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Magnetron - Metropolitan Brewing

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TTAmod on 11-23-2013

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 10
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
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Magnetron has a coffee black body with chestnut highlights running up the glass when backlit. A sturdy mocha cap forms on the pour and instantly becomes immensely creamy. The staying power of the foam is impressive, never disappearing throughout the drink. Impressive sheet lacing remains plastered to the glass. Looks about as good as you can get.

That foam makes it a little tough pulling out the nose but what's there is right on. Brown bread maltiness comes in mass quantities. The roast is minimal with a lick of anise. Faint earth runs throughout along with some nuttiness. A softly spicy hop presence rounds everything out nicely.

Ah yes, the flavor profile follows the nose closely but is even more expressive and clean. Bread-y notes galore from front to back accompanied by soft roast and a whisper of anise mid-palate with a touch of brown sugar on the finish. Noble hops add a touch of pepper spiciness to balance the virgin clean malt bill. Even handed and delicious.

I like both rich, fuller bodied schwarzbiers and their lighter, easier drinking brethren. Magnetron falls in the middle of the spectrum. It's not chewy but there is some texture. The body sits firmly at moderate in weight, as does the carbonation. The finish is spicy, without being bitter, and nice and dry, aiding drinkability. One simply isn't enough.

Metropolitan, in my not so humble opinion, is one of the best, if not the best, German-style brewery in the United States. Magnetron is clean and crisp with a great depth of flavor. There are no hard lines here, everything segues perfectly into the next. Another home run by those fine folks on Ravenswood.

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Magnetron from Metropolitan Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.