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Flywheel Bright Lager - Metropolitan Brewing

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very good

197 Ratings

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2009)
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ryanpj, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Azpittil57, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MajorDizaster, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

JeltMaaj, Feb 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

vinny21bal, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 2014-03-15
Glass: Ayinger pilsner glass

Metropolitan's Flywheel is a satisfying German pilsner that features many of the classic flavors found in fresh German examples of the style. There's an interesting malt base below a complex mixture of hops that makes nearly all aspects of drinking this rewarding and enjoyable from a flavor perspective. One I will enjoy again.

Pours a 3cm tall head of white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles that yield a frothy appearance. Retention is above average, the foam lasting around two minutes in a decline to a thin cap of lace atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is excellent, with heavy, thick patterns, lines, and dots clinging to the walls of the glass. Beer is a moderately dark golden yellow color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the slightly hazy body (10% opacity), low in number, moderate in activity.

Aroma is very rich, of spicy, floral, herbal, and slightly peanut-like hops, which I find to be fairly common in fresh, quality German pilsners.

Overall flavors are of colorful hops that contribute spicy, floral, herbal, and somewhat lemon-like characters along with a sweet and occasionally grainy and biscuit-like malt flavor. Front of palate tastes floral, grassy, and spicy continental hops with an underlying pale malt sweetness. Mid-palate experiences moderate hop bitterness with fairly bright, lemon-like, dried herbs and grasses, floral, and spicy hop combinations; modest peanut and grape ester; a bit of pale malt sweetness and bread-like flavors rounds the experience out nicely. Back of palate tastes of dried grass and herbs with underlying notes of flowers, moderate to medium-high hop bitterness, and a slight peanut flavor and pale malt sweetness. Aftertaste of grainy and biscuit-like pilsner malts with moderate residual bitterness, and spicy, floral and lemon-like hop characters.

Beer is medium-light to medium in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, leady to a mostly foamy (4/5) and slightly smooth (1/5) mouthfeel that fits the beer itself well, and is in line for the style. Closes dry, with medium amounts of stickiness lingering on the palate and lips.

falloutsnow, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

cnbrown313, Jan 22, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DbbC, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Thedaver4220, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CesarLopes, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Joel12, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dillon_1005, Oct 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

scottwurst, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mic718, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of zrbeer1579
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pilsner glass

Appearance: Transparent golden-straw with a one finger white head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: A doughy smell with bits of sulfur. Grassy/herbal, hay, and little citrus with some floral notes. A touch of spicy hops. And some sweet grains.

Taste: Does not have that doughy taste in the beginning like last time. But there's a little sulfur-like taste. Start off with grassy, hay, with some herbal and floral. Light spiciness and some citrus. A real nice sweet biscuity malts and some grains. Hops are not all overpowering; some good balance to the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Well carbonation and crisp. A pleasant mild spicy herbal bitterness in the finish. Just a touch dry as well.

Overall: As said before, I think this is really a fantastic lager. Refreshing, flavorful, and has incredible drinkability. A great lager from a local brewery.

zrbeer1579, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

kristenrae8, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

schmidtmattsays, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of jayhass
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a light golden hue with slight very slight haze to it. One inch white head that fades quickly but keeps a light cover on top.
Aroma- Grassy nose with sweet bready malt with some light spice and herbal notes.
Taste- Pilsner malt graininess and sweetness that is crisp and clean. Hop bitterness is there with herbal and grassy notes the give a balance to the malt and finishes pretty dry making you feel like you need another drink.

jayhass, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Kaveman, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

rabbitguy, Aug 09, 2013
Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.