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Flywheel Bright Lager - Metropolitan Brewing

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Flywheel Bright LagerFlywheel Bright Lager

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

214 Ratings

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2009

The kinetic beauty of spicy hops grabs you by the nose and lets you know: this is German-inspired beer. A mild, bready malt sweetness greets you at the lips, smoothing the crisp hop flavors. Flywheel is meant for bombastic celebrations of singing voices and clamoring mugs. But then, that first contented moment of happy hour is uniquely celebratory as well.

45 IBU
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Excellent white foam and superb lacing. Very bubbly. Murky golden, very unique for a pilsener. Top of the line look.

Smell: Mostly lemon with a hint of pine. Fairly subdued, but refreshing.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Excellent lemon crispness provides a good mouthfeel. Smooth finish. Flavors consist of a hint of lemon tartness initially and strong pine hops in the finish. The finish in particular sneaks up on you.

Overall Drinkabilty: A very pleasant surprise.

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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 16 oz pilsner glass.

A- pours a light lemon color with a 2" thick white head. Blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- light grains, bread, citrus

T- sweet light caramel malts, grapes, citrus. Slightest hint of pine at the finish.

M- medium body andcarbonation. Nice creamy feel.

O- didn't expect much from this beer, but really enjoyed it. Great beer as I sit outside in the sun.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of marcobrau
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear faint yellow with plenty of carbonation that forms a very delicate bright white head. Sticky bits of foam are left behind on the sides of the glass as the foam recedes. Sheets of lace form with bigger sips. Nice. Peppery, spicy hop nose. A bite of carbonation before a malty middle that is at first mellow, then becomes more cracker-like crisp before a spicy and moderately bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel; fairly soft. I'd like it a touch drier with a little more bracing bitterness, but it's still tasty lager. A super easy drinkin' pils, which could get expensive at $10 a six-pack.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.97/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this from Monsone, cheers Eric!

Pours an effervescent straw color with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Perfumy & grassy, floral with grainy bready scents

TL Follows the nose, light crackery notes with oh so subtle white grape up front, a touch lemony hop goodness as well. Herbal & grassy hops mix with bready notes as this warms, some dryness here as well. Finishes with lovely perfumy & floral hops, some lemon, crackery notes

MF: Medium bodied, crisp, soft carbonation, just a bit of grainyness, perfect balance

Classic German Pils drinkability, this is better than many tried in my three years living in Germany. Let me amend that, easily one of the best Pils I've had period!

Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.