drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at the maproom. poured slightly hazed and very pale straw color with foamy head. the aroma had a soft earthy quality, grassy sazz hops and big lager yeast smell. the flavor was a bit of a let down, lacking the noble hop character, lots of lager yeast and some sour lemon zest to it. a good example of a kolsch, although when summertime is $20/24pk and this is $10/6pk, I don’t see myself drinking this often.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sheffield’s. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head. It smells and feels bigger than a kolsch, I’ve had better from Chicago. Nose is malty with light Continental hops. Taste is a bit sweet and rich, distant malt flavors in the background and no hop taste. Decent beer, would drink it a lot but it’s the third best beer they brew. Still, quality.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I picked this up at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois. It poured an extremely pale yellow body with a tall, firm head and left some spotty lace. The aroma was light - grainy with a honey sugar sweetness and a touch of fresh grasses. The flavor was likewise light and has the addition of a lemon twist. Not a bad warm weather brew.
HonkeyBra (3345) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the palest yellow possible with a bit of chill haze and a nice white creamy head on top. Flowery, yeasty nose with a spritz of lemon. Lightly tart, refreshing lemon flavor with bready notes. Spitzy carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Another winner by Metropolitan, this blows most attempts at a Kolsch out of the water.
jstraw (1914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale yellow with big, foamy white head / Yeasty, lemon nose / Light body, creamy with modest carbonation, with good balance and smooth, lightly tart finish / Flavors of bread dough, lemon, and wheat / A delicious, summer session beer.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy golden yellow colored brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates, yet leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of light fruit, some golden grain malt, a touch of honey and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of golden multi-grain, flowery hops and a touch of pear. Finish is golden grain malt with a short lived bitterness that is quite smooth.
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the GTOM and poured by co-owner Tracy Hurst to a 09 fest glass a light golden hue. The head was a very modest, white foam with some clingy lacing... both hard to note due to the size of the sample and glass and possible lack of good pre-rinsing. The aroma was soft grain as wheat, a touch of sweetness, and some light hints of pear/apple. The flavor mimicked the nose and added a little noble hop and low hop bitterness. Light and quaffable with a subtle dry finish.
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a hazy straw yellow that films and laces ok. Aromas are light fruity, fresh apple, with a touch of honey and grain. Initial is light and sessionable, grainy with honey and cereal, fruity apple and pear. Very nice sessionable kolsch that is very flavorful and throws off good fruity qualities. Easily my favorite Metropolitan brew thus far.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW ’08. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Not much in the nose except some subdued cereal grain. Light bodied and delicately sweet. Nice fresh cereal grain and yeasty dough flavors. Light and refreshing.