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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13293) - 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 !!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10472) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7682) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7390) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7021) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at Norse bar. PAle golden color, pleasant malt and hops, everything a koelsch should be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
bottle, slight cloudy broomstraw color, good bright white foam, aroma of hoppy lemons, flavor is a little sweet, white grapejuice and lemonade

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle and served in a pint glass: Pours a clean straw hue with a fizzy but lasting head and had spotty lace. The aroma has notes of pale grain, some wheat and white bread dough, hint of lemongrass and some light hop bitterness. Just a hint of "corny" DMS, not all that noticeable however. The taste is clean pale grains and a nice light handed noble hop finish. Slight acidity lemon and herbal twang. A bit heavier than both the Kolsch biers I had before it, I think that is the wheat adding body and mouth feel. For the genre, the mouth feel is way above average. Overall, color me surprised for I expected this to be the least favorite of the three (Short’s 45 and Schlafly Kolsch) but it ended up being my favorite... Note, I have had this once before but that was clearly a skunked bottle, so glad this one was not.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Nose is light and wheaty, soft grain, a touch of lemon. Pours hazy straw yellow, frothy head and good sticky lace. Wheat, light grain, lemon, and a hint of earth round out the soft flavors of this one. Becomes a little grainier as it warms. Lemony crisp finish.


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