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The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
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...)

Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From 04/25/14 notes. Had a few cans of this at 201 Bar in DC. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear golden color with one to two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, floral notes, fruity malts, biscuit malts, spice, cloves, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of floral notes, grains, earthy notes, biscuit, dough, bready malts, light fruits and must.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice beer that is very easy to drink. Light floral notes and fruit throughout, very light on flavor but crisp and refreshing. Would have it again.

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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium-light gold with a fizzy white head. The head has great retention and leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is mild, with some notes of green fruits, bread, and grass. The taste leans more toward the bread-y side of the house, but there's a nice grassy hops finish. The weight is just right, not too heavy but not watery, either. This is a solid beer. It's not going to blow the doors off, but for sitting around watching soccer, this does just fine.

Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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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Photo of everythingiszen
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours on the lemony/straw side of golden. Thin ring of lacy fizz. No read head. Initial impression of taste is sweet orange. Mild hop bitterness, also in the nose. Very faint nose overall. Faint belgian yeastiness also in the flavor profile, especially as the glass warmed up. Refreshing and light, but strikes the palate all at once; could be more complex. Still, I'd order one again.

Photo of siege06nd
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint...

A. Cloudy, straw gold. Finger or so of off-white head that bottoms out to a thin ring a little too quickly. Lacing is similarly spotty.

S. Biscuit, hints of citrus, lots of grass and graininess.

T. Lemon zest, subtle orange rind, then a big dose of herbal bitterness with a crisp, dry finish.

M. Light, refreshing, and crisp. Very dry overall with a lot of garb and an rather grainy feel with hints of fruit. Pretty good use of bittering hops.

O. This hits the right notes for an American Golden ale. It's got clean lines and a well-structured palate. Not much in the way of complexity, but the style doesn't really call for that. Carb is up a little higher than I'd normally like and it's got a slightly "grainy" feel, but this is a very solid example of a style that is easily devolved into "pedestrian." When it's hot outside and you seek something clean, approachable, and refreshing, you can certainly do worse than "The Tradition" from DC Brau.

Photo of nimrod979
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.