Flywheel Pilsner Bier
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Pilsner - German
Ranked #69
Ranked #21,917
3.85 | pDev: 13.51%
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Flywheel Bright Lager

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
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A golden, slightly hazy, light to moderate head that leaves behind a lacing.
Aroma: Aromas of slight orchard fruit that is taken over by fresh doughy and bread.
Flavor: Initially hay and grassy hop flavors followed by a pale and grainy pilsner malt flavor. Ends with a mild hop bitterness that lingers appropriately.
Finish: Medium bodied mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Appreciable bitterness is left on the tongue.

Overall: Well done for a German Pilsner. Slightly more bitter hops and less malts than I was expecting. The hop bitterness is pronounced and cleans the palate quite well. A noticeable bitterness difference from the Czech counterpart.

Apr 13, 2019
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KFBR392 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Straw yellow color with some darker accents of orange. Half a finger of head on the pour which dissipated quickly to a thin layer across the top. Very light random lacing left behind. Active carbonation is a touch low for the style.

Smell: Butter and dough blast out on the front. A full bodied nutty malt profile that I always expect from a good german pils. Some light fruits and lingering bright yeast notes shine on the body. A touch of pepper finishes this one off.

Taste: Smooth, creamy malts on the front really pull the drinker in. Peppery noble hops are dynamic on the body of this beer. The yeast has a very clean profile on the body with accents of butterscotch, prairie grass, and grains. The finish is a compilation of all the accents found in the body easily settling into the palate.

Mouthfeel: Full body with the creamy, buttery malts being the biggest player. Carbonation is a touch low but makes for a very easy drinking lager.

Overall: my favorite beer of all time. Man it is just perfect. The spicy hop character plays in perfect union with an impossibly clean and rich malt profile highlighted by butter and breadiness. The wonderful guys and gals at Metropolitan have made the perfect Pilsner and I am forever in their debt. Thank You.

Jun 30, 2014
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #48 (Jan 2011):

Clear golden and bubbly, thin but sticky lace from a moderate-sized head. Grassy, doughy malt nose, fresh with an herbal and berry hop edge. Clean and crisp with a well-toned, moderate-sized body. Graininess comes in strong but clean, with a light biscuity character. Hop bitterness is aggressive but not boisterous; a bit of oily resin and a lot of fresh herbal flavors. Clean palate throughout. Pleasing dry finish that begs for the next sip. Spot-on for style and extremely drinkable, this is a Pilsner to seek out for sure.

Mar 23, 2011
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steveh from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Number 3 in my tour of the Metro beers, and the second lager. Labeled as a German Pils by BA, but the Metro label only says "a German-inspired beer."

A -- Clear, pale straw-gold color with a long-lasting, sudsy white head.

S -- Doughy, yeasty nose with the slightest of DMS. Mild spicy to lemony hops. Not at all overpowering in its citrus character, just refreshing. Mildest of crackery biscuit malt back.

T -- Spicy hops up front that blend into a clean, bready malt character then finishes with spicy bitter hops -- leaving a lingering bitterness with a touch of citrus and that bready malt in the aftertaste. After a second bottle the balance of the hops, just a little bigger than the crackery malts, really shines to style for a German Pils. Very nice.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp to soft with a light body and finishes clean and dry.

O -- I agree with the German Pils assessment, and a very fresh example. Though the malt character could be a bit stronger, this is a fine representation of the style -- and did I mention fresh? Metro's biggest strength is that they are serving us some great to-style beers the way they should be enjoyed -- a glassful begs for another.

Apr 15, 2011
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.97/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this from Monsone, cheers Eric!

Pours an effervescent straw color with a thumb of pearl colored head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Perfumy & grassy, floral with grainy bready scents

TL Follows the nose, light crackery notes with oh so subtle white grape up front, a touch lemony hop goodness as well. Herbal & grassy hops mix with bready notes as this warms, some dryness here as well. Finishes with lovely perfumy & floral hops, some lemon, crackery notes

MF: Medium bodied, crisp, soft carbonation, just a bit of grainyness, perfect balance

Classic German Pils drinkability, this is better than many tried in my three years living in Germany. Let me amend that, easily one of the best Pils I've had period!

