The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
2.78/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy amber color with some notable yeast sediment falling to the bottom of the glass. The white-colored head forms a uniform height of one finger, and fades pretty rapidly to a thin film. Lacing is very sparse.
S: Rather buttery and even a bit corn-like. Maybe I can find a touch of fruity esters with proper concentration, but the Belgian yeast qualