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RATINGS: 101   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours a hazy light golden body with a white head that fleets quickly. Aromatically grape notes, grain, light grains. Biscuit and herbal fruit tones. Apple skins, apple juice notes. Bland body very grain y a hint of fruit almost lime like zest but probably more just the fleeting carbonation upon combination with salvatory carbonic acid. A light metallic note, almost tin in nature.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
POurs a straw pale yellow with nice notes of light spice on the nose. A good head develops a nice mouthfeel that is light but yet fulfilling of generous notes of spice, malt, and light hop. A good go to beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2011
12oz bottle pours a very light Yellow with a finger of head. very light easy to drink. would make an excellent summer beer. Has a light lemony taste and around and finishes a little sweet with a hint of honey. Don’t drink a ton of this style but this must be near the top of the class

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Re-rate: 12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, straw-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has a good amount of lemony florals with a lightly sweetened honey-pale malt with some grain. Just a touch of herbal hops with some apple as well. Flavor is similar. Lightly sweetened, pale, honey malts up front with some grains. More lemon and a good amount of florals giving off some pear and white grapefruit. Finishes clean and dry with a touch of honey-wheat and a very light grassy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, crisp, smooth body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Kölsch. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. Not crazy complex, but a lightly sweetened, honey-grain maltiness is balanced well with a floral, lemony crispness. Bumping this up a point. 7,3,7,3,13. Original rating 1/2/2011: On tap at Sheffield’s. Pours a clouded, pale golden colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is florals and a lightly sweetened grainy, caramel maltiness. A touch of citrusy lemon and honey. Flavor is similar. Sweeter, honey, pale malts with a light grainy caramel. A light lemon-citrus-grass before this finishes with a clean, light, dry bitterness that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Light, crisp body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking Kölsch. Pleasant, light grassy citrus makes this enjoyable enough. Not bad. 6,3,6,3,13=3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
There is a slight skunkiness to the aroma behind the strong citrus influence. The head was snowy white, which never fades entirely. The brew is a pale yellow, similar to ginger ale. It tastes lemony, quite light and refreshing. It is quite carbonized, not adversely affecting the palate. The aftertaste is lightly lemony, quick to fade. A pleasant light beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2010
12 oz bottle @ O’Donovans while watching the Bears clinch the NFC North on a Monday night. Clear yellow color with a white head. Yeasty and malty aroma with a hint of lemon citrus. Light malty flavor witha light floral taste. Dry crisp bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Cloudy pour. Corn/metallic nose. No malt/hops in the flavor. Goes down extra smooth and is a good thirst quencher.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shitpantz (59) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Pours golden, looks like a kolsch, nice crisp aroma and taste - lots of flavors going on in this, maybe a few too many. I usually don’t acre for Kolsch and this example is not really swaying me. for a lighter style beer from this brewery, get yourself a Flywheel, it is MUCH better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2010
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with about an inch worth of white head. The aroma is of cereal grain and fresh light hops. Sweet and grassy taste is well balanced. Lingering citrus notes. Very good in body for the style. Refreshing and clean tasting, which is not always the case with these styles. This would be a great crossover beer for the average consumer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Bottle at Shoeless Joe’s in Chicago. Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit and honey. Light body with flavors of citrus, honey and malt. Mild hops in the background. The finish is lemony with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.


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