jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a mostly clear copper with minimal head. Aroma is pretty weak. A little caramel and straw. Taste is light sweet. Caramel with a little spice. Full bodied with a slightly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. Not standout but drinkable. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Sample at Hopleaf. Clear amber color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and mild grassy hops. The finish is sweet with a roast malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle @ home via rotbox, thanks to TheAlum (I think). Pours a burnt orange appearance with a thin light brown head. A lot of toasty and husky grains in the nose. A fair amount of sweetness and a touch of citrus. Some grass. Decent mouth feel and finish but there is a lot of sweetness on the tongue. Grassy and doughy. Honey and toast. Decent carbonation. A bit old but decent. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Gladly bought a sixer to support Chicago brewing. Pours a lovely clear glowing golden with lots of bubbles and a medium sudsy white head. Sweet malty aroma, bit of caramel, bread, light noble hops.
Flavor follows, caramel, munich malt, a bit bready but sweet, light hop bitterness.
Long munich caramel malt aftertaste. Fuller in body than the flywheel, slightly syrupy, and not quite as crisp. Bring on the dark lagers! Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
From the description, it seems Metropolitan was going for an easy drinking everyday lager and that’s just what this is. Pours a copper color (imagine that!) with only a small white head. Grassy, herbal hops are the focus of the notes w/ some grainy notes playing a back up role. Flavor is more malt centric w/ a nice Vienna malt character. The hops take on a more floral aspect as well. Light bodied and unfortunately a bit undercarbonated which makes it feel a little sluggish on the tongue. This is a good beer and could be a great beer w/ some adjustment. I’d drink it every day.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Apppearance: Pours a light honey orange that is fairly translucent. The beer has a 2 finger soft white crown that shows a touch of retention and lace.
Smell: simple notes of caramel, lager yeast and earth.
Taste: Not the best mxi...a tangy quality with a touch of bitter hops over sweet malt
Mouthfeel: thin side of medium bodied and quite crisp
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2009 Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Pour an amber body with an off white head. Mild head retention. Sweet malty lagered tones, with a hint of fruit. Light bitter tones, a bit herbal and floral. Light bodied with a mild sweetness to finish. luttonm (6274) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Heavy alt-malting, rusty honey lager and what. Grainy, sweet. Full but drinkable, golden-copper and middle of road. flavorful, but tinny Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of honey, straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of honey, straw and light earthiness with a smooth watery honey finish. naivepegasus (387) - USA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a clear orange with about a finger of off-white foamy head. Some light malts and cereal to the nose, fairly faint odor. Slightly sweet grain taste that fades into a fairly standard bitter aftertaste. Fairly crisp, not a bad beer for a hot day.