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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pale gold with a large, egg-white head. Aroma is a pleasant mix of banana, clover honey, golden straw and vanilla cookie. Moderately sweet and mildly sour flavor with notes of hay, grass, banana peels, and slight metallics. The estery yeast mustiness lends an interesting quality to a traditionally earthy, grassy kolsch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Not my favorite style to be certain, but this is a very refreshing beer. I enjoy this beer from time to time- usually served fresh from the fridge either in the bottle or in a pint glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5976) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Carnivale, Chicago bottle ($6): Pours a golden color without much in the way of head. Aroma is very nice for a kolsch. dry German hops are very much present. Taste is very well-balanced. Hops are there in good measure and blend with the bready malts. In short, this is what a kolsch should taste like. Tasted great with the food at Carnivale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (3048) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a clear golden with a sudsy white foamy head. Lightly nutty aroma, sweet malty, a bit creamy full, some vanilla. Flavor is a bit chalky and yeasty, seemingly wheaty, touch of honey, fairly dry. Crisp body, a bit gritty, smaller soda carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (14103) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madvike (3229) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
On tap at GTMW - straw yellow pour with a thin white head. Smell is corn and light malt. Light floral hops. Taste is more yeasty and macro-ish, with a bit of loght hops on the finish. OK carb, with a light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. This Kolsch was certainly not bad, but slightly missed its mark for me. There was a bit too much of a quality, which the best description I have for it is: mineral and rye. The aroma is quite buttery and light, not so unlike a bag of popcorn, but with estery fruit, lemony grass, and rye toast as well. It poured with a fluffy layer of creamy white head that mostly dissipates, fair carbonation, a slightly watery appearing body, and a crisp lemon yellow color. The body is decently balanced, light, but not watery, though not as quenching as it could be. Getting passed the hint of metallic minerals and off-rye grain up front, some decent notes come through after. Buttered white toast, light citrus, some herb, estery melon, and nutty grains with minor squash fruit in the finish. An interesting beer, though not quite my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2011
12 oz bottle. Appearance is golden yellow, straw color. Aroma is wheat and some citrus and lemongrass. Taste is corresponding with wheat and slight citrus coming through. The palate is the most disappointing part of this brew - medium-bodied and slightly viscous giving it a bit of an unpleasant mouthfeel. In this respect the beer is completely divergent from the Kölsch style which typically has a very clean and crisp body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (1066) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pale yellow with a sudsy white head that lasts and blankets the top, leaving thick rings of lacing. Sweet aroma of grains, dough, and light citrus. Flavor is mostly sweet but finishes clean. Light body with very soft carbonation. Decent summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Ordered this bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a pilsner glass. Pour brings a slightly-dark golden color; it’s a bit too dark for the style. White head that lasts for a short while before falling without too much lacing. Very thin collar throughout. Nose is bready and faintly pleasant with a fairly-large amount of fruity notes for the style. The taste is more toward the bready end of the spectrum with a bit of fruit and a very mild bitterness in the finish. Body is light but more toward medium than it should be. Carbonation is a tad bit low. Drinks pretty well overall, but is just good, not great. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-03-2011

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