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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
D.C. United, in collaboration with DC Brau Brewing Company, LLC, announced that their limited-edition beer has been named “The Tradition.” Out of 534 entries in the “Brand the Brew” contest, Donald Wine II’s submission* reigned supreme, with midfielder Chris Pontius, defender Ethan White and defender Dejan Jakovic ultimately choosing the name for Washington, D.C.’s first-ever team-specific brew. While harkening back to the Black-and-Red’s rich history in MLS, “The Tradition” also tips its hat to DC Brau’s customary naming scheme of its beers, which includes “The Public,” “The Citizen” and “The Corruption.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1112) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2014
12oz can. Hazy golden color with white head. Wheat and citrus aroma. Slightly bitter aftertaste. It’s alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5968) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 oz can poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Canned on 9/29/2014. Hazy straw yellow with a no more than a finger of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, a little hay, light herbs and spices. Pretty light aroma. Tastes of citrus, wheat, light herbs and spices, light hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid, could see myself knocking back a few if I were at a game.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
12 oz can. (Chevy Chase Liquor) Washington, DC.
Slightly cloudy pale golden colour with a tiny white head. The aroma is... weak... maybe some mild sweet maltiness. The flavour is also quite weak with mild hops, mild bitterness, some honey and some sweetish malt. Quite useless drink, maybe it’s good for the athletes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5676) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Very hazy golden coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of grass, yeast, wort and a bit of light sugars - nothing pungent here though. Light-bodied; Strong bitterness from the malt that fades quickly and shows a dry herbal and spicey character, some light sugars and a bit of a honey and floral finish. Aftertaste is fairly simplistic with just light malt and a bit of sugars coming through, but nothing assertive nor offensive - which is a good thing. Overall, a nice and relatively light beer with some decent flavours and a smooth finish. Nice to sample and a decent beer to have while supporting the local football team here. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Falls Church (Tyson’s Corner) on 19-September-2014 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 25-October-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Yellow color with a large head. Light floral aroma. Honey and grainy flavor with a soft hit of hips on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Draft. Medium white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, peach, light cantaloupe, strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, cantaloupe, some bread, strawberry, light peach, earthy. Light body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Can at home. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt with light earthy and spicy hops and a light pear ester note. Flavor is sweet corn and Pils malt with light earthy hops and bitterness, clean and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Can. Gold color. Light palate, hardly any flavor or aroma. Not bitter at all, some very light honey flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Serving: Can from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a light gold color with a thin white head. The nose is malt forward with notes of bread, light honey, and a little citrus zest. The flavor is a bit sweet with those same malt notes from the nose. Finishes with a light citrus bitterness. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Can shared by CLevar - thanks! Honey and slightly bready nose. Cool nose and a very different taste. Watery, hoppy in the finish.

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