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Afterburner - Metropolitan Brewing

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very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-15-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

tdmccarthy, Today at 03:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

ajzy, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Zuidman, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

imperialking, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar - Division.

Figured I'd snatch up whatever remaining O-Fests were left around, especially one that was locally-made by a generally excellent lager brewery. This stuff pours a clear pale amber topped by two fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, flowers, and light biscuit. It may sound mild, and, though it's not in-your-face, it's all pretty solidly-built. The taste doesn't bring any surprises to the table, though more biscuit comes through, creating a stronger balance between it and the grassy hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a solid, if relatively unexciting O-Fest. It does, however, seem to imitate the German originals better than any American-made O-Fest I've tried to this point.

TMoney2591, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of maxcoinage
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass with a solid inch and half head that took it's time to settle down. Color is a fairly clear golden/orangish .

Aroma - a bit weak - caramel, bready,

Taste - honey, rye, malty sweetness

Mouthfeel - pretty strong carb, light to medium body, crisp finish

Overall - a good Marzen, easy drinking. Enjoying this on the first day of fall while watching some football!

maxcoinage, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of steveh
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%

Available in bottles this year -- hooray!

Metro has always been a favorite when it comes to German-style beers, I've always wanted to try this and their Doppelbock -- hope it doesn't disappoint.

A -- Clear, deep orange-amber bordering on copper, with a dense, long-lasting, off-white/very light tan head.

S -- Mild DMS and spicy hops, lightly bready and nutty notes.

T -- Nutty and roasted characters up front with some light breadiness at the end and spicy hops in the aftertaste. Very clean finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Overall, I'm just a little disappointed that this beer is taking on more of an American Oktoberfest character than a German Oktoberfest character -- especially considering the Metro Helles is very German-like. It's definitely a well-made, highly quaffable beer, but I was hoping for Munich more than Margate Park.

steveh, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of sticky head. The color is a darker amber brown. Active carbonation is above average for the style.

Smell: Biscuit and sweet toffee jumps out on the nose. Plenty of oak opens up on the body with lingering sweet bready malts and caramelized sugars on the body. Slightly vegetal aromas are picked up on the back end.

Taste: Cereal and biscuit immediately warm on the palate. A touch of rye compliments some nutty malt flavors very well. Toffee and caramelized sugars pick up mid palate and really carry into the finish and linger after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is kept in check, making this a very drinkable brew.

Overall: This will never be a style I'm crazy about, but this one is very well put together. Definitely on the sweeter side which I look for out of a good Marzen. Metropolitan continues to pump out great beers, looking forward to more from them.

KFBR392, Sep 08, 2014
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JimGlonke, Monday at 09:03 PM
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

Bright amber, strong clarity with a soft layer of creamy foam on the surface. A bit of spindly lace around the edges of the glass, rising trails of carbonation visible.

Softly nutty, bready, and slightly floral aroma.

Smooth feel, mellow and supple, toasted malts, nutty and bready as in the aroma. Apple and walnuts, a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. A light to medium bodied feel, soft carbonation, very agreeable. Easy to have a few at a time, and pair with food. Glad they finally bottled this.

emerge077, Sep 13, 2013
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Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.