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Dynamo Copper Lager - Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

146 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 19
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
If malt and hops are the two poles of brewing, this beer is the gently spinning sweet spot between them. First, you’ll notice the spicy aromas of Vanguard and Liberty hops. Then - wipe the foam off the tip of your nose - dive into the toasty flavor of Vienna malt. Dynamo starts strong and finishes crisp and smooth. The balanced flavors, aromas, and even the coppery-red tones of this beer go great with everything. Fear no pairing. The best time to enjoy Dynamo is when you’re thirsty.

29 IBU

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-15-2009)
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RMelyon

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-30-2013 23:22:24 | More by RMelyon
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

05-22-2013 13:41:11 | More by sweemzander
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-29-2014 18:59:40 | More by ajzy
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-26-2013 02:25:27 | More by Kaveman
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-28-2011 04:44:35 | More by barnzy78
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latackbeer

Illinois

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
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DownDaHatch

Illinois

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
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ThaBobfather

Ohio

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
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dhannes

Wisconsin

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
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

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
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-14-2014 05:09:18 | More by Nihilistkid
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strohme2

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

10-30-2013 22:23:01 | More by strohme2
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Roxyfire

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-25-2014 18:51:05 | More by Roxyfire
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Rusty_Venture


3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-26-2013 22:50:07 | More by Rusty_Venture
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Dreadnaught33

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
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AgentZero

Illinois

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
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Soneast

Wisconsin

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
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emmasdad

Colorado

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
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

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
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jwinship83

Illinois

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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-15-2011 03:00:42 | More by bpfrush
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-11-2014 16:54:53 | More by falconxman
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-18-2014 04:04:56 | More by oso
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Cam9191

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-10-2013 07:31:08 | More by Cam9191
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Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.