Afterburner | Metropolitan Brewing

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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 11/23/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque orange/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; nice lace.

Sweet corn, malt vinegar & cream soda notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Malt vinegar, cream soda & sweet corn flavors; bold but cloying. Not great.

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Photo of telescifly
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium orange-brown body, one finger white head, lots of lacing, decent retention. Smells of rich biscuit, bread, light zestiness, caramel and noble hops. Smells great. Flavour is hefty on the malt, good caramel sweetness, biscuit, but there is a fair bit of astringency on the finish that bothers me a fair bit. Noble hops on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, astringent caramel nuttiness on the finish which doesn't seem to work here for me.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another nice traditional oktoberfest from a brewery that has a focus on lagers.
The appearance is a nice amber color with a bit of haze to it.
The aroma is sweet toasted malt, caramel malt, earthy and spicy hop notes.
The tastes are sweet toasted maltiness, caramel malt, earthiness and some spiciness as well. The tastes meld nice and smooth.
The palate is medium-light with a nice mix of malty sweetness and earthy hops lingering pleasantly.
Overall this is a nice drinkable oktoberfest that is smooth and still has pretty big flavor.

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Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of novamat
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miggy_smalls
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, yeast, hint of earthy malt, slight hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, slight caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance and feel with a decent aroma and body.

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Photo of MartyIU13
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdFed
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buttermilk
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximalC
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a transparent brass color with a moderate head of fluffy, off-white suds. Mild aroma is very bready, with hints of Bavarian hops and caramel.

The flavor is similarly mild, featuring bread, caramel, and a vague juiciness that tastes better than it sounds. Very mild bitterness is just potent enough to lend balance. Despite the delicacy of the flavors, they meld exceedingly well, such that the overall effect is greater than the sum of the parts. Rumors of toasted breadcrust emerge deep into the finish. Light body and mild carbonation make for a light, drinkable mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a well-executed, no-frills Oktoberfest that represents the style well.

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Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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