Afterburner | Metropolitan Brewing

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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 spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright amber, strong clarity with a soft layer of creamy foam on the surface. A bit of spindly lace around the edges of the glass, rising trails of carbonation visible.

Softly nutty, bready, and slightly floral aroma.

Smooth feel, mellow and supple, toasted malts, nutty and bready as in the aroma. Apple and walnuts, a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. A light to medium bodied feel, soft carbonation, very agreeable. Easy to have a few at a time, and pair with food. Glad they finally bottled this.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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3.85/5  rDev 0%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
A 4 - copper colored beer with a creamy ivory head that holds excellent retention
S 3.75 - spicy noble hops, yeast, toasty grain, caramel, toffee
T 4 - caramel, toasted grain, toffee, yeast, nice moderately bitter spicy finish
M 4.5 - smooth, fuller body, pleasant carbonation, clean finish
O 4 - one of the best American brewed märzens I've had. Bold flavors, yet very well balanced and very easy to drink.

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

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 Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jsh420
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

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

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