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Afterburner | Metropolitan Brewing

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3.94/5
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100 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
Ranking:
#8,089
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
100
pDev:
8.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Stevedore
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
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 Eman17
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaximalC
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at SmallBar - Division.

Figured I'd snatch up whatever remaining O-Fests were left around, especially one that was locally-made by a generally excellent lager brewery. This stuff pours a clear pale amber topped by two fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, flowers, and light biscuit. It may sound mild, and, though it's not in-your-face, it's all pretty solidly-built. The taste doesn't bring any surprises to the table, though more biscuit comes through, creating a stronger balance between it and the grassy hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a solid, if relatively unexciting O-Fest. It does, however, seem to imitate the German originals better than any American-made O-Fest I've tried to this point.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass with a solid inch and half head that took it's time to settle down. Color is a fairly clear golden/orangish .

Aroma - a bit weak - caramel, bready,

Taste - honey, rye, malty sweetness

Mouthfeel - pretty strong carb, light to medium body, crisp finish

Overall - a good Marzen, easy drinking. Enjoying this on the first day of fall while watching some football!

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3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steveh
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Available in bottles this year -- hooray!

Metro has always been a favorite when it comes to German-style beers, I've always wanted to try this and their Doppelbock -- hope it doesn't disappoint.

A -- Clear, deep orange-amber bordering on copper, with a dense, long-lasting, off-white/very light tan head.

S -- Mild DMS and spicy hops, lightly bready and nutty notes.

T -- Nutty and roasted characters up front with some light breadiness at the end and spicy hops in the aftertaste. Very clean finish.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- Overall, I'm just a little disappointed that this beer is taking on more of an American Oktoberfest character than a German Oktoberfest character -- especially considering the Metro Helles is very German-like. It's definitely a well-made, highly quaffable beer, but I was hoping for Munich more than Margate Park.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, poured into a wide tulip. The aroma is earthy with malty notes of molasses, maple, and caramel, as well as a bit of bread dough. This turns toward apple pie / apple juice by the middle of the drink. It pours a brilliant dark honey / light caramel hue with a light effervescence and topped by a white, sudsy and foamy head that has moderate retention and a light runny lace. The taste is a medium, malty sweet with a medium light bitter spice. It's smooth and oily with a soft foamy carbonation and a medium light body that hits the palate with flavors of caramel, molasses, some spice, honey, and a bit of a vegetal / earthy hint. The finish is smooth with caramel, apple juice, and a bitter clove spice. The aftertaste is somewhat cloying with a syrupy character and a woody spice as well as apples.

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3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of sticky head. The color is a darker amber brown. Active carbonation is above average for the style.

Smell: Biscuit and sweet toffee jumps out on the nose. Plenty of oak opens up on the body with lingering sweet bready malts and caramelized sugars on the body. Slightly vegetal aromas are picked up on the back end.

Taste: Cereal and biscuit immediately warm on the palate. A touch of rye compliments some nutty malt flavors very well. Toffee and caramelized sugars pick up mid palate and really carry into the finish and linger after drinking.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is kept in check, making this a very drinkable brew.

Overall: This will never be a style I'm crazy about, but this one is very well put together. Definitely on the sweeter side which I look for out of a good Marzen. Metropolitan continues to pump out great beers, looking forward to more from them.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Afterburner from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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