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The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-10-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewery filled growler. This is the new collaboration between D.C. Brau and the D.C. United football club. Pours a crystal clear gold with several foamy fingers of bright-white head. This stays fairly rich looking, leaving a good bit of sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells floral and spicy with a fresh earthy citrus component to it. Fresh grains mix in to give the nose an earthy and bready twang. The taste is similar, with a tight grassy and spicy bitterness that spreads fresh earthy citrus and light herbal flavors out across the tongue. The malt is a bit more subdued than it is in the aroma, adding a tight grainy tanginess across the back but otherwise allowing the hops to take center stage here. This finishes dry with a lingering spicy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a tight crispness that pops the flavors a bit in the mouth. I appreciate that the body has a bit of beef to it. Helps prop the profile up rather nicely on the palate. This was a solid take on a Golden Ale with a well balanced emphasis on those fresh hops yet I could still see this being rather accessible to someone who doesn’t always care for hoppy beers either. D.C. Brau nails another one!

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Growler fill from the brewery. Poured into a DC Brau can glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear, and golden in color. Thin white head fizzles out to a thin ring and ok lacing.

Aroma: Spicy and floral hops. toasted grain.

Taste: Mostly the same as aroma, starts out with a wet, fresh, grassy hop character, balanced with a toasted grain bill. A little spiciness and from the hops dances on the back of your tongue throughout the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, well-balanced. Very light with tight carbonation. Could drink this all day doing yard work. Not that thats an insult in anyway. It's just a damn good summer-y easy drinker. Flavorful and well-rounded for a style that can be pretty underwhelming.

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12 oz. can poured into a DC Brau can glass. (the date on the bottom is: 4/10/14)

A: Hazy/cloudy/dirty straw color with no head at all or lacing.

S: Zesty blonde, that is quite mild and bland.

T: Starts with an interesting spice/herbal note but devolves into a watery mess. It is ok, but the body kills it.

M: Watery with a very even carbonation that is slightly rough.

O: This might just not be my style. It is pretty fresh, but just doesn't stand up.

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My local, frequent in-person trade, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!
From the CAN: “D.C. United 2014 Home Matches [:] 03/08 Columbus Crew 03/29 Chicago Fire 04/05 New England Revolution 04/12 New York Red Bulls 04/26 FC Dallas 05/17 Montreal Impact 05/21 Houston Dynamo 05/31 Sporting Kansas City 06/07 Columbus Crew 06/28 Seattle Sounders FC 07/20 Chivas USA 07/30 Toronto FC 08/17 Colorado Rapids 08/31 New York Red Bulls 09/27 Philadelphia Union 10/03 Sporting Kansas City 10/18 Chicago Fire”; “Best When Fresh Vamos United 04/10/14”; “CANs: Infinitely Recyclable (SM) – Pack In. Pack Out[.]”
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The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.