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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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Riik3
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, brilliant, modest head, filmy lacing. Great aroma - alfalfa, clover, dried flowers, fresh rising bread. Crisp with a medium body. Lightly toasted bread, a bit resinous, flower / herbs almost like herbs de provence. So drillable.

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

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ri0
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale light yellow with a 1.5 finger white head. Very aromatic lemon zest and citrus hops with a cracker malt, not too grainy. Flavor is very clean and bright with zesty citrus profile. Malt and yeast are mild. Feel is very smooth and creamy. Excellent summer style lager.

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Photo of RichH55
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hendrick24
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a sweeter version of high life.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a brilliant, sparking yellow gold with with dense, white foam head that retains well and leaves a decent amount of web lace. The aroma is a stone / mineral quality with a spritzy, zesty citrus and tonic water note. As it warms up a hint of bread dough enters the nose as well. The beer is a medium sweet and medium bitter in phases, initially its more sweet up front, with a light bitter finish, but towards mid-glass, the sweetness mellows and the bitter finish takes over. The beer is oily, and maybe a touch syrupy in texture with a fuzzy and prickly carbonation. The medium light body has a bright lemon with club soda character and a touch of roasted grains and honey that finishes with a citrus zest, grass, and that stone/mineral quality. The aftertaste is a clean clove with toast and, specifically, bread crust. A rather refreshing brew.

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

Photo of WunderLlama
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcattey
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of sacree99
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WestHam973
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Pours a clear gold with some pure white foam.
The nose is lots of biscuit and warm bread, a little bit of spice and maybe a hint of citrus?
Good tasting brew with nice, bready malts, a little sweetness, some spice and a hint of lemon.
Mouthfeel is medium, crisp and clean.
Overall, I wouldn't mind drinking a couple of these.

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