Yonder Cities | DC Brau Brewing Co.

Yonder CitiesYonder Cities
BA SCORE
95.2%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 84 Ratings
Yonder CitiesYonder Cities
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 03-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,564
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
84
Liked:
80
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
9.72%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 21
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Swift989
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of siege06nd
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of raveskdr
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a honey color verging on golden; the head leaves some strands of lacing behind as it descends

Smell: Grapefruit and spicy Belgian yeast esters

Taste: A clean malt bill highlights the citrusy hops and the Belgian yeast with the yeast adding a peppery dimension after the swallow; well-attenuated finish

Mouthfeeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the best examples of the Belgian IPA style I have encountered, this is another winner for DC Brau

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Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BA Kegatron for splitting this growler with me. Poured into a snifter, it appears a clouded yellow color with a white head that fades leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma includes a yeasty note of bubblegum with a contrasting herbal citrus hop aspect that gets a little rindy to grassy. As it warms up, more of the focus changes back to that preciously mentioned yeasty spice feel.

The flavor is a bit rindy from the hops. The flavor gets somewhat similar to breakfast fruits/pulp and earth to grassy bitterness. There is a soft amount of grain presence but for the most part, the focus of this brew is on the hops and yeast spice.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol was integrated well in this. Belgian IPA's are somewhat finicky. I think the yeast profile often clashes with any moderate hopping rate. In this case it wasnt bad and quite frankly I would probably try this again if the opportunity presented itself.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of nimrod979
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a growler poured into a DC Brau can glass.

Appearance: Very light and very hazy straw color with a thick pillowy two finger white head. Dense 1/4" head retention lacing throughout.

Aroma: Citrusy hops with a slight tropical twist. Lemongrass, peppery spice and some farmhouse funk.

Taste: Citrusy and yeasty up front. Pineapple, grapefruit and lemon zest all come to mind before it picks up a little with some hints of Belgian funk and a spicy peppery and bready yeast finish. Very clean flavors, finish is

Mouthfeel: A little lighter than medium yet packs considerable carbonation and an aggressive hop profile and Belgian spice. In other words, it's very drinkable but has huge flavors.

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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Jaded straw color. Big, fluffed head, even for a 2 oz. sample in a plastic cup. The body is hazy but it still manages to glow.

S-Interesting nose. The yeast, in accordance with the chipper malt unique hoppiness makes for a nice scent. The veggies are a mixture of Euro noble hops and intricate, bold U.S. varieties if I were to guess.

T-Hoppy and multifaceted. Yeasty and spicy with a great, airy, sweetened cracker malt. The hops are neat. Pineapple hops, citrus with a certain tangy element, and some grass. Pretty cool.

M-Drinks easy. Maybe a bit too aggressive on the carbonation. Slick feel. A bit resinous and moderately bitter.

O/D-It had some great elements but for some reason I wasn't very enamored with it. There was a ton to enjoy here but I oddly didn't find myself enjoying it as a whole.

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Photo of bcheng
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Crabbicuss
4.99/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While I had the opportunity to try this the first time it was brewed this review is from the SECOND batch made. Poured from a growler (purchased 6-1 at the brewery) into a Kuhnhenn goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful golden straw color with an opaque hue which illuminates the body. Initial results from the pour display a lofty head with nice patchy lacing clinging to the walls of the goblet. As the head dissipates a nice half finger milky cap resides, gently fed by streaming micro carbonation immersing from the bottom of the glass.

S - This is where the experience begins. The aroma constitutes a strong bready presence (sour dough, peppery with spice) which is followed by an effervescent emission of lemon grass, grapefruit and a slight hint of tropic sweetness summoning mango or semi ripe pineapple possibly apricot.

T - Up front there is an introduction of doughy malt immediately superseded by a nice acidic blast of hop tannins, citra maybe simcoe. The finish envelops a semi sweet accolade slightly spiced encompassing the back of the palate which invites another sip to solve the query. There's a wide range of flavors inundating my taste buds which displays a most acute precision regarding ingredient balance and exact brewing thus commandeering my curiosity and desire to resample this beer again and again.

M - While it's my opinion that the mouth feel is more light than medium there is a very complex transition which lathers the back of the palate upon finish. Though the sip is carbonous and sprightly it infuses tremendous flavor profiles which envelop and capture the pure experience of tasting this beer.

O - I find this particular beer to be traditional yet brash with a harmonious "Union" between two very contrasting styles. This Saisson with an American IPA alchemy forges a solid and collusive style which embodies techniques ranging between these days and yesteryear. I'm not sure if DC Brau will make this again but personally would love to see this appear as a rotating offering if not a year round staple. FYI, if you have the opportunity to try this I would highly recommend you bogart the chance, Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of nmann08
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow, very active white head. High carbonation with alot of bubbles

Smells like a grapefruit, lots of citrus and piney hops. It blends well with the farmhouse funk smell.

Tastes exactly like it smells. Grapefruit hits you first, exploding on your tongue. Followed by the pine. This is a very unique beer.

The mouthfeel is good. Very bubbly, similar to champagne. No alcohol taste and its extremely refreshing.

Overall, this beer is amazing and I hope they can it soon.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Yonder Cities from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95.2% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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