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The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 81
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 7.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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: Rotating

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Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-10-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 81
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid, clean, and crisp American Blonde Ale. Taste is of light hop, grass, and toasted malt. Very well balanced. I have others that I prefer in the style, but this is certainly worth trying. (193 characters)

Photo of EricInDC
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Probably the most flavor-balanced beer available at this brewery. I could drink this all day when it's hot out!

Fun fact: It is only available when the MLS soccer season is under way (well that is most of the year anyway, so...) (229 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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! (1,214 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of nimrod979
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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. (717 characters)

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.92/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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. (456 characters)

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3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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. (271 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.