Jan 28, 2012
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to d0b for throwing me a bottle of this brew. Served in my pilsener glass - couldn't make the German pub walk today, but I'll raise a German-style brew in toast to my buddies who are doing so.

A - Two fingers of egg-white foam that dissipates quickly at first, then settles to a slow-dissolving one-finger cap with some nice sticky lacing. Slightly hazed golden straw color that is significantly darker near the top of the glass. Plenty of visible carbonation in this one. Nice head but I'm not nuts over the color or the plethora of bubbles on the side of the glass.

S - Lemon zest and spice, likely from the noble hops, twangy yeast, and a light malt sweetness. Not my favorite collection of scents, and not a style I really enjoy to begin with.

T - Lots of grain flavor to the taste - almost like multi-grain bread or crackers. The hop spice is a lot more understated here, and the brew finishes with a light toffee malt sweetness. I actually like the taste a little more than the smell - better balance.

M - Light, refreshing, with moderate carbonation, and a velvety creaminess to it. Good stuff here - spot-on for the style.

D - This stuff goes down super-fast, and with the moderate carbonation and low ABV it can definitely serve as a inexpensive yet tasty substitute to those other "pilseners".

May 30, 2009
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Windigstadt from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy, pale yellow. While it's called a bright lager, this one did not appear to be filtered. As this was literally one of the first three kegs to leave Chicago's newest brewery, I'll assume that future offerings will indeed be bright (though personally I don't mind it unfiltered).

S: A very inviting mix of bready pils malt and herbal noble hops, with a bit of earthy, sulfury yeast aroma thrown into the mix to give it a bit of an edge.

T: Surprisingly for German-style lager, a bit of hop flavor greets the tongue, though this quickly gives way to a full but not sweet pils malt profile. Nice and bready with, again, a hint of sulfur that's just enough to give it a mineral bite without becoming obtrusive. It finishes with a nice noble hop bitterness that's neither sweet nor dry but right in the middle.

M: The carbonation was a bit low for a typical German lager, seeming more reminiscent of a Kellerbier on cask. Again, being the first offering from the brewery I wouldn't be surprised if the carbonation was upped in the future.

D: A any good German lager should be, this definitely fits the bill as a session beer. It's full-bodied and full-flavored but never heavy.

Overall: This is a hard beer to categorize... It's too hoppy to be a Helles but too malty to be a Pils and too low in ABV to be a Dortmunder. Since this one appeared to be unfiltered, I would actually consider it an excellent Kellerbier. Regardless, this beer is exactly what I would hope for from a craft brewery focusing on lagers. It's very approachable for beer newbies but offers plenty of flavors for craft drinkers. The extreme beer crowd may find it a bit boring, but those who appreciate the subtleties of a good lager should definitely try it.

Jan 25, 2009
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kegatron for a bottle of this.

A-Brilliant (bright) clear golden yellow. A small bright white head reduces to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

S-Bright aroma of fresh cut McIntosh Apple and a nice floral waft. Touch of lemon zest and biscuit malt in the background.

T-Bright and crisp spicy floral hop bite with a pleasant fruitiness supporting nicely. Lightly toasted biscuit malt adds support but does not overwhelm. Touch of biting lemon zest in the background.

M-Medium-light body fairly bright, sharp and crisp with a building dryness.

D-Is this beer "Bright"? Hell yeah! An excellent adjective for this beer. Plenty of flavour, crisp with a low ABV to boot this one is a very refreshing and easy drinking. A very solid summertime BBQ brew!

Jul 29, 2010
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from pochman, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, light caramelized malts, some citrus and some hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced. There are sweet flavors of citrus and light malts up front that are quickly tempered by a lager yeast breadiness and a mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice pounable beer to drink for a long time.

