Dynamo Copper Lager | Metropolitan Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
225 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
metrobrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by emerge077 on 01-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,599
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
225
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Beer Head Pub in Schaumburg, IL. The appearance is a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and bread. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.42/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of laketang
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice copper in color.
The head wasn't big and reduced to a ring
Spice and malt on the nose
Rather malty sweet side with a low hop taste
Creamy smooth and thin
Enjoyable

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Photo of CreedeSon
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed the toasty flavor of this Vienna malt via a draft at the Cary Ale House.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth, at sweetwater tavern

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Photo of deuce0616
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mribbens
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very solid beer in a category that's not my style. Nice copper color, mild biscuity scent. Taste is bready biscuity, with a hint of sweetness. A relatively light texture. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/19/16 draft @ Howells & Hood

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this beer up from the Binnys single shelf. It poured a nice clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint bread. The taste was evenly balanced and easy to drink. There was nice biscuit quality with slightly sweet malt base. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a good beer probably my favorite from metropolitan.

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Photo of cd34
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5/9/18 re-taste and re-rate... and glad I did
I've only Had 5 from Metropolitan and not visited their brewpub (my bad). But, I've given all these beers above average ratings and all have been in the regional German traditions. So being a non-mainstream sort of guy, I must like Metropolitan.

Dynamo is a good-Looker: clear amber/copper whose foam gets out of the way quickly to show off its good looks.
Smells are crisp... mostly malt, bready and biscuit. Tastes are the same balanced by only 29 IBU; so, there is no effort at cheap thrills. While medium bubbles are normal, this after-taste is not (comes from either hops or an off-taste, not sure.)
Went fine with bread and a Swiss cheese before dinner... a limited pairing than as advertised in BA Notes.

OA: Probably will have again and pair it with a lunch sandwich. A nice Vienna. Glad to see Metropolitan sticking to their knitting of Germanic regionals and doing such a good job.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshHawk
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 225 ratings