Iron Works Alt - Metropolitan Brewing
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3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
A: Amber to copper appearance, off white mocha colored head, nice lacing that glazes the edges of the glass with each sip.
S: Toffee, butterscotch, and caramel malts pop off the nose. A little fruity (apples, pears), no hop aroma detected
T: Toast and bread crust. apple like character comes through from the aroma. Sweet with a finishing caramel like flavor
M: mouth drying after taste, middle of the road carbonation and big chewy body.
O: I think if it wasn't for the apple like flavor i'm getting (possibly the yeast?) I would have rated this much higher. I've not had many Alts, but this one fell short of expectations.
04-30-2013 02:11:19 | More by guityler83
3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
It’s in a stange! Just sitting there staring at me like I’m some crazy beer knurd…and its got a beautiful semi-dark copper color that just gets darker towards its center, its mildly hazy and filled with some good carbonation. The head is thick and fluffy and just will not go away, did I mention that its in an off white color, maybe even tan. Medium lacing; nothing else to say here. Weak fruit aromas like apple, banana, raisins and mild malts. Crisp and sharp when it first hits your tongue, it mellows out into a slightly tangy beer over all. The malts are well represented here, herbs and mild citrus fruits also come through, very interesting taste. It warms up in the aftertaste and the tanginess wanes just a bit as well, and the alcohol is well hidden.
02-28-2013 02:43:06 | More by vickersspitfire
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured into a Sam Adams' Perfect Pint.
A=Darker orange with impressive cream colored head of 2 fingers that lasted a good minute.
S=More malt than hops; also citrus and maple.
T=Honey-like, but with a smokiness; reminiscent of "German" beers I've had an Essen Haus.
M=Nice medium body with slight carbonation...very drinkable.
O=I'm not too familiar with the style, but this was enjoyable...will definitely try the style again.
02-16-2013 01:25:16 | More by dhannes
2.65/5 rDev -30.3%
12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Uncapped and poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.
A - Pours a murky red amber colored body with a giant fluffy three finger cream colored head with nice retention. Steady column of bubbles rushing to the top.
S - Smells of pale malts and dusty adjuncts. A little bit of raisins creeps out also.
T - Pale dusty malts again with a bit of hop bitterness clinging on for dear life in the end swallow. Maybe some sort of a caramelized raisin taste, but it isn't dark or pleasant, just adds the tiniest bit of sweetness. Maybe some kind of a grape aftertaste lingering.
M - Mouthfeel is dry, sticky and resinous, but again, not a very pleasant taste to me. Feels a little too carbonated, but not terrible.
Overall, not impressed, and probably not a beer I would try again. Modest 5.8% abv, better than mass produced Bud Light / Miller Lite swill, but still not my favorite.
Metropolitan Iron Works Alt ---3/5
01-26-2013 22:37:44 | More by mfnmbvp
2.3/5 rDev -39.5%
Picked up a sixer of this over Memorial Day weekend at the Binny’s behind Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a pint glass. Pours a moderate brown color with a decent off-white head. Nose has some bready malt and a touch of nuttiness. Some herbal hops. Flavor is similar but has a metallic twang through the finish. The same appears in the nose as it warms. Body is light-medium with a dry finish. Not a big fan.
12-15-2012 18:41:40 | More by Thorpe429
2.3/5 rDev -39.5%
Poured into a Hannen Alt glass on 11/4/12
Quite the heady beer with three fingers of fast-rising foam sitting atop a deep, hazy honey-brown colored beer. The head deflates leaving speckled lace. Better lace catches over time.
Aromas of toasted bread, herbal hops, soap, apple butter, raisins and hints of nuts. The flavor doesn't fall far from the aromatic tree, as it were, though there is much more of a hop kick upfront (herbal and pine) before leading into notes of bread and fruits. The finish is odd; kinda papery. The body is a seemingly appropriate medium. However, carbonation is sharp.
Overall, it isn't terrible but I grew tired of it quickly and did not finish the bottle.
11-05-2012 06:20:05 | More by Ryan011235
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
On tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.
A - Copper pour, high tan foam. Cloudy look to it. Some lacing.
S - Sweet malt smell, with a bit of hops and spice. Scent is muted though; doesn't linger at all.
T - Decent drinking altbier that gets marks for the balance, but seems to take the safe approach; it is not rich in malt nor is the bitterness of fresh hops anything that seems strong.
M - Well balanced and easily sessionable. Soem carbonation is there. Finishes with a slight raspy bite.
O - Wasn't impressed, but didn't feel like it was a bad beer. Felt like Metropolitan rounded out their portfolio. Nice to try, but if you are a diehard altbier fan I'd pass.
08-01-2012 03:03:49 | More by socon67
Iron Works Alt from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.