Jan 31, 2010
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KDawg from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a clear straw color with a small head

nice and balanced aromas of grains, crackers, lemons and some straw aromas too.

lighter bodied with fresh flavors of grains, lemons and fresh picked citrus. Balanced but lacking a slight bit on the back and mid

A refreshing pilsner. A nice feel, but it's just slightly lacking a bit of depth that would make this great. Still a quality pilsner that is really enjoyable to drink

Jan 26, 2012
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bluemoonswoon from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Giving some love to some local brews, have the copper lager in the fridge and will get to it shortly.

A: Pours clear as it should bright golden orange straw with a quarter inch of a cap help up by lazy ropes of carbonation.

S: Wonderfully rich maltiness out of such a light beer is quite a nice surprise, just the slightest bit husky sweetness and noble hop leafiness, just clean and refreshing.

T/MF: Opens with a great complexity. First touch is doughy, slightly thick sweetness then quickly becomes grassy and mildly bitter. Mouthfeel moves into the crisp, slightly biting, a gentle nip at the back of tongue and throat. Finishes light with a crusty, bready sweetness balanced by an earthier over fruitier hop bitterness, though a subtle lemon/grassiness does come through in the finish and for a bit afterward.

D: Wonderfully drinkable, crisp, clean and refreshing. Complex but not demanding, would love to see what other beers this brewery could come out with in the future.

Apr 14, 2009
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falloutsnow from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 2014-03-15
Glass: Ayinger pilsner glass

Metropolitan's Flywheel is a satisfying German pilsner that features many of the classic flavors found in fresh German examples of the style. There's an interesting malt base below a complex mixture of hops that makes nearly all aspects of drinking this rewarding and enjoyable from a flavor perspective. One I will enjoy again.

Pours a 3cm tall head of white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles that yield a frothy appearance. Retention is above average, the foam lasting around two minutes in a decline to a thin cap of lace atop the body of the beer for the duration of the drink. Lacing is excellent, with heavy, thick patterns, lines, and dots clinging to the walls of the glass. Beer is a moderately dark golden yellow color, with light bringing out pale yellow hues. Carbonation visible through the slightly hazy body (10% opacity), low in number, moderate in activity.

Aroma is very rich, of spicy, floral, herbal, and slightly peanut-like hops, which I find to be fairly common in fresh, quality German pilsners.

Overall flavors are of colorful hops that contribute spicy, floral, herbal, and somewhat lemon-like characters along with a sweet and occasionally grainy and biscuit-like malt flavor. Front of palate tastes floral, grassy, and spicy continental hops with an underlying pale malt sweetness. Mid-palate experiences moderate hop bitterness with fairly bright, lemon-like, dried herbs and grasses, floral, and spicy hop combinations; modest peanut and grape ester; a bit of pale malt sweetness and bread-like flavors rounds the experience out nicely. Back of palate tastes of dried grass and herbs with underlying notes of flowers, moderate to medium-high hop bitterness, and a slight peanut flavor and pale malt sweetness. Aftertaste of grainy and biscuit-like pilsner malts with moderate residual bitterness, and spicy, floral and lemon-like hop characters.

Beer is medium-light to medium in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, leady to a mostly foamy (4/5) and slightly smooth (1/5) mouthfeel that fits the beer itself well, and is in line for the style. Closes dry, with medium amounts of stickiness lingering on the palate and lips.

Feb 01, 2014
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haveaduff2 from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer pours with a thick head that lasts. Aroma is fresh, bready. Taste is slightly malty with a pleasant bitter finish that disappears pretty quickly. It has characteristics of both German and a Czech pils, and I'm fine with that. Personally, I love this beer.

Sep 18, 2009
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GbVDave from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Risque Cafe 2/1/09. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a hazy/unfiltered pale gold color that was topped by a tiny, bright-white head that left no lace.

S: Bright and clean aromas of tangy citrus and toasty malt.

T: See above. Noble hops figure largely in the flavor as does the tidy toasted malt.

M: Dry, crisp, and very clean.

D: This beer accomplishes its' mission of being a hoppy session lager. I have a feeling that this beer is going to be killer during the hot Chicago summer. Very refreshing!

