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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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If malt and hops are the two poles of brewing, this beer is the gently spinning sweet spot between them. First, youíll notice the spicy aromas of Perle and Hallertau hops. Then - wipe the foam off the tip of your nose - dive into the toasty flavors of Vienna and Munich malts. 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 youíre thirsty. Dynamo Copper Lager goes great with pizza, neighborhood block parties, spring rolls, first dates, football games, whiskey, tapas, the Sunday newspaper, late-night burritos, veggie omelets, business lunches, grilled mushrooms, pretzels, political debate, corn-on-the-cob, classic sci-fi flicks, mixed greens, campfires, salmon, billiards, cherry pie, rock shows, pumpernickel, salsa, grand openings, peanuts, sewing bees, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and holidays. Original Gravity: 13.6 Plato Bitterness: 29 IBU Color: 8.4 SRM ABV: 5.6%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3231) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz bottle 3/18/09 (Samís Wine & Spirits-Downers Grove)-Pours a medium golden body with a small white covering for a head. Aroma of hops, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a nice roasted malt flavor coming in the middle and lasting through the end. This medium bodied brew is a nicely balanced beer with great flavors. Nice job.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2779) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Nice first effort by a new Chicago brewer. Bright Vienna malt smell in the pour, matching beer color, thin layer of bubbles. Dials back the hops to let some crunchy, toasty malts to the foreground. Fills me up pretty well. A bit of German hop pepper builds up on my soft palate. Worth presenting and serving as a good new Chicago beer, while all the sports and tourist venues keep spewing Miller-Bud.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks! Toasty malt nose, caramel, and a little grass. Pours hazy copper with a lasting frothy head. Nice and toasty. Grass and a little pepper. Not complex, but tasty. Nice light lingering grass. Lively carbonation. A little lingering toast. Solid crisp finishing lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (833) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Clear copper with a small white head that lasts a while. Slighly bready aroma, with sweet toasted malt and some mellow floral hops. Nice crisp flavor with more citrus on the finish than the aroma had suggested. Pretty refrezhin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2009
On tap at Lunar Brewing for the Metropolitan tapping. Poured a clear, deep reddish/gold tone, with a slowly diminishing, white head and nice, clingy lacing. The nose had strong malt tones with a touch of toastiness and noble hop aroma. The flavor added to these a light hop bitterness. Lively carbonation. Finished clean and lightly dry. Very quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. light orange color with a foamy white head. tasty beer. Good to have a Chicago local beer. Sweet taste with a nice hops finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle from a new Chicago brewer picked up at the Binnyís in Orland Park, Illinois: Nice pour, a clear orange body with a tall off-white head. The aroma was sweet, lightly toasted malts with a touch of caramel. Just a bit of earthy hops are added to the flavor to keep all that rich sweetness in check. Nicely brewed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with guyinchicago. Pours a semi-clear light golden amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden and caramel multi-grain malt, some citrus, white bread and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is light bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some flowery hops, light citrus zest and a touch of popcorn. Finish is semi-dry with a short lived caramel and flowery hops aftertaste. Has a tad extra hop bitterness for most Vienna style beers Iíve head but still a decent micro craft beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2010
G: Poured into a Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass. A: Pours a transparent gold, typical pilsner color. The head is typical of the style, although slightly reddish, and measures about a finger and a half. Large rush of carbonation. Decent lacing as it goes down. S: Grainy and slightly sweet. A little grassy. T: Slightly grainy and sweet, following up on the nose. Not much at all of a hop presence, though it is slightly bitter. M: Starts out smooth with mild carbonation. No alcohol bite. A very light mouthfeel. D: In a style that is quite drinkable, although not the best tasting variety that Iíve had. Itís nice to support a local up-and-comer, and I really like the idea of the lager-only brewery, so Iíll probably go with this one from time to time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
pours light amber and a little hazy aromas of pale malts and hops flavors are of caramel,bread,and hops just a little light and thin to qualify as a world class veinna


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