Yonder Cities | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by blackie on 03-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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9
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3
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ppoitras
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Aliza!

First stein pours with a 1 1/2" off-white head over the cloudy golden brew. Head holds on and on, with sporadic chunky lacing. Aroma is pine and spicy yeast.

Taste starts sweet and lightly tart, soft in the middle, with a moderate bitter close. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with drinkability is oh-so easy. Glad I have a growler of this one...

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Chaney
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler on 4/6/13 from the brewery.

Served in a DC Brau tulip because because I live here and it was easy for me to get. If you want to fight about it, send me a Beermail and we'll set up a time and place.

A: Looked like a Witbier injected with orange steroids. Very murky, bubbly, and with a huge pillowy white head that left its mark on the glass as I siphoned it.

S: Whoa.... Like a spruce tree. The Belgian yeast blended very well with the citrus and farmhouse-y funk. Truly inviting.

T: What the hell is this? It's unlike anything I've ever tried. It had the hop profile of a West Coast IPA, the earthy, dankness of a Belgian Saison, and the citrus component of freshly squeeze Florida orange juice.

M: Spritzy and bubbly, like a fine champagne and with the glass lacing of a true champ.

O: This is the 2nd best beer that DC Brau makes. Please make more!

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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler on 4/6/13 from the DC Brau Brewery

A - a very hazy bright yellow body accompanied by a half finger of bright white head that disappeared rather quickly. Looks like a Saison IPA hybrid.

S - Pungent pine and grapefruit right up front. Very dank hop aroma and some background funk similar to a Saison.

T - Grapefruit followed by pine up front. Finishes with the funky spice character found on the nose.

M - medium to light body. No presence of alcohol on the mouthfeel. Crisp with a "wet" mouthfeel. A great beer to enjoy on a spring day.

O - I hope they bring this beer back later on down the road. Very very unique IPA that seems fitting for a spring/summer day. It is a shame that today was the last day they will have Yonder Cities available for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is easily DC Braus second best beer, it is really refreshing and has plenty of hops. It falls more in the unfiltered/farmhouse IPA-saison category for me over Belgian ipa since it doesn't have that distinct Belgian yeast taste or feel to it for my palate, but has an earthy and herbal hoppiness to it that is quite nice.

The color is really nice, very hazy orange tinged golden color with a decent white fluffy head and some lacing. Very nice look.

The smell is awesome, it is very bright and hoppy right out of the glass, no subtlety here. Grassy and citrus tinged hops dominate, it reminds me very much of a west coast ipa in its earthy hoppiness with just enough honey soaked malt to give it some foundation.

The flavor is great as well, it has a hefty biscuity malt backbone added to the plant heavy hop flavors that aren't as dominant as the aroma but definitely still slightly bitter and bright, especially present in the aftertaste which is quite nicely dry and clean. The feel has nice body which makes me think unfiltered ipa. Some citrus in the flavor with just a touch of orange rind and lemon grass. I also get some banana as the beer warms up. A 'spicy' feel with nice carbonation.

Overall a very fine beer, it's really really nice and deserves its great rating so far.

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4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a golden, almost pilsner color with a white fluffy head. Head falls to a small ring for the duration of drinking. Nice and light colored. Great lacing.

Aroma: Holy s**t! I love citrus and this is just about as citrusy at it gets. The Simcoe and Citra interact perfectly with the saison yeast. Big notes of grapefruit, apricot, some tangerine. Super juicy. Lots of estery, peppery yeast character with a bit of sulfur. Incredible smelling.

Taste: Great flavor as well. Moderately bitter with nice semi-sweet citrus tones. Nice spicy yeast character. Long, hoppy, juicy finish that dries out but lingers. A touch of funkiness with the saison yeast. Very light malt presence. The hops and yeast are the stars here.

Mouthfeel: Light and lively on the palate. Medium bodied. Very easy drinking. Bitterness builds on the finish and balances everything out nicely.

Overall: DC Brau now has two beers that I'd put up against anything. This won't get the recognition of OTWOA as it's not a style that everyone likes. But in my opinion this is every bit as good. Incredible stuff.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a nonic pint glass at Meridian Pint. Originally had samples of this on Armageddon release day and was really impressed and needed to make a mental note to revisit this one. From notes.

A cloudy but orb glowing murky yellow, with lots of green hues all throughout the glass. The brew is topped with a half finger of head that is exceptionally creamy looking and bright white.

The nose absolutely rips of fresh fleshy grapefruit hop profile. Sticky yeasty mild funk farmhouse a tad, and a good hint of sweet milky cream. Hints of pepper and spices also. It's a really nice balance, but the grapefruit really takes off.

Palate brings all the goodness hinted on the nose. This really tastes like a perfect grapefruit hop beverage. Literally fresh squeezed in the morning. Quenching juicy hop palate with a hint of wet, and mild powdery funk sense. The hop angle brings out even hints of mango, and even manages to finish crisp with some dense malts, and peppery spice.

Overall this is just a great new creation from these guys, this one really shocked me I was not expecting it to be this good, but it is.

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brewery filled growler. Hazed gold with a billowy bright-white head. Retains with a rich foaminess that soaps the sides of the glass with sticky swathes of lacing. The aroma blows up in the nose, with a robust mix of fresh floral, light pine and ripe tropical fruit flavors that include pineapple, mango, apricot and grapefruit. Sweet malt doughiness sits along the back while an earthy spiciness works in perfectly with those hop flavors. This just has a fresh hoppy power to it in the nose that kicks ass! The taste is just as good, with zesty grapefruit bitterness and a smack of tart lemon flavor. Ripe and sticky tropical fruit from the nose are all present and seem to be emboldened by the earthy and spicy esters of the Saison yeast. Neutral malts add a slightly sweet underpinning to the festivities. The finish is dry with an earthy pithiness and lingering spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick easy creaminess that glides effortlessly across the palate. There’s a touch of light warmth here but this is overall very smooth and drinkable for a 7% beer. Wow! I’ve had some good beers from D.C. Brau and this collaboration with Union Brewing is right up there! It’s about as perfect of a marriage between an IPA and Saison as you’re going to find and I can’t recommend it enough if you see it around on tap. Well done!

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Yonder Cities from DC Brau Brewing Co.
4.32 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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