Dynamo Copper Lager | Metropolitan Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
218 Ratings
Dynamo Copper LagerDynamo Copper Lager
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
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CreedeSon
4/5  rDev +5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mribbens
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
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 +18.1%
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%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of scootercrabb
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshHawk
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AsaPhelps
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark copper body, as the appearance states. One finger offwhite head, fair retention, some lacing. Smells of bread, biscuit, noble hops, a bit of earth, toffee. Flavour is similarly bready, sweet toffee, noble hopped bitterness, a bit of tapioca sweetness. Its a very nice Vienna lager, and very nicely constructed. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but not too hefty, nice creamy sweetness on the finish that is balanced with the earthy bitterness. A damn tasty Vienna lager. A far cry from Sam Adams, in the best way possible.

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ex cousin in law gave me a bottle.
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a ruddy looking hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light messy lacing roamed all around the glass.
The smell, very reminiscent of a Sam Adams, had the sweet caramel/toffee tones up front running into light grassy to a semi-herbal aroma.
The taste was malty sweet with a score of the grassy hops to make an effort for some bitterness. It's not bad, but to some people, it could be construed as fairly weak. Since I'm treating this as a Vienna lager, I see nothing wrong.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation seemed to run right for the style and for me - nice and light.
Overall, as a Vienna lager, it works and when you're in Chicago, ya just gotta. Me, I was lucky and got a bottle sent to me. Still, I'd have again, preferably with pizza.

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Dynamo Copper Lager from Metropolitan Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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