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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.

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   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1610) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle - good size foamy head, pale yellow color, sweet corn/malty aroma and flavor, mild earthy hop balance, OK overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1716) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Straw gold. Nose of honeycomb and light citrus hops. Flavor is more honeycomb with herbal citrus bitterness and light mineral quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scarletfire65 (1068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear golden with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma of floral hops and lemon. Sweet corny malt undertones. Bright dry finish with lemon and grass and an un - kolsh - like chemically turpentine note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 12, 2015
Look: pours a pale straw. Bright white head. Extremely clear. Smell: Apple skin. Champagne. Sweet malt. Taste: tastes almost like a lager. Very malty. Champagne. Feel: very crisp finish. Medium high carbonation. Very smooth finish. Overall: ok beer. Very European flavor and feel. First drank home 4/12/15 Vintage:

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft sampled at Olympic. From notes. Very light, refreshing and easy drinking. Some nice citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Straw yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malt, little wheat. Tasty, refreshing sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken on 17 Mar 2012 -- I think this is a great example of a Kolsch. Very refreshing, nice malt flavor, super sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (776) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. Aromas of bread crust, lemon zest, and a light pine strike the nose. It’s a crystal clear pale yellow color with a frothy, soft, dense white head. A thick, dense ring is retained with a light dust surface. Lots of sheet and webby lace is left behind. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. The oily textured, light body beer had a soft, soapy carbonation. Citrus sweet some pine, and bread flavors finish the drink. It’s crisp and clean with a light toast and citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Draft. Pale, straw color. Thin, dense head; substantial lacing. No string aroma. Light flavor with a little hop presence. Medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1307) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Clear yellow pour with a white head. It has a lightly fruity, floral hop aroma. The light body has a smooth texture with lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with a quick, clean finish.

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