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Yonder Cities - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Yonder Cities
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 8
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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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-07-2013 22:26:14 | More by HattedClassic
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

06-07-2013 03:09:47 | More by lisahope27
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-05-2013 01:18:07 | More by PEIhop
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Crabbicuss

Maryland

4.99/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While I had the opportunity to try this the first time it was brewed this review is from the SECOND batch made. Poured from a growler (purchased 6-1 at the brewery) into a Kuhnhenn goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful golden straw color with an opaque hue which illuminates the body. Initial results from the pour display a lofty head with nice patchy lacing clinging to the walls of the goblet. As the head dissipates a nice half finger milky cap resides, gently fed by streaming micro carbonation immersing from the bottom of the glass.

S - This is where the experience begins. The aroma constitutes a strong bready presence (sour dough, peppery with spice) which is followed by an effervescent emission of lemon grass, grapefruit and a slight hint of tropic sweetness summoning mango or semi ripe pineapple possibly apricot.

T - Up front there is an introduction of doughy malt immediately superseded by a nice acidic blast of hop tannins, citra maybe simcoe. The finish envelops a semi sweet accolade slightly spiced encompassing the back of the palate which invites another sip to solve the query. There's a wide range of flavors inundating my taste buds which displays a most acute precision regarding ingredient balance and exact brewing thus commandeering my curiosity and desire to resample this beer again and again.

M - While it's my opinion that the mouth feel is more light than medium there is a very complex transition which lathers the back of the palate upon finish. Though the sip is carbonous and sprightly it infuses tremendous flavor profiles which envelop and capture the pure experience of tasting this beer.

O - I find this particular beer to be traditional yet brash with a harmonious "Union" between two very contrasting styles. This Saisson with an American IPA alchemy forges a solid and collusive style which embodies techniques ranging between these days and yesteryear. I'm not sure if DC Brau will make this again but personally would love to see this appear as a rotating offering if not a year round staple. FYI, if you have the opportunity to try this I would highly recommend you bogart the chance, Cheers!

Serving type: growler

06-02-2013 22:28:21 | More by Crabbicuss
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2013 20:53:44 | More by Janeinma
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-02-2013 19:01:29 | More by NEhophead
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nmann08

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: growler

06-02-2013 18:27:53 | More by nmann08
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2013 01:07:26 | More by tgeorgf
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 21:38:54 | More by Jason
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-01-2013 11:55:43 | More by HopChef44
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Niebeendend

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-31-2013 23:27:26 | More by Niebeendend
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-24-2013 17:25:28 | More by CuriousMonk
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Greenster

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2013 04:21:18 | More by Greenster
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

05-14-2013 13:31:55 | More by earlholman
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Aewachiw

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-10-2013 22:48:19 | More by Aewachiw
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2013 19:05:23 | More by Boone757
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

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...

Serving type: growler

04-20-2013 21:12:46 | More by ppoitras
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

04-18-2013 14:41:01 | More by starrdogg
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katiethehooks

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-09-2013 14:15:19 | More by katiethehooks
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-07-2013 22:31:43 | More by DruRho
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2013 22:29:55 | More by DRBiser
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler on 4/6/13 from the brewery.

Served in a DC Brau tulip because because I live here and it was easy for me to get. If you want to fight about it, send me a Beermail and we'll set up a time and place.

A: Looked like a Witbier injected with orange steroids. Very murky, bubbly, and with a huge pillowy white head that left its mark on the glass as I siphoned it.

S: Whoa.... Like a spruce tree. The Belgian yeast blended very well with the citrus and farmhouse-y funk. Truly inviting.

T: What the hell is this? It's unlike anything I've ever tried. It had the hop profile of a West Coast IPA, the earthy, dankness of a Belgian Saison, and the citrus component of freshly squeeze Florida orange juice.

M: Spritzy and bubbly, like a fine champagne and with the glass lacing of a true champ.

O: This is the 2nd best beer that DC Brau makes. Please make more!

Serving type: growler

04-06-2013 20:56:15 | More by Chaney
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Titans77

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler on 4/6/13 from the DC Brau Brewery

A - a very hazy bright yellow body accompanied by a half finger of bright white head that disappeared rather quickly. Looks like a Saison IPA hybrid.

S - Pungent pine and grapefruit right up front. Very dank hop aroma and some background funk similar to a Saison.

T - Grapefruit followed by pine up front. Finishes with the funky spice character found on the nose.

M - medium to light body. No presence of alcohol on the mouthfeel. Crisp with a "wet" mouthfeel. A great beer to enjoy on a spring day.

O - I hope they bring this beer back later on down the road. Very very unique IPA that seems fitting for a spring/summer day. It is a shame that today was the last day they will have Yonder Cities available for a while.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2013 19:17:27 | More by Titans77
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-06-2013 17:43:14 | More by AngusOg
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2013 03:34:20 | More by mendvicdog
Yonder Cities from DC Brau Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.