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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The kinetic beauty of Noble hops grabs you by the nose and lets you know: this is German-inspired beer. A mild, bready malt sweetness greets you at the lips, smoothing the crisp hop flavors. Flywheel is meant for bombastic celebrations of singing voices and clamoring mugs. But then, that first contented moment of happy hour is uniquely celebratory as well. Now, where is that liter-toting Fräulein anyway?

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2.5
fidemaster (310) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Slightly grassy aroma. Light yellow color. Starts off plain, a bit sweet, and very grassy. Has a bitter finish, that I do not love.

3.7
muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, labeled as Flywheel Pilsner but I believe it’s the same thing - same IBU and ABV and label design; probably just a new name, and the old Bright Lager doesn’t appear on Metropolitan’s website now. Anyway, poured into a Christoffel glass at a little below cellar temp this forms a huge, stable, smooth head that laces thickly as it fades atop the pale mostly clear gold body....grainy, lightly grassy and herbal (oregano) nose has just a hint of soap, unfortunately but this very nearly disappears with a few minutes resting...strong malt presence at the front, moderate sweetness, rather full for a pils, leading to a very bitter and mostly dry finish with a light pepperiness...carbonation average or perhaps a little on the high side. A really solid example overall and definitely among the better lighter local lagers that I can get.

2.5
scarletfire65 (1454) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Draft at the new Hax on Dearborn in Chi Town. Pours a clear golden. Grainy aroma. Tastes of sweet corn, then harsh grain. Grassy hops, a bit rough. A little bit better than a Stella or Bud.

3.6
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Pours a bright and very clear light golden color with a finger of white head with good retention. Aroma of sweet malt and cracker with floral hop presence. Taste is slightly sweet, grainy malt with a little minerality and a floral hop presence that becomes slightly spicy and bitter in the aftertaste. Finishes clean with a lingering bitterness and spiciness that doesn’t stay around too long. A very nice example of a German Pils that is crisp and refreshing.

2.6
Ahuth (567) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottled. Pours a light orange color. Has a yeasty taste. Has a weird aftertaste for a lager. Not very good.

3.1
Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay/grain, & some hops; Flavor of sweet malt, hops, grain, and caramel; Crisp finish; Decent lager.

3.3
Carlisle (727) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold color with off-white head and some lacing. Grass and straw aromas. Grass upfront with some slight honey notes followed by grapefruit hops and lemon-citrus notes. Mouthfeel is surprisingly chewy. Long, mouthcoating finish that's bitter but refreshingly pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
drpimento (3568) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Very good beer. Malty aroma. Likewise flavor with just enough bitterness. Excellent palate. Super easy drinking.

3.6
arkurzynski (2406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Clear, brilliant gold. Nose of grassy herbal and woody citrus with sweet pilsner malt. Flavor is crisp lager malt with solid woody, herbal citrus bitterness. Lingering bittersweet mix. Minimal diacetyl. This was great. First thought was NG Hometown, but this was better. These ratings are killing me. Solid. Nothing and nowhere to hide in this beer.

2.7
csaso (2265) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle - average size foamy head, hazy pale straw yellow color, typical basic lager aroma and flavor, but on the better side - grass, wheat, corn, earthy hops, pretty smooth finish, ok overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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