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The Tradition - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-20-2013 20:20:42 | More by nmann08
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: growler

06-10-2013 20:40:52 | More by Kegatron
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mdfb79

New York

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.

Serving type: can

04-28-2014 15:49:05 | More by mdfb79
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

08-24-2013 19:13:07 | More by yourefragile
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-27-2014 00:27:45 | More by duceswild
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-13-2013 16:08:51 | More by Rhettroactive
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: can

06-21-2014 04:57:29 | More by tone77
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-22-2014 20:49:10 | More by Boone757
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-13-2013 17:28:36 | More by AngusOg
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-01-2014 11:27:24 | More by bigred89
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bum732

Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-18-2013 20:22:47 | More by jacewg
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-06-2014 22:28:54 | More by erialbill
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: can

05-14-2014 22:56:06 | More by siege06nd
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-27-2014 00:53:42 | More by apasternak
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-09-2013 00:01:53 | More by e30todamax
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djre4orm

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

06-13-2013 17:54:04 | More by djre4orm
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gillagorilla

Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 21:21:54 | More by gillagorilla
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

05-15-2014 04:51:33 | More by BrownAleMale
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-01-2013 04:03:00 | More by vandemonian
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cp45

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-20-2013 17:39:46 | More by cp45
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-30-2013 16:16:30 | More by ZachKelly
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The Tradition from DC Brau Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.