The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev +11.2%
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!
06-10-2013 20:40:52 | More by Kegatron
3.63/5 rDev +6.8%
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.
06-19-2013 22:44:23 | More by nimrod979
2.93/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
05-23-2014 21:21:54 | More by gillagorilla
3.31/5 rDev -2.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is biscuity, malty. Taste is mild, some malts and grains, refreshing but a touch bland. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent warm weather beer, but just seems a little bit lacking.
06-21-2014 04:57:29 | More by tone77
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
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[.]”
I was anxious to CANduct the Crack! and begin an inverted Glug because I wanted to wash out the taste from an earlier beer. It all came off without a hitch and I netted two fingers of dense, bone-white head with good retention for my troubles. Color was a deeply-hazy (but not quite cloudy) Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 – 5). Nose had an interesting fruitiness. I thought that I picked up grapefruit initially, but then I started getting softer tropical fruits. The taste was incredibly mild and eminently drinkable. I got a light tropical fruitiness on the tongue, but not much else. This was unobtrusive, but neither boring nor bland. It would be a great beer to have at a pre-game tailgate party or to drink in the stands, IMHO. Finish was semi-dry, more towards dry than sweet, but low-intensity in any case. Tasty.
08-27-2014 01:27:31 | More by woodychandler
The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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