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Yonder Cities - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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93
outstanding

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
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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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-05-2013 20:27:26 | More by duceswild
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-05-2013 02:33:35 | More by yourefragile
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-03-2013 20:18:54 | More by IrishColonial
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is easily DC Braus second best beer, it is really refreshing and has plenty of hops. It falls more in the unfiltered/farmhouse IPA-saison category for me over Belgian ipa since it doesn't have that distinct Belgian yeast taste or feel to it for my palate, but has an earthy and herbal hoppiness to it that is quite nice.

The color is really nice, very hazy orange tinged golden color with a decent white fluffy head and some lacing. Very nice look.

The smell is awesome, it is very bright and hoppy right out of the glass, no subtlety here. Grassy and citrus tinged hops dominate, it reminds me very much of a west coast ipa in its earthy hoppiness with just enough honey soaked malt to give it some foundation.

The flavor is great as well, it has a hefty biscuity malt backbone added to the plant heavy hop flavors that aren't as dominant as the aroma but definitely still slightly bitter and bright, especially present in the aftertaste which is quite nicely dry and clean. The feel has nice body which makes me think unfiltered ipa. Some citrus in the flavor with just a touch of orange rind and lemon grass. I also get some banana as the beer warms up. A 'spicy' feel with nice carbonation.

Overall a very fine beer, it's really really nice and deserves its great rating so far.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 21:51:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a golden, almost pilsner color with a white fluffy head. Head falls to a small ring for the duration of drinking. Nice and light colored. Great lacing.

Aroma: Holy s**t! I love citrus and this is just about as citrusy at it gets. The Simcoe and Citra interact perfectly with the saison yeast. Big notes of grapefruit, apricot, some tangerine. Super juicy. Lots of estery, peppery yeast character with a bit of sulfur. Incredible smelling.

Taste: Great flavor as well. Moderately bitter with nice semi-sweet citrus tones. Nice spicy yeast character. Long, hoppy, juicy finish that dries out but lingers. A touch of funkiness with the saison yeast. Very light malt presence. The hops and yeast are the stars here.

Mouthfeel: Light and lively on the palate. Medium bodied. Very easy drinking. Bitterness builds on the finish and balances everything out nicely.

Overall: DC Brau now has two beers that I'd put up against anything. This won't get the recognition of OTWOA as it's not a style that everyone likes. But in my opinion this is every bit as good. Incredible stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 19:02:55 | More by jacewg
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smakawhat

Maryland

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 13:12:35 | More by smakawhat
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: growler

03-27-2013 16:55:15 | More by Kegatron
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2013 20:14:26 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-22-2013 00:13:01 | More by Rhettroactive
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-21-2013 10:45:19 | More by Thorpe429
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-20-2013 02:13:42 | More by oline73
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2013 16:01:03 | More by drabmuh
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-17-2013 04:20:22 | More by 2dogbrew
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-17-2013 02:23:13 | More by Gatordaddy
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-17-2013 00:57:32 | More by billab914
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blackie

Virginia

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.

Serving type: growler

03-16-2013 18:19:09 | More by blackie
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