DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hop Leaf, compared directly to another vienna-style lager, Eliot Ness from Great Lakes. This came out the loser. Clear copper amber, mediocre white head. Lightly fruity, and a little skunky/sweaty. Much thinner mouthfeel than the Eliot Ness. Mediocre at best.
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent beer from an up and coming brewery. Reddish in color with complex flavor and some lasting after taste. Best paired with heavier meals.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a copper lager, she sports very little copper stylings, looking instead like a rather typical lager with light straw hues. A thin head tries oh-so-hard to linger in spotty patches with a few trails of lace. On the other hand, her nose is far more intriguing. Husked grains and bread crust make a brisk showing while lemon cream and meringue streak through the middle of her nose with exhibitionist flair. There is a soft underbelly of white breads almost of the wonder variety, but not quite. Riding his intriguing nose right into his body, I find a surprisingly prominent hop presence with fresh lemon zest, green grass, pith, and bitter citric esters, none of which were readily available in her nose. A faint sweetness is quickly overrun by a dominant hop profile. Her short start ends just as fast with the epicenter of her palate containing all she wrote. A growing bitter rind finish is traced with more lemon pith and green grass. Wait! Is that some melba I taste? Hm… I don’t know. As soon as it was there, it was gone, replaced once more by her dominant hop persona. Very one-sided and one-dimensional, if more melba and malt crunch had been there to balance the hops, Dynamo would have been truly dynamo.
I could taste the potential in the Metropolitan Dynamo Copper Lager, really I could. All she needed was a little help from her malty brethren for balance. The hop aromas and flavors were playful and invigorating, but without some toasty crunch they ran amuck and eventually dominated her palate with merciless abandon.
rubbishystuff (1899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Light enough to be easy drinking but flavorful enough to satisfy. Sometimes a little light in the body but nothing to be too concerned about. Serving: Bottle and tap
theisti (3320) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint at Dunlay’s in the logan square neighborhood - Chicago, Illinois. Pour is clear golden copper, with a nice white head. Aroma is nice soft floral hops, on top of clean cracker malt. Fresh, though a bit underwhleming. Taste is the nose, soft floral hops up front, decent backbone of malt in the middle, slight earth and mineral in the finish. Light to medium bodied, though a tad uncarbonated which made it a bit dead in the mouth.Taste broke down a bit as it warmed, though still nice enough.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper colored body with a white head. Nose is caramel with some fresh bread dough. There is also some nice almond character. The taste is doughy with caramel and a little hint of celery. There are a few black pepper notes. Pleasant and sweet, this is a smooth drinker.
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t get why people didn’t seem to like this... She’s a very attractive clear copper lager with a frothy white two inch head falling quickly to no lacing. The nose is of malty burnt/brown sugar with citrusy undertones of orange peel, or perhaps grapefruit, though the character develops into a more grainy (crystal malty) and toasted aroma. The mouthfeel is initially light and silky, with a carbonated teeth on the middle and finish. She tastes like a twist of orange peel over a distinctly malty backbone: the maltiness comes at the start, until the fizz carries a bitter citrus to the end with a very dry finish.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apppearance: Pours a light honey orange that is fairly translucent. The beer has a 2 finger soft white crown that shows a touch of retention and lace.
Smell: simple notes of caramel, lager yeast and earth.
Taste: Not the best mxi...a tangy quality with a touch of bitter hops over sweet malt
Mouthfeel: thin side of medium bodied and quite crisp
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2009
drdisque (585) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful copper color. Caramel flavor with nutty notes and very restrained but noticeable hoppiness. Slightly roasted notes as well. Somewhat dull but pleasing finish.
Frank (3095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the description, it seems Metropolitan was going for an easy drinking everyday lager and that’s just what this is. Pours a copper color (imagine that!) with only a small white head. Grassy, herbal hops are the focus of the notes w/ some grainy notes playing a back up role. Flavor is more malt centric w/ a nice Vienna malt character. The hops take on a more floral aspect as well. Light bodied and unfortunately a bit undercarbonated which makes it feel a little sluggish on the tongue. This is a good beer and could be a great beer w/ some adjustment. I’d drink it every day.