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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Draft @ Hackney’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Keg at Links Taproom - Chicago. Pours clear yellow with a creamy, white head. The nose holds crispy cereal, straw, hay. Light sweet flavour with crispy biscuits, more hay, hints of lemon, cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. Clean and crisp on the finish, with brisk cereal, fresh biscuit. Very solid lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle at home - thanks to Baron - Shared with Mette. Clear yellow - white head. Bread, lots of white bread, nice clean pilsner malty, grainy, egg, grassy, herbal hoppy notes, lovely clean and perfect !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13334) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11323) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at Norse bar. PAle golden color, pleasant malt and hops, everything a koelsch should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10524) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Honey, barley malt and hay aroma. Pale yellow color with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Hoppy for a Koelsch - pretty good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at Smoke Daddy’s. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a crisp light grain note with a hint of grassiness and light citrus. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grain with a light grassiness and a hint of sweet citrus in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a hazy straw yellow that films and laces ok. Aromas are light fruity, fresh apple, with a touch of honey and grain. Initial is light and sessionable, grainy with honey and cereal, fruity apple and pear. Very nice sessionable kolsch that is very flavorful and throws off good fruity qualities. Easily my favorite Metropolitan brew thus far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
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.

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