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The Citizen - Cismontane Brewing Company

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The Citizen
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85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beagle75 on 12-21-2010)
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beagle75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a tulip pint glass.

A: Hazy, light amber color with one finger of fine eggshell-colored foam head. A ring of heavy lacing remains around the top of the glass.

S: Grainy and acidic, with mild but bright grassy hops and lemon citrus notes.

T: Begins off-dry, almost sweet, with toasty pale malt, fruity esters, and hop aromatics that taste of lime peel and fresh green grass. Flavors dry out somewhat in the middle, with dry hay emerging and lime peel persisting. The finish is only mildly bitter, with a mineral snap.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, initially wet on the palate but leaving a sticky residue, with low carbonation.

D: A beer of substance that represents a style characterized by balance, this new offering from Cismontane may be their best production beer yet. Its English sensory qualities are no surprise coming from this brewery, making for a versatile, easy-drinking beer that equates well to a pale ale.

Serving type: growler

12-21-2010 17:15:47 | More by beagle75
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s: sweet clean caramel malts, some yellow grains, straw, and a hint of berries

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The Citizen from Cismontane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.