Feb 07, 2009
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ClockworkOrange from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kpruim01 for sending me this bottle. A 12 ounce bottle poured into my Blue point shaker glass. The lager appears a hazed muted straw yellow color with a good two fingers of creamy bone white foam. Nose and flavor consist of fresh, lightly toasted grain, mildly spicy, hint of black pepper, fruity, earthy hops with a decent amount of malt to pull it all together. Fresh, crisp, and pleasantly bitter. Medium in both body and carbonation. An excellent stab at the pilsener style. Perfect for a warm humid day.

Aug 04, 2009
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bainard from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A transparent, pale golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Almost looks like it belongs in a K├Âlsch cylinder.

S - Grass and bread with a little bit of lemony sweetness, probably from the hops. The citrus really comes through on the second whiff. Nice.

T - With a breadiness that comes through considerably after some warmth, this is very hoppy for a lager of this sort, and it works. Orange blossom honey is a dominant flavor here, as well as a hint of lemon and heavily pollenated summer air. Usually this would make me sneeze, thankfully this is not the case.

M - Light and refreshing without being too thin. Strong carbonation makes it feel like a very gourmet soda.

D - After my first sip, I thought, "this is my summer barbecue beer." I would pair this with Indian or Japanese food in a heartbeat. A hoppy German mild lager is exactly what the market needed, and this one pretty much nails it.

Mar 04, 2009
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neorunner from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blind Beer #6

Thanks to Kirk (Florida9) for sending me this in Round #5 of the Blind Beer BIF.

12 oz. bottle poured into a 4oz tasting glass while brewing. A nice clear golden color with minimal head. Initial aroma strikes me as a saison, lots of lemon and grassy notes. Taste is very much aligned with the aroma, lemon and herbally, but the yeast is lacking the brett dryness.

Gotta go with some form of lager, probably pilsner.

The reveal: Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing. This place is starting to win me over. Two solid offerings so far!

Jul 14, 2011
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robbyc1 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this during the Binny's sale for around $8 a 6 pack, good deal. It sure is bright, the lightest color I've seen in a while, very light straw with a nice 2 inch white head. Good lace as it goes down.

Smell is fresh grass, maybe smells of a lemon right at your nose, very light malt.

Grassy, bready malt, lightly hopped, really nice for a german pilsner, very fresh that helps. Not much depth, but very tasty. Slight sweetness at the end.

A bit chalky in the mouth, with perfect carbonation and good body. A fabulous drinker, a sessionable beer to keep around. Soft and luxurious, great new find. I'm gonna miss it at the discounted price.

May 28, 2009
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malcontent from Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden hue although the huge level of chill haze detracts from what should be a bright (hey, it's even named for it!), vibrant liquid. Head is minimal.

Bread with honey, hint of tree fruit (apricots? in a lager?!?), barely any trace of noble hops. Smell decent but not exactly what I'm looking for.

Man, this yeast is just way too fruity for a lager, especially a German-inspired one at that. Hops are at least present on the palate but there's a weird, doughy effect through the interplay of the yeast and metallic hop twinge.

Mouthfeel is appropriate but I'm just not seeing this as a go-to session lager. I was really hoping for something more because a) I love trumpeting all things Chicago and b) new session beers (and local ones at that) are hard to come by. Oh, well, it wasn't bad enough for me not to give the brewery another shot.

Sep 06, 2009
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joe1510 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Flywheel Bright Lager is a Pilsner of the German variety. The body of this brew is incredibly clear and light in color. I'd call it straw golden but it's actually lighter than that at times and manages to take on the palest of yellows I've seen in a beer at times. A fluffy white head rose to a height of two fingers on the pour and shows good staying power. The carbonation rushes to the surface from multiple points of the glass and keeps the head strong. Big, sticky half sheet lacing is left here and there.

The nose shouts pilsner with a mild floral hoppiness intertwined with a dry grassiness. The malt backing is clean grain with a touch of creamy sweetness. The malt balances the hoppiness perfectly while both aspects stand out in the aroma. The floral quality takes on a touch of soapiness at times but that never interferes.

The flavor follows the aroma closely; all that was in the nose is here on the tongue. The dry, grassy hoppiness tends to stand above the floral qualities and leaves a mild lingering bitterness washed over my tongue. Clean grain and a soft sweetness bring up the rear and balance out the hop profile. The sweetness is touch higher than I'd fully enjoy but that's just a small complaint on my part since this really is a well made, enjoyable pils.

Flywheel sports a medium body with an active but soft carbonation. The carbonation keeps the beer moving at a good clip but never becomes prickly or overwhelming. A mild bitterness establishes itself on my tongue and in the back of my throat.

This pilsner disappears in a flash. I can and happily have put away a few of these in a sitting without a problem and will be picking up a few more sixes come summertime.

To tell the truth; I wasn't very fond of this beer as I drank my first bottle. Every bottle I have drank after have been excellent. It's a good pilsner and a treat to find one local of this quality and freshness. I'm looking forward to trying some of Metropolitan's brews once they get rolling.

Apr 11, 2009
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ffejherb from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kegatron for providing me with a 12oz. bottle, which I consumed on 5/1/10.

A - Poured a clear, bright yellow body with a bright white head that was quick to recede, leaving virtually no retention or lacing at all.

S - Biscuity malt with some sweet notes, but very grainy overall. Some light herbal hops also creep into the mix.

T - Biscuity and sweet with light hop notes and an apparent grainy malt character. Some fruity, lemony notes add a bit of zing to the flavor profile.

M - Light to medium bodied with a light oily texture and crisp mouthfeel.

D - Pretty solid representation of the Euro Pils style. Tasty and non-offensive, although not overly hoppy.

May 12, 2010
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice extra that I received the other week. It has been sitting in my fridge waiting for me ever since. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/24/2009.

Pours out a nice bright golden color with amazing clarity and really nice carbonation that bubbles towards the surface reinforcing a rich, bright head of white. Aroma is light grasses, hints of apples, apricots and light grain. Clean. First sip is crisp and contagious as it starts to go down like water with the quickness. Light bodied and a nice light profile are more then welcomed this afternoon. Light grassy flavors and a light fruit tartness are right up front and make for a light and very refreshing beer. Each sip is more clean then the preceding and the whole bottle disappears quickly.

Overall about as solid as it gets for the style. I would have no issue with going here again any day.

Dec 24, 2009
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Tone from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, grain, hint of hops, and slight yeast. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight grain, slight yeast, and slight hops. Overall, good aroma, body, and blend.

Aug 27, 2010
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trbergman from England

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A - More amber-gold than straw in color, with a towering, bone-white head that sticks around and leaves plenty of lace. A slight chill haze, perhaps, with vigorous bubbling carbonation.

S - Bready, biscuit-like malt, herbal and floral hop aroma, some grass.

T - Again, bready, maybe a touch of sweetness, with noble hop flavor and a refreshing, spicy bite. Bitterness lingers on the palate.

M - I think this is where the beer falls short. For the style, it seems a bit flabby.

D - This is a solid pils, but I think it could be even better with a tweak of the hop/malt ratio, to give it a more spritely character with a lighter body. As it is, I'd still call it a good candidate for a session.

Oct 06, 2009
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a Pils glass.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with a 2 fingers of bright-white frothy head. This retains with a creamy 1/4 finger of richness that throws a creamy cascade of lace up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is bright and full in the nose, with floral and spicy hops floating up effortlessly into the nostrils. Lemon zest and sweet malt give this a grainy and fruity smelling backing tanginess.

The taste is crisp from those spicy hops, which seems to snap across the tongue at times. Fruity citric lemon and sweet toasty malts splash across the back of the palate before this finishes with a dry earthy spiciness that hangs on the roof of the mouth. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a firm carbonation that dances around in the mouth. Just very easy and smoothly drinkable here, with that 5% ABV guaranteeing that you can at least have a couple in a sitting.

Well balanced, tasty, crisp, and refreshing, "Bright" is a good way to describe this, as it just popped in the mouth with flavor at times. A very easy drinking and well made Lager from Metro. Perfect for summer.

Jun 15, 2010
Flywheel Pilsner Bier from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 276 ratings