daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Bottle from guyinchicago. pours a (shocker)copper color. Very malty on the nose. But along with the malt comes some aluminum foil notes...metallic is what I am trying to say. Flavor is malty, lagery and overall not that great. I am surprised to see the rating as high as it is.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample from STLWill (Thanks!) Orange/yellow pour with a metallic aroma. Flavor was that of any standard run of the mill lager, but finished a little bitter.
DuffMan (9284) - 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.
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
7/27/2010: Metropolitan Dynamo Copper... Aroma: Creamy toothpaste; cooked apple with toffee. Appearance: Hazy copper color; dense, creamy, and lasting beige head; solid lacing. Flavor: Brown sugar; a touch of buttery; earthy bitterness; some toffee and roast: oxidized cherry and green apple. Palate: Medium-full body, really creamy and smooth. Overall: Decent, but confusing.
Draught at Dugan’s in Chicago. Rating #98 for this beer.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor for sharing. Pours a clear copper with a white bubbled head. Toffee and toasted malts in the aroma with something off, not sure what. Extremely malt nose though. Creamy toffee malts that become dirty in a bad bad way. There are a few solid components to this beer, but something is really off with this one.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle, someone brought over for the superbowl. Nothing special but at least its from Chicago. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. The nose is caramel malt and earthy hops. The taste pretty much follows suit. Medium bodied. An ok beer.
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.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty standard amber lager flavor, smooth and light. Not a lot of flavor, just some malts and caramel, and some fizz going down the throat. May have tasted better to me because it was complementary at Allegro Hotel (Chicago) happy hour.
miyauchi38 (1094) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear orange color with a big puffy white head that hangs around for a little bit. Aroma has a toasted note but is overly dominated by a vegetable soup aroma (quite off putting in my opinion). Flavor has a very strong roasted note, some lager yeasty notes but again, the vegetable soup note rears its head in the flavor as well. Light body with a very clean, smooth texture and very low carbonation. Overall a pretty disappointing brew. The flavors just never came out to work in a harmonious way. I don’t know if there was a flavor/aroma that was mixing to form the vegetable soup but it was really off putting for this brew. As a hometown brew, this fact only added to my disappointment.