Dynamo Copper Lager - Metropolitan Brewing
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3.05/5 rDev -19.3%
I had to try this beer one for I live in Chicago and I believe in drinking local. Two I have had their Pils and loved it but this lager was average at bests. Poured a finger head with some lacing. Smell of some sweet malts and lemon. I thought at times I was drinking a Miller Light! Nothing about this beer blew me out of the water.
12-27-2010 03:33:41 | More by latackbeer
3.05/5 rDev -19.3%
Nothing really special about this beer. Drinks like an immature Lager. I think it may be a bit misnamed. Thought it would have a bit more color for a copper lager. It drinks easy and pours with a nice head and lacing. Simply an average beer both inn mouth feel and drinkability. There are so many other, better beers available to drink.
02-01-2009 09:21:29 | More by DownDaHatch
3.1/5 rDev -18%
Pours fairly dark almost penny cored with a very thin halo of off white.
Smells lighty of bread and light sweet malts.
Taste is light and crisp sweetness of malts and bread.
Finish is quick it shoots through a caramelyafter taste.
Drinks well and smoothly in hot weather.
08-07-2010 22:44:54 | More by ThaBobfather
3.11/5 rDev -17.7%
Bought at Binny's in Chicago last month; poured into a Sam Adams' Perfect Pint and let warm up for about 5 minutes.
A=Definitely not a copper color...a medium dark yellow, but an appealing white 3 finger head. Still, the appearance was very typical for a lager.
S=Faint aroma of honey, with a faint essence of uric acid. Not appealing.
T=The "Vienna" flavor was present, but much less intense than a Boston Lager. Also a sweetness. A few sips had an off taste to it.
M=Less body than a Boston Lager; a bit of slickness to it as well.
O=Not a horrible beer, but not nearly comparable to a Boston Lager or Sprecher Amber. Won't buy again.
02-20-2013 00:52:18 | More by dhannes
3.23/5 rDev -14.6%
I tried this for the second time, but this time on tap at Hollywood Stadium inside the Joliet Hollywood Casino. It was a pint glass for $5.25.
Poured a clear pale golden yellow. Since this was brought out to me by a waitress there was no noticable head or lacing left by the time it got to my table. Has a nice wheat scent mixed with some floral and citrus hints. Has a slightly dry start with a crisp and clean finish. The finishing taste was a lot better than the beginning taste. I had completly forgot I had tried this beer before out of a bottle. I'm always one to say beer is better on tap but in this case I really didn't think so.
08-17-2011 01:36:23 | More by Lemke10
District of Columbia
3.25/5 rDev -14%
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Big frothy head with lots of lacing and an amber hue thats not opaque at all, you can almost clearly read a paper on the other side of the glass.
S: Very average. Smells like any regular old lager or mass produced beer out there, yet i can't shake the aroma of an orange already in the beer, it seems like shock top almost.
T: Taste has a little more body and complexity than the aroma, but still has a kind of corn or riceish edge you'd taste in a BMC beer. And that citrus is there, I swear i didn't put any fruit in there.
M: Good, D: Good
Nothing special here and nothing worth buying unless you want something just a small step above an 18 rack of Miller.
12-12-2010 04:26:24 | More by Dreadnaught33
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
Served to me in a 22 ounce glass mug.
A - Very nice coppery color on this one, hint of red. No head on it, assuming that is because of how the bartender was trying to make it.
S - Very complex smell to this one. Sweeter and more fruity than I'm expecting for a Vienna.
T - Definately get the sweet taste there of caramel. Some spice more spice and sweetness than I was expecting. Decently grainy.
M - Light to medium bodied, good carbonation pumped through on the tap.
D - Pretty easy to drink, could do a few of these.
Overall it's solid, but not great. Was excited to just stumble onto this on tap, but felt a little let down.
08-25-2009 03:43:48 | More by AgentZero
3.33/5 rDev -11.9%
Pours a clear, light brown to copper color with a 1/2 inch off-white colored head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, but forms a pretty dense mat of bubbles leaving a pretty good amount of lace on the glass.
The aroma is pretty sweet, some malt character for sure, earthy with maybe a hint of brown sugar and some mild toasted malt aromas.
The flavor is also malt heavy, particularly in the toasted malt category, with a touch of caramel and a decent bitterness towards the end, which is definitely needed due to the sweet character of the beer.
Medium-light body with a good amount of carbonation. I found this beer to be fairly tasty, but too sweet overall almost as if it were under attenuated.
08-28-2009 01:32:00 | More by Soneast
3.35/5 rDev -11.4%
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of honey, straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of honey, straw and light earthiness with a smooth watery honey finish.
09-12-2011 22:37:02 | More by emmasdad
3.38/5 rDev -10.6%
Poured from a bottle on 4-7-10.
A - Pours a light orange with a layer of fine bubbles
S - not alot of aroma, some light malts and yeast
T - light malts, hints of citrus, it has an interesting flavor that I can't quite place
M - light-medium bodied with good carbonation
D - easy to drink, its a unique flavor that makes it interesting to drink, i'll have to try another.
05-19-2010 17:27:56 | More by mikereaser
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
A- clear lightish amber colored body with a small stream of carbonation under a half finger of white head. no lacing left on the sides of the glass, and the head reduces to a skin on top of the beer.
S- small dose of sweet caramel malts and some bread.
T- about the same as it smells. very mild and sweet.
M- crisp with a high level of carbonation.
D- nice to see another chicago brewery with bottles on the shelves, but this one isnt anything spectacular.
03-09-2009 03:54:14 | More by jwinship83
3.45/5 rDev -8.7%
G: Poured into a Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass.
A: Pours a transparent gold, typical pilsner color. The head is typical of the style, although slightly reddish, and measures about a finger and a half. Large rush of carbonation. Decent lacing as it goes down.
S: Grainy and slightly sweet. A little grassy.
T: Slightly grainy and sweet, following up on the nose. Not much at all of a hop presence, though it is slightly bitter.
M: Starts out smooth with mild carbonation. No alcohol bite. A very light mouthfeel.
D: In a style that is quite drinkable, although not the best tasting variety that I've had. It's nice to support a local up-and-comer, and I really like the idea of the lager-only brewery, so I'll probably go with this one from time to time.
03-09-2009 23:39:10 | More by Thorpe429
Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.