Monday, July 19, 2010

Metropolitan Brewing Company - Dynamo Copper Lager

Brewery/Name: Metropolitan Brewing Company
Style: Vienna Lager
Brewed In: Chicago
Origin: USA
ABV: 5.6
Serving Glass: Pint
OMG Beer Rating: 8.1

Appearance: reddish-tinged copper, a nice off-white head faded fast to thin rim, but left a little lacing.

Aroma: malty sweetness, caramel, dark bread, and a subtle chocolate covered, roasted nut. The slightest hint of hops, evoking maybe allspice or cloves.

Taste: Much like the aroma. Starts sweet, then bready with a hint of nuts. Hint of spices. Ends dry and crisp like a lighter lager, surprising for a malty lager that starts with such sweet complexity.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Nice body that holds this beer together. Keeps the sweetness smooth, just bordering on creamy (to brewers: dare you to make a creamy non-baltic porter with lager yeast...double dare you). Very much a beer to sip, but also one you can enjoy a couple of (or more, lushes) after dinner or with the appropriate food (check out the Metropolitan website for a hilarious list of suggestions).

Homebrewing/Beer Geek Notes: Vanguard and Liberty hops, Vienna malt (but how much of the grain bill?)

1 comment:

  1. Hiya Seth! Here are the details about Dynamo:

    OG 1.057 (14 Plato)
    FG 1.013 (3.1 Plato)
    Mash at 154F

    73% Vienna Malt
    25% Pilsner Malt
    1.5% Caramel Pils
    .5% Roasted Barley

    30 IBU
    Columbus 60 min
    Liberty 20 min
    Vanguard 0 min

    German Lager Yeast

    beers all around,
    Tracy and Doug Hurst
    Metropolitan Brewing