edgallow (4689) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2017 tmohr (41) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Famous Liquors, Lombard IL. Pours light gold with an enormous fluffy white head. Strong odor of grains, which translates into a strong grainy taste. Frankly, I found it a small cut above a standard macro. Disappointing.
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grains and some floral. Taste is grain and grass kambei70 (1158) - - JUN 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fidemaster (336) - 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. muzzlehatch (4977) - 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. scarletfire65 (1546) - 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.
jeremyh70 (1115) - 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. Ahuth (665) - 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. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, 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. Carlisle (882) - 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 drpimento (3876) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Very good beer. Malty aroma. Likewise flavor with just enough bitterness. Excellent palate. Super easy drinking.