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Dynamo Copper Lager - Metropolitan Brewing

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very good

153 Ratings

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

sweemzander, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

bgoblue2, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kristenrae8, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Redrover
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my go to options and can’t believe I have yet to review it. Poured into SA pint glass, the beer is a dark yellow with amber highlights. It has a thick and sticky white head.

Nose of grains, floral and herbal hops. It is fresh and inviting.

Light malts add a bready and cracker taste. The beer is well balanced by some bright floral hop notes. Slight red apple and honey in the finish.

The mouth is medium with a great calibrated level of carbonation.

This is an easy beer to session and very easy to pair with food. Perfect beer to give someone who says they don’t like lagers.

Redrover, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Durtdiggler
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pour from 6 pack bought at Binnys into pilsner glass.

Pours a light copper with 1 finger head with slight lacing on the glass. Beer is very clear with slight effervescent.

Smell is grain like with some darker bread, slightly toasty and tad sweet. The bread is real pungent. A lot of malt.

Tastes is extremely balanced. Clean bitterness at the end, hops not as earthy for this style but with slight caramel overtones to start. Definitely toastiness in the middle. A lot going on thebtonguenin the tasting.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Medium bodied but very drinkable.

I don't really drink a lot of lagers but this beer is fantastic. Very sessionable but has a lot going on with hops, malt, tad sweetness that balances out. The Vienna really shines. Local too.

Durtdiggler, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

george42, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Mikes-Soft-Lemonale
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ok this beer has ALWAYS been my go-to. I love that I can get it anywhere. It's got this really pretty copper color, and it's persistent head stays pretty the whole way down.

Dang, sons. Can I drink this every day? I think I could.

They do a good job of consistency, which helps. I know I can always trust in buying a solid beer from these guys.

Mikes-Soft-Lemonale, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a modest head capping the amber colored liquid; lacing is sporadic

Smell: Malt forward, with caramel tones

Taste: Caramel flavors, up front, with some graininess building in the middle; the finish is rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Pretty typical for an Amber Lager; too sweet for my palate with minimal bitterness; I really enjoyed the crisp mouthfeel, however

brentk56, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of dhannes
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

dhannes, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Cam9191, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Rusty_Venture, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DMB, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

dna1964dna, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ruckus232, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

liamt07, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Al_Rico_Rod, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Hoofbite84, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

coz, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

EGolfer4, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Caskaway, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

gpawned, Jun 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ironyisoverrated, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BeerOps, May 28, 2012
Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.