The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SpeedwayJim:
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
64oz growler into a Westvleteren Chalice. Reviewed from notes.
Pours .5 finger foamy white head with poor retention. Beer is semi-clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse. Oily and thin legs. Average.
Nose is clove, Belgian yeast, candied sugar and tropical fruit. Moderately aromatic. Decent.
Opens sweet and sweet throughout. Notes of clove, coriander and other spices, cane sugar, Belgian yeast, citrus and pineapple sweetness and just a hint of lemon. Sweet and yeasty finish with a touch of yeasty bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoyable.
Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth with some bubbles and goes down quenching. Clean finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable for a 7% beer.
A decent beer all the way around. That this is a flagship for DC Brau says a lot about the brewery. Worth trying and a real sessionable beer despite the rather high abv.
Serving type: growler
12-31-2012 03:23:15 | More by SpeedwayJim
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Surprised to find something this good in a can!
The malt sweetness and yeast hits right away. A little bit of honey and citrus aroma. Heavy but went down easily despite the 7% ABV. Mouthfeel a bit "sticky" for lack of a better word. Could have used a tiny bit more hopping for balance - I expect any Belgian-style to emphasize the malt and yeast more than the hops, but it was almost *too* sweet. I'd still buy it again, though.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 02:16:32 | More by UPMD_Bill
3.8/5 rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 06-24-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Purchased: Received in a trade
A: Cloudy, honey colored beer, capped with a finger of offwhite head. Lacing is good and retention is fair.
S: Smells are a pleasing combination of sweet, bready malts, earthy tones, rich fruits and typical Belgian yeast aromatics.
T: The taste starts out with sweetness from the malts and fruits, and then has elements of spices from the hops and some woody qualities. Bitterness is very low.
M: Body is thick, with a finish that has sweetness of ripened fruits and malts.
O: Overall a very good Belgian pale.
Thanks go to Treyliff for this trade!
Serving type: can
06-26-2014 03:24:23 | More by sommersb
3.51/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dirty blonde color with little to no sediment. The beer is cloudy and unfiltered. The aroma full of Belgian candi sugar, bubblegum and clean alcohol. In the taste, brown sugar, candi sugar, wild flower honey and a fruity Belgian yeast kick. A little bubblegum is there in the flavor too. Medium bodied, medium high carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian pale in a can.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2014 01:11:06 | More by Stinkypuss
3.25/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Base of the can reads, "KISS ME 04/08/2014".
A: Cloudy, honey-colored body. Half a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and leaves little lacing.
S: Fruity yeast. Tropical fruit, apple, peach. Candi sugar. Light spice with some cardamom and coriander. Sweet bread.
T: A vague, rounded spice opens with a subdued sweetness. Mild hop bitterness builds to a semi-dry finish. There is an off-putting corn element and the unshakable essence of garlic. Alcohol consistent with the ABV. A light tartness lingers.
M: Low to moderate carbonation with a moderate body. A bit oily, but smooth.
O: I started off really liking the nose on this one, but the off-flavors kinda killed for me in the end. I've given this one multiple spins on multiple days, but I can't get past the garlicky, organophosphate thing happening.
Serving type: can
06-22-2014 03:35:53 | More by fourstringer
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.