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The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
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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Guden

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2014 19:06:14 | More by Guden
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18%

04-28-2014 04:57:18 | More by tclipse
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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-21-2014 22:29:32 | More by gunterheidrich
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +11.5%

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
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

07-22-2014 23:00:01 | More by ConradKenney
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bum732

Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-25-2013 00:14:34 | More by bum732
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

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
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2014 22:28:54 | More by erialbill
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-27-2014 00:53:42 | More by apasternak
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gillagorilla

Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%

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
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -2.4%

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
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2014 20:18:44 | More by mikeburd1128
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-01-2013 04:03:00 | More by vandemonian
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-03-2013 22:13:16 | More by smakawhat
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JDeming

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-27-2014 01:49:17 | More by JDeming
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ferociouswalrus

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-28-2014 02:32:10 | More by ferociouswalrus
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-13-2013 16:08:51 | More by Rhettroactive
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2014 18:49:50 | More by DC_Brah
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-13-2013 17:28:36 | More by AngusOg
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Mtusa08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +18%

03-30-2014 18:01:52 | More by gsteele77
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-30-2014 21:04:17 | More by smcolw
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2013 16:16:30 | More by ZachKelly
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-18-2013 18:04:22 | More by scottDC
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The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.