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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Shitpantz (61) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12596) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Draught at small bar division. Clear gold with a very nice creamy white head that leaves great lacing. A perfectly presented pint. Sweet malty aroma with some floral and spicy honey. Hops are relatively subtle on the nose but add a nice touch. Sweet and malty with very light banana and peach. Lightly bitter through the finish with a nice spicy hop touch. Medium-light body and tight carbonation. Very well balanced and fermented perfectly. A great kolsch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
bottle from alewatcher. Thanks! pours a clear creamy yellow with a big soapy white head. aroma of fresh herbs, fresh cut grass, some cereal and biscuity malts. some light perfume and bubblegum backdrop. fresh herb, and grass forward. really nice. flavor is biscuity sweet corn. could be a bit drier. tasty. great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
aroma is clean malted cereal grain, light peach pokes through. appearance is highly polished gold, film head, zero lacing, good carb. flavor is excellent fruitiness: peach, pear. mouthfeel is borderline gritty, otherwise fast moving and slick. nice counterpoint to their alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Thanks to stace for the bottle. I can’t say that I’ve had all that many different examples of this style, but this is a good beer, refreshing and summery. It pours a somewhat hazy pale yellow, somewhere between maize and madder yellow. Head is sudsy, relatively small and white. The aroma is pale malt-sweet with a mild vinous character. I’d prefer a bit more grape, but it’s a minor complaint. A tiny bit of butterscotch sneaks in as it warms. Flavor is fairly sweet, but there’s a nice grassy noble hop bite in the finish. This is a refreshing beer that doesn’t try to overwhelm you with flavor. Good for a hot day. Mouthfeel is light, airy and a touch slick. Good beer though I’m still not entirely won over to the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 I think I like this better than some german Kölsches I have had. For it’s style I felt it was quite flavorful. Serving:Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vir4030 (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Tastes like a cider, looks like a ginger ale. This doesn’t seem like beer. Also, my wife had an allergic reaction to something in the beer. I’m not sure what it was, but she broke out in a full-body rash twice, each the day after having one of these.

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