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Yonder Cities - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 03-16-2013)
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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Thorpe429, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow, very active white head. High carbonation with alot of bubbles

Smells like a grapefruit, lots of citrus and piney hops. It blends well with the farmhouse funk smell.

Tastes exactly like it smells. Grapefruit hits you first, exploding on your tongue. Followed by the pine. This is a very unique beer.

The mouthfeel is good. Very bubbly, similar to champagne. No alcohol taste and its extremely refreshing.

Overall, this beer is amazing and I hope they can it soon.

nmann08, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a honey color verging on golden; the head leaves some strands of lacing behind as it descends

Smell: Grapefruit and spicy Belgian yeast esters

Taste: A clean malt bill highlights the citrusy hops and the Belgian yeast with the yeast adding a peppery dimension after the swallow; well-attenuated finish

Mouthfeeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the best examples of the Belgian IPA style I have encountered, this is another winner for DC Brau

brentk56, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Jason, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brewery filled growler. Hazed gold with a billowy bright-white head. Retains with a rich foaminess that soaps the sides of the glass with sticky swathes of lacing. The aroma blows up in the nose, with a robust mix of fresh floral, light pine and ripe tropical fruit flavors that include pineapple, mango, apricot and grapefruit. Sweet malt doughiness sits along the back while an earthy spiciness works in perfectly with those hop flavors. This just has a fresh hoppy power to it in the nose that kicks ass! The taste is just as good, with zesty grapefruit bitterness and a smack of tart lemon flavor. Ripe and sticky tropical fruit from the nose are all present and seem to be emboldened by the earthy and spicy esters of the Saison yeast. Neutral malts add a slightly sweet underpinning to the festivities. The finish is dry with an earthy pithiness and lingering spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick easy creaminess that glides effortlessly across the palate. There’s a touch of light warmth here but this is overall very smooth and drinkable for a 7% beer. Wow! I’ve had some good beers from D.C. Brau and this collaboration with Union Brewing is right up there! It’s about as perfect of a marriage between an IPA and Saison as you’re going to find and I can’t recommend it enough if you see it around on tap. Well done!

Kegatron, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Growler served in a DC Brau cervoise "fancy pants" glass. Are you making more of this? If the answer is "no", stop what you are doing and go make more of this. This is a collaboration between DC Brau and Union in Baltimore. I have yet to have a Union beer but this beer is truly amazing. This is the best beer I've had from DC Brau to date. Right amount of hops, right amount of saison-y yesaty goodness. Very awesome, blow me away, I would hurt myself drinking this beer sort of beer. More please, a lot more.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention. Looks good.

Aroma is hoppy, sweet, candy, esters, earth, mild sulfur (could be from hops or yeast). Hop aroma is somewhere between grapefruit and apricot with a mild earthiness in there. The esters from the yeast are peppery and sweet.

Beer is light and wet with a nice level of moderate bitterness. Great yeast cutting through, maybe a little more yeast character? Lemony and pepper, mild pepper cutting through, great ester profile, earthiness in the midpalate, great wet finish. The beer finishes bitter with the hops, leaving this mild lingering fruitiness in the mouth, a very nice beer. A repeat for sure. I really enjoyed this beer. If this were 4.5% ABV and available retail for home consumption I would have cases of this. Love it. I will be returning for more.

drabmuh, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.1%

oline73, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mendvicdog, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

oriolesfan4, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

yourefragile, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BA Kegatron for splitting this growler with me. Poured into a snifter, it appears a clouded yellow color with a white head that fades leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma includes a yeasty note of bubblegum with a contrasting herbal citrus hop aspect that gets a little rindy to grassy. As it warms up, more of the focus changes back to that preciously mentioned yeasty spice feel.

The flavor is a bit rindy from the hops. The flavor gets somewhat similar to breakfast fruits/pulp and earth to grassy bitterness. There is a soft amount of grain presence but for the most part, the focus of this brew is on the hops and yeast spice.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol was integrated well in this. Belgian IPA's are somewhat finicky. I think the yeast profile often clashes with any moderate hopping rate. In this case it wasnt bad and quite frankly I would probably try this again if the opportunity presented itself.

stakem, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

duceswild, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a nonic pint glass at Meridian Pint. Originally had samples of this on Armageddon release day and was really impressed and needed to make a mental note to revisit this one. From notes.

A cloudy but orb glowing murky yellow, with lots of green hues all throughout the glass. The brew is topped with a half finger of head that is exceptionally creamy looking and bright white.

The nose absolutely rips of fresh fleshy grapefruit hop profile. Sticky yeasty mild funk farmhouse a tad, and a good hint of sweet milky cream. Hints of pepper and spices also. It's a really nice balance, but the grapefruit really takes off.

Palate brings all the goodness hinted on the nose. This really tastes like a perfect grapefruit hop beverage. Literally fresh squeezed in the morning. Quenching juicy hop palate with a hint of wet, and mild powdery funk sense. The hop angle brings out even hints of mango, and even manages to finish crisp with some dense malts, and peppery spice.

Overall this is just a great new creation from these guys, this one really shocked me I was not expecting it to be this good, but it is.

smakawhat, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Aliza!

First stein pours with a 1 1/2" off-white head over the cloudy golden brew. Head holds on and on, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is pine and spicy yeast.

Taste starts sweet and lightly tart, soft in the middle, with a moderate bitter close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with drinkability is oh-so easy. Glad I have a growler of this one...

ppoitras, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

billab914, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -6.1%

PEIhop, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Boone757, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler from the brewery into a goblet

Produces a low white head with the pour, the beer itself a fully hazed golden yellow in color. Lemon and grapefruit hop notes on the nose with peppery saison yeast, both fairly assertive. Crisp, clean malts. Lemongrass. Apricot. Tangerine. Light-medium in body with a lively carbonation. Crisp malt body, lots of lemon, yeasty pepper, and grapefruit on the palate. Finishes fully bitter with yeasty spice, lingering long. A nice blend of spicy saison and american hops, with lemon and yeast playing a big role.

blackie, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

AngusOg, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Jaded straw color. Big, fluffed head, even for a 2 oz. sample in a plastic cup. The body is hazy but it still manages to glow.

S-Interesting nose. The yeast, in accordance with the chipper malt unique hoppiness makes for a nice scent. The veggies are a mixture of Euro noble hops and intricate, bold U.S. varieties if I were to guess.

T-Hoppy and multifaceted. Yeasty and spicy with a great, airy, sweetened cracker malt. The hops are neat. Pineapple hops, citrus with a certain tangy element, and some grass. Pretty cool.

M-Drinks easy. Maybe a bit too aggressive on the carbonation. Slick feel. A bit resinous and moderately bitter.

O/D-It had some great elements but for some reason I wasn't very enamored with it. There was a ton to enjoy here but I oddly didn't find myself enjoying it as a whole.

VelvetExtract, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Gatordaddy, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IrishColonial, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

KevMo84, May 27, 2014
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Yonder Cities from DC Brau Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.