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Flywheel by Metropolitan Brewing
German Pilsener
5.00 % ABV

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Review by joe1510 on 02/21/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 8 15 4 7 2010
12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Flywheel Bright Lager is a Pilsner of the German variety. The body of this brew is incredibly clear and light in color. I'd call it straw golden but it's actually lighter than that at times and manages to take on the palest of yellows I've seen in a beer at times. A fluffy white head rose to a height of two fingers on the pour and shows good staying power. The carbonation rushes to the surface from multiple points of the glass and keeps the head strong. Big, sticky half sheet lacing is left here and there.

The nose shouts pilsner with a mild floral hoppiness intertwined with a dry grassiness. The malt backing is clean grain with a touch of creamy sweetness. The malt balances the hoppiness perfectly while both aspects stand out in the aroma. The floral quality takes on a touch of soapiness at times but that never interferes.

The flavor follows the aroma closely; all that was in the nose is here on the tongue. The dry, grassy hoppiness tends to stand above the floral qualities and leaves a mild lingering bitterness washed over my tongue. Clean grain and a soft sweetness bring up the rear and balance out the hop profile. The sweetness is touch higher than I'd fully enjoy but that's just a small complaint on my part since this really is a well made, enjoyable pils.

Flywheel sports a medium body with an active but soft carbonation. The carbonation keeps the beer moving at a good clip but never becomes prickly or overwhelming. A mild bitterness establishes itself on my tongue and in the back of my throat.

This pilsner disappears in a flash. I can and happily have put away a few of these in a sitting without a problem and will be picking up a few more sixes come summertime.

To tell the truth; I wasn't very fond of this beer as I drank my first bottle. Every bottle I have drank after have been excellent. It's a good pilsner and a treat to find one local of this quality and freshness. I'm looking forward to trying some of Metropolitan's brews once they get rolling.

Reviewed: 4/11/09

Price: $9.99 Served In: Pilsner Glass

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