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DC Brau Heurich’s Lager
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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According to William E. Kelley’s Brewing in Maryland, Heurich "had often said his ambition was to produce a fine light beer, and claimed his beer, and that of other American breweries, was as good as any produced in Germany, with an exception, however, which he admitted, of the Pilsener beer made in Czechoslovakia." Under the guidance of Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall, the DC Brau beer is both a recreation of the pre-prohibition product brewed by Christian Heurich Brewing Company and a nod to the lager beer Heurich enjoyed in Bavaria, Bohemia, and Vienna. The result is a balanced, golden elixir, a delicious beer and a fitting homage to Christian Heurich’s lager.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear pale yellow color, bright white head. Aroma of floral straw, subtle black pepper. Taste is floral, fruity, mildly bitter. Very light and easy to drink for a 7%er. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4635) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at Churchkey for a Bells tap takeover event. Aroma and flavor is slight malty fruits. Flavor had some corn flake cereal notes, very light malty notes. Sweetness. It’s not the best beer I’ve ever had, but If this is accurate to the original beer produced by Heurich as they say, the loss of this beer was a crushing blow to DC when they had to shut down because of Prohibition and then their eventual final closure in the 50s.

I’d buy this lager if DC Brau started mass producing it. On an unrelated note, as I write this review I’m staring at two empty bottles sitting on my shelf of The Olde Heurich Brewing’s Foggy Bottom beer which was discontinued back in 2006.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Draft. Large white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, corn, some bread, light wheat/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, corn, some spicy/rye, light orange, alcohol. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow with some foamy, white head. Grassy nose, lemon, bread, chive, straw. Flavor is malty and sweet, bread, crackers, lemon, straw, grass, a little corn. Clean finish. Very nice.


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