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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours a very pale color, lightly hazy, with a big billowy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is bread dough and light lemon zest with a mild peppery character.

The flavor is clean and nicely bitter the finish is a little sweet but this is pretty well balanced out by the herbal character of the beer. I’ve had Kolsh imported from Germany with more hop character than this but the hop character in this beer is still very nice just not specifically dominant. There is a very clean lemony citrus flavor to this beer that is very nice as well.

Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4291) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at Empty Bottle. Hazy yellow tan, thin oily head. Really smooth and creamy, fresh and well done. Doughy, soft on the palate. The unfiltered aspect of the beer really adds dimension. Simple, light body. Some orange tones. A hard style to nail down but this comes close. A great session beer, thirst quenching and sublime.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma of grass, bread. Decent flavor, solid Kolsch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours pale clear gold with visible streams of effervescence that replenish a head that stays for the whole glass. Aroma is grassy, clean malt. Taste is buttered bread, grass, and some minor fruitiness. Body is light to medium, active carbonation, dry clean bready finish. Overall, fabulous. These guys are really killing it-- haven’t had a bad one from them yet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1475) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours clear golden with a small white head and minimal lacing. Fruity nectar and bright floral notes comprise the aroma. Soft mouthfeel with nice grainy profile enhanced with light tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1770) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pale gold with a large, egg-white head. Aroma is a pleasant mix of banana, clover honey, golden straw and vanilla cookie. Moderately sweet and mildly sour flavor with notes of hay, grass, banana peels, and slight metallics. The estery yeast mustiness lends an interesting quality to a traditionally earthy, grassy kolsch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Not my favorite style to be certain, but this is a very refreshing beer. I enjoy this beer from time to time- usually served fresh from the fridge either in the bottle or in a pint glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3281) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Carnivale, Chicago bottle ($6): Pours a golden color without much in the way of head. Aroma is very nice for a kolsch. dry German hops are very much present. Taste is very well-balanced. Hops are there in good measure and blend with the bready malts. In short, this is what a kolsch should taste like. Tasted great with the food at Carnivale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a clear golden with a sudsy white foamy head. Lightly nutty aroma, sweet malty, a bit creamy full, some vanilla. Flavor is a bit chalky and yeasty, seemingly wheaty, touch of honey, fairly dry. Crisp body, a bit gritty, smaller soda carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
GTMW. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer and good for style.


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