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Afterburner - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

TMoney2591, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

emerge077, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

imperialking, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

brandoman63, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

barnzy78, Yesterday at 09:26 PM
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

enelson, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jsh420, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of ajzy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ajzy, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ssimpson89, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Brams17, Thursday at 04:52 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

PopnLoads, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Zuidman, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

tdmccarthy, Wednesday at 04:27 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JimGlonke, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

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
Photo of steveh
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 maxcoinage
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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!

maxcoinage, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

little_star, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of harrylee773
4.91/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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.

harrylee773, Sep 17, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

diablo14, Yesterday at 08:06 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Guinnsslvr, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Thedaver4220, Nov 19, 2013
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Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.