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The Citizen - Cismontane Brewing Company

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The Citizen
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85
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
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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marqoid

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-09-2013 20:59:30 | More by marqoid
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evbro

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-13-2014 22:26:30 | More by evbro
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hopsputin

California

3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: golden amber straw color - very clear. 2 finger frothy head that dies down pretty quickly

s: sweet clean caramel malts, some yellow grains, straw, and a hint of berries

t: follows the nose pretty closely. immediately there is an abundance of sweet caramel, bready dough, some of that earthy straw. at the end of the mouth there is a faint bitterness - rom something like an earthy tea bag

m: its a medium mouthfeel - a little fuller than i expected. there is a small amount of carbonation, but not much

o: its a sweet and rich beer that has just enough bitterness to cut it. a good beer to drink and enjoy without having to think too much

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 20:48:03 | More by hopsputin
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +5%

07-08-2014 15:31:21 | More by GClarkage
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +5%

05-18-2014 05:56:26 | More by mhaugo
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-14-2014 23:35:43 | More by bostonryan
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Buick222

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

01-20-2014 16:18:28 | More by Buick222
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KindbrewCali

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-13-2014 22:18:58 | More by KindbrewCali
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California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

12-09-2013 19:49:30 | More by Justinnitsuj
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-27-2013 06:50:02 | More by ste5venla
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep burnt orange colour, a bit flat. Head is just a film of cloudy off-white. Looks like a beer. Congrats.

Smells fruity, with tropical notes. Passion, paw-paw, banana and some exotic spice. Pepper, Szechuan even maybe, some vanilla and peach. Intriguing.

Taste is more pedestrian. Bit of peach fruit, some notes of banana, apricot and some hop on the back. Pretty dry, though, and not bursting with flavour. I like the subtlety, it adds to drinkability but it seems like a lot of other beers without much special or unique to recommend it.

Bit of body, but no texture. Bit bland to be honest.

Nice enough flavours, could definitely drink all night. But just doesn't interest me that much.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 04:23:17 | More by laituegonflable
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-27-2013 01:15:29 | More by hayesjw
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Booner818

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-17-2013 06:57:54 | More by Booner818
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-15-2013 04:11:16 | More by Smarty_Pints
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aquazr1

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-12-2013 00:50:25 | More by aquazr1
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jonbonfon

California

4/5  rDev +5%

10-05-2013 20:48:35 | More by jonbonfon
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle purchased from Whole Foods Los Altos, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.

Pours a slightly hazed amber hue with a frothy crest of brittle white that settles to a pack of pocked pancake bubbles.

Nose is pretty bland. Slightly weedy vegetative character above a neutral malt sweetness that gives some rounded characters to the aroma. Mostly though, it's par for the course, even if it's not actively dull.

Caramel on the palate, with a slightly salty edge, giving it some pleasant savoury overtones. A hint of copper comes through, with a slight peppery back palate that it mostly lost in a wash of apathetic malt. I don't have a lot to say about the beer just because it doesn't have a lot to say about itself.

Feel is smooth enough, but slightly gassy. It's decent without being anything beyond that.

I found this beer to be exceptionally lacking in style or imagination. It's not even particularly well crafted for what it is. I'd say that it feels by-the-numbers, but I think it even falls short of that. I was pretty unimpressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:59:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
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JMM0414

California

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Lucnifter

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-28-2013 22:31:17 | More by Lucnifter
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ebrifan

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2013 06:51:30 | More by ebrifan
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Chaz33187

California

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

?A- yellowy amber
S- slight yeasty smell
T- full balanced taste with friendly malts, hoppy aromas in your mouth and a straight sugar aftertaste
M- very thin, drinkable feel
O- balanced and smooth- great if you aren't sure whether you want a pale ale or sweet lager

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 06:43:03 | More by Chaz33187
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-27-2013 13:55:30 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-26-2013 23:06:52 | More by Texasfan549
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OB1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

06-18-2013 23:49:10 | More by OB1
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lsummers

California

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright golden orange with a frothy two finger bone white head. Smells fantastic, creamy slightly earthy almond like malts with hints of the grassy, piney hops.

Taste is crisp and refreshing with notes of creamy nuttyness and caramel malts. Hops are more in the backend with some piney, herbal notes. Hint of banana/pear/clove.

Mouthfeel is good, it's light and crisp on the tongue. Hint of viscosity could help at the end of the taste.

Overall this is a definite favorite of the style. I have had this before and will probably have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 18:43:41 | More by lsummers
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The Citizen from Cismontane Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.