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Afterburner - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Smooth, toasty, and festive. Oktoberfest is one of the best beers in the world, for one of the best parties in the world.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-15-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
A 4 - copper colored beer with a creamy ivory head that holds excellent retention
S 3.75 - spicy noble hops, yeast, toasty grain, caramel, toffee
T 4 - caramel, toasted grain, toffee, yeast, nice moderately bitter spicy finish
M 4.5 - smooth, fuller body, pleasant carbonation, clean finish
O 4 - one of the best American brewed märzens I've had. Bold flavors, yet very well balanced and very easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

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Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.