Afterburner - Metropolitan Brewing
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
10-15-2012 19:06:11 | More by TMoney2591
4.03/5 rDev +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.
09-13-2013 01:26:23 | More by emerge077
3.64/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
09-18-2013 20:53:21 | More by steveh
4.91/5 rDev +23.1%
The first two stores I tried to buy this from had sold out, was happy to find it at the third. Poured in to a stein.
A: Finger and a half of bubbly, dense head, amber/copper appearance with a decent lace throughout
S: Toasted caramel nose
T: Big doughy, malty taste, a little more than medium bodied, with warming spice in the aftertaste
O: Great beer, from start to finish, a prime example of the style.
09-17-2013 20:33:33 | More by harrylee773
3.61/5 rDev -9.5%
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!
09-23-2013 00:27:16 | More by maxcoinage
Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.