Flywheel Bright Lager | Metropolitan Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
256 Ratings
Flywheel Bright LagerFlywheel Bright Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
metrobrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The kinetic beauty of spicy hops grabs you by the nose and lets you know: this is German-inspired beer. A mild, bready malt sweetness greets you at the lips, smoothing the crisp hop flavors. Flywheel is meant for bombastic celebrations of singing voices and clamoring mugs. But then, that first contented moment of happy hour is uniquely celebratory as well.

45 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 01-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
13.55%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kambei70
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scootercrabb
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
2.38/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured a hazy straw colored body with only whisps of a white head and ring.
A touch of citrus rind aroma and fresh cut grass.
Flavor is more complex adding a nice malt balance.
Crisp clean feel and dry, almost sticky, finish.
Perfect with my cream of poblano soup.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear crisp bubbly light gold color - looks like champaign. Hundreds of little bubbles course upwards in the beer. Thick frothy three finger white head dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin foamy head on the beer with plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell has aromas of lemon zest, a slightly herbal note and some floral notes. Its a very nice smell. Bit of malty undertones shine through as well.

Taste is very light and sweet with notes of lemon, lemongrass, floral notes and an herbal note something like sage initially. Hoppy bitterness comes through as the flavors develop along side a nice prominent cracker malt. Although initially sweet, it finishes dry cutting the sweetness.

Feel is extremely light and crisp. Almost too light for my tastes. Otherwise really nice and crisp. Dry finish is perfect.

Overall a really nice pilsner. Very light, crisp and drinkable. This is the perfect beer to introduce someone who isn't a craft beer to craft beer.

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Photo of robotiks
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crystal clear light amber body, plenty of fine streams of bubbles, lush creamy white head. Fantastic. Nose and flavor are pure ingredients; grainy, toffee, earthy, slightly spicy pilsner malt accentuated by moderately vegetal/spicy hops. Dry with moderate, spicy bitterness. Medium/full body with that fluffy head, fine prickly carbonation.
All-around classic flavor profile is great balance between the robust pilsner malt and dynamic hops. Classic ingredients, big tasty *crafted* flavor. Another winner from Metropolitan.

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Photo of miggy_smalls
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AsaPhelps
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this one from Metro, great light straw color and really nice clarity. The flavor has some bready malt quality, with some hop spice and nice yeasty notes.

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Photo of moysauce
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a light lemon yellow body, cloudy and unfiltered, two finger white head, perfect amount of head, retention and a bit of lacing and collar. Smells of mild lemon (not in an acidic way), biscuit, a bit of honey, bread, minerals. Flavour is a nice well-rounded yeast, mineral, bread, biscuit, mild honey sweetness with a bit of earth and lemon to round things out. It's clean and mildly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit lower carbonation, but refreshing and bright, a slight drying finish. Overall, a solid pilsner that would kick ass on a hot summer day.

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Photo of mothman
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maz
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MooseBoose
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
3.91 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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