RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Very attractive amber color with a fluffy white head. The nose is caramel malt, and Continental hops and touches of roasty grain. Flavors pretty much followin line...roasted grain, sweet caramel malts, spicy continental floral hop bite, biscuits, dough, and very spritely carbonation. Another encouraging effort by a new and promising brewery in town. Now bring me an Alt! mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Lou Malnati’s, Chicago tap ($5.50): Pours an amberish color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and a little bit of hops. Taste is pretty straightforward and was right what I needed after a very long walk. Obviously, there isn’t much in the way of hops or anything. Caramel malts throughout. Nice and crisp at the same time. Well-balanced. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottled. Poured smoky orange with a short, dense, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up bready and a touch of molasses malt with mild earthy and soapy hoppage around.. soft, but not that interesting. The flavor found chewy bread and biscuity sweetness at the core, with mild earth and spicy bitterness around.. more bready notes and a hint of molasses on the dry finish.. well-balanced and tasty. Lighter-bodied, dry, and somewhat grainy on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. aiight stuff. sawbuck (779) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Sweet caramel aroma. Pours a mild amber color with thick beige head. Caramel, sweet malt, with a hit of alcohol up front....finishes somewhat clean with some mild hop bitterness. My favorite style of beer...but I have had better....not bad. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2012
(tap) Amber. Caramel malt aroma with a little hops. Flavor is malt, a bit of hops.
jmagnus87 (3302) - 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 (14326) - 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 (10742) - 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 (2444) - 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 (4261) - 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.