sawbuck (440) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild, grassy aroma. Pale yellow in color. Strong, sweet malt flavor up front...finishes like a pilsner but with smoother taste. Gets better as you continue.....solid.
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at First Draft. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is grainy and almost fruity. Taste is still a little fruity with lots of nice bread. Good finish.
mrjaxson (352) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So few beers take me back to how wonderful I think I remember them from the 1970s, but Metro’s Kränkshaft is definitely among them. It even has the carbonation right. A lightly grassy scent with hints of lemon give way to a sweet taste and a finish that is just the slightest bit bitter. A super summer beer that I enjoyed from a bottle.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Just a little white in this golden beer. A noisy fizzy white head dies quickly. So little aroma. Some gentle honey and fruit. That is tasted and the flavor is also light. Gentle fruity and spicy hops. A little more honey is tasted than is in the nose. Some Noble hop notes. Pale malts. This is just an ok Kolsch.
csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
arkurzynski (1793) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw gold. Nose of honeycomb and light citrus hops. Flavor is more honeycomb with herbal citrus bitterness and light mineral quality.
scarletfire65 (1109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled at Olympic. From notes. Very light, refreshing and easy drinking. Some nice citrus notes.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malt, little wheat. Tasty, refreshing sweet malt.
GreatDane1632 (1026) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.