Just like you, but different
This is the BeerClub Beer of the week, always nice to have a random new beer to try, and not really a style I would normally gravitate to. Unusual beer, unusual band, Usual numbers and the same crowd.
This is a 12 fl.oz or 355 ml bottle of beer that is 47 IBU , and 159 calories worth, and bing 5.3% ABV makes it around 1.5 standard drink units.
Generously dry-hopped with a blend of American Mosaic and German Saphir hops, Metropolis is
a crisp & refreshing lager with a tropical fruit aroma and clean, dry finish.
Metropolis Lager pours a radiant gold, with tropical fruit aromas and a delicate floral note. Caramel malts lend a subtle sweetness to balance the dry, crisp character of the lager yeast.
Metropolis unites classic German-style brewing and West Coast innovation to create a refreshing yet flavorful lager.
So, what could possibly go wrong? The bottle has brilliant art work, and that’s another cap for the cap jar, which I will write about soon, it’s nearly full. Metropolis is one of my favourite films, I watched in on demand recently. Anyway to the beer.
That seems hoppy for a lager, or perhaps that’s exactly the right hoppy for a lager beer.
Aroma is hoppy, taste is, well, not what I expected. Whilst slightly more bitter this has a strange under-taste that is a little bit foreign or chemical like.
The bitterness and dryness of finish are nice, and it is of a lager style, but I don’t like that other taste, Spruce or Grapefruit, that this had, It just isn’t comfortable on my tongue.
Don’t happen often with beer and me, where I find something that puzzles and does not delight, which is part of the adventure of drinking beer.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. I just don’t get on with it, which does not make it a good beer, it just makes it not a good beer for me.
The double dip review
A beer that straddles between the mainstream Pale Lager and Pilsner. Not all beers that call themselves Premium Lager are, but those that are will typically have a deep gold to light bronze colour, and distinct influence of malt and hops. They should be free of adjuncts and will have a softer carbonation than Pale Lager or Classic German Pilsner.IBUs will typically range in the 20’s, and lagering times will typically be 4-6 weeks, more in line with what pilsners have. Overall accent will be malty-to-balanced, alcohol in a slightly tighter range than either Pale Lager or Pilsner (4.5-5.5%). Most often the product of a microbrewery or brewpub, but macrobreweries can make this style if they jack up the hops a bit and make it all-malt.