Dynamo Copper Lager
Metropolitan Brewing

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Metropolitan Brewing
Illinois, United States
Vienna Lager
Ranked #29
Ranked #20,981
3.8 | pDev: 10%
May 09, 2022
Jan 15, 2009
Very Good
Dynamo Copper LagerDynamo Copper Lager
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 7/21/22"; drank 5/8/22 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Caramel, mild citrus & mild pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel, light citrus & faint pine flavors; a nice darker lager.

I'd have another.
May 09, 2022
Rated: 3.39 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by trek7000 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2020
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Rated by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is way better than Dovetail Vienna lager.
Nov 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by psmith161 from Indiana

Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap poured into a pint glass. A clear amber color with a modest white head. Slightly sweet malt on the nose with faint floral hops. Taste followed. A clean slightly sweet malty flavor that embodied Vienna malt. Bitterness was there but restrained. Delicious.
Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Hrschul from Illinois

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by JoeWalsh from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice head and has a gorgeous copper-red color. This is one flavorful, smooth lager. Metropolitan seem to have perfected the art of the balanced brew, with a bit of hoppy bite and a developed malty body. This is my "go to" beverage to have with meals because it doesn't try to knock your taste buds out, but instead gets them ready for the main event. Call it the sparring partner beer.
Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a beautiful copper orange color that is bubbly. A massive foamy head that lingers and lingers.
Aroma: Aroma of toasted dark rye bread with cherries.
Flavor: The flavor follows the aroma with even stronger dark toasted rye bread with cherry, black cherry, fig, and more dark fruit. It has a dark syrup rum flavor, No roast or caramel. Little to no bitterness.
Finish: Extremely carbonated, Doesn't finish too sweet. Finishes moderately dry, but the dark rye flavor lingers on the tongue.

Compared to other ambers, this Vienna lager has much more of a dark fruit: cherry, fig, plum. The fruity sweetness is recognizable. Less bitter than an Altbier. Less caramel.

Overall: This is one of my first impressions on a Vienna lager. The Vienna malts are defined. The toasted rye bread flavor with dark fruit is unique and delicious. The carbonation on this beer is absolutely stunning. Much more carbonation than I had expected. First appearance I've ever rated a 5/5. Pour yourself a glass of this and let the cherry run wild.
Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Really nice golden brown pour with a thin white head, lacing as you go, almost perfect vienna lager appearance. Smell is a little muted, but the signature malts, grains, yeast and toasted caramel are all present. Taste is heavier than expected, but the flavors are well balanced and not overwhelming at all: toasted caramel, toffee, bread, some herbal hops, and earthy undertones. Feel is a little heavy, but I like the chewy nature, but could see how others might be put off. Solid work
Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by Skillz from Illinois

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by Riik3 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by bristol2120 from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
pours with a generous white head - beer is a really nice deep copper orange - aroma is a bit too subdued with a standard malty presence - taste features malty, bready notes with a very subtle undertone reminiscent of sweetcorn of all things - there also a presence of toffee and caramel in the aftertaste - mouthfeel is nice and full with a nicely subdued level of carbonation - overall a really nice beer that I would think would pair with a wide variety of foods or just on its own as a great example of a vienna lager - another winner from Metropolitan
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by jchanley from Illinois

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by Jcreek from Illinois

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by sphmiel from Missouri

Sep 28, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

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.
Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by drstalker from Illinois

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 28, 2018
Rated: 2.42 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Haybeerman from Colorado

May 15, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

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
Nov 12, 2017
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Rated by CreedeSon from Illinois

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.
Jul 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Apr 02, 2017
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

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
Mar 22, 2017
Rated: 5 by deuce0616 from Illinois

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by mribbens from Illinois

Jan 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Qbdoo from Illinois

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.
Oct 31, 2016
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

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
Oct 19, 2016
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

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.
Sep 10, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by CPAles from Illinois

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by scootercrabb from Illinois

May 13, 2016
Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
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