Flywheel Bright Lager | Metropolitan Brewing

Flywheel Bright LagerFlywheel Bright Lager
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Flywheel Bright LagerFlywheel Bright Lager

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 96
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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear faint yellow with plenty of carbonation that forms a very delicate bright white head. Sticky bits of foam are left behind on the sides of the glass as the foam recedes. Sheets of lace form with bigger sips. Nice. Peppery, spicy hop nose. A bite of carbonation before a malty middle that is at first mellow, then becomes more cracker-like crisp before a spicy and moderately bitter finish. Decent mouthfeel; fairly soft. I'd like it a touch drier with a little more bracing bitterness, but it's still tasty lager. A super easy drinkin' pils, which could get expensive at $10 a six-pack.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4.97/5  rDev +30.8%
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!

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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz (355m l) bottle into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint glass (January 26, 2012). The best before date of "MAY 3 2012" is printed on the bottom of the sixpack.

Eyes: Pours a clean, clean golden straw with a short lived white head.

Nose: Fresh grass, fresh grain.

Tongue: A significant hop statement, mild bittering, grain, soft biscuit malt, with a pleasant grassy finish.

Mouth: Light, crisp, and perfectly carbonated. High marks here.

Libation: This is a good pilsener, A fantastic fresh flavor profile, with good body that is extremely drinkable. One of the better examples of the style that I've had.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a seidel mug.

A: Crisp, pale, golden-straw with a fluffy white head.

S: Cut hay, spicy noble hope, lemon rind and a hint of sulfer.

T: Mineral bitterness and very light malty sweetness. The hop flavour isn't as big I had hoped.

D: No doubt, this is a drinkable brew. I finished this in no time at all and I'm glad I had another. Mouthfeel is light and appropriate; balance is keen.

Overall: Its a pretty good pils, but not great. I would have liked more of a hop presence. Something in line with what you get in very fresh imported pils, but its a minor complaint. Good brew and no major flaws.

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Flywheel Bright Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 67.2% out of 100 with 256 ratings
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