RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The Public is a delicious easy drinking pale ale made from a simple recipe of quality grain and top notch American hops. Tawny hues of caramel and amber are a trademark of the Public ale as well as a delicious spruce crispness resulting from a beautiful abundance of hops! Truly an American style ale for the public.

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Christos (5889) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
(DC Brau The Public) Can 355 ml from trade with vipinvelp, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 6% Dark orange colour on the body,almost light amber, tall and thick off-white head, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, light citrus, cookie dough, light orange peel. light perfume. Tasty, with some light malts and then hops, biscuit, orange zest, some light pine on the finish, quite bitter aftertaste with long duration. Medium thin body with a biting carbonation and satisfying dryness on the palate. Very good!

rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
12 oz can. Canned on 09/09/14. (Chevy Chase Liquor) Washington, DC.
Clear amber colour with a small frothy off-white head. Fresh hop cone aroma with some caramel malty sweetness. The flavour is a bit dark hopped with piney and resiny notes, mild bitterness and sweet caramel maltiness. A bit thin.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
[email protected] Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is apricot, sweet malts, mild grapes and some toffeeish notes. Flavour is fruity, nectary, floral and grassy along with some sweet malts as well.

flying_pig (1647) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
355ml Can from Virginia, USA as a gift:
Hoppy with some pine & tropical fruits, there is some strong citrus too & lots of bitterness. Grapefruit, orange & lemon zest come through with faint malts & caramel.
Hazy, red tinged amber with a 1.5cm, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly reduces to a fine lacing with some build up on the sides.
Bitter with plenty of grapefruit, resinous pine & tropical fruits. There’s some citrus before some pale malts come through. The hops definitely come through most with this one & it’s quite refreshing.
Very bitter with a medium body, maybe a touch lighter. Carbonation is good & it’s quite dry, particularly at the end. I enjoyed the balance here & there was just the faintest touch of alcohol but it’s a very drinkable beer.

Not a bad first beer from Washington DC, this one was very enjoyable without going down as a classic. The taste and smell were certainly hop filled & well balanced with the pine and tropical flavours offset by the pale, sweet malts which could have been stronger but were pleasant ones nonetheless.

AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Can from Drake - thanks Dan for the throw-in, hitting a DC brew for me! Pours orangey amber with an off-white head leaving spongy lace. Aroma has citrus, caramel and pine, with some woodiness. Orange juice, light pineapple, a huge caramel malty back-end and some earth/wood bring the flavor. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes more sweet than bitter. Solid, tasty, pale. 13.9

Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Hazy copper color with white head. Pleasant pine aroma. Nice balanced caramel malt and citrus pine hoppyness. This is a great pale.

SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
[email protected] SBWF 2014: rätt fräsch, tydlig humle, fin bitterhet men lite för enkel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Can at SBWF2014. Hazy amber color, small white head. Pale malty, leafy aroma. Light-bodied. A bit sweet front: fruits and some candy. Pale malty. Short piney nose. Balanced.

olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Refreshing and hoppy summer beer.

omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Canned at SBWF. Hazy pale amber, small head. Dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Laid back with bready malt and grapefruity hops. Mid bitter finish. well made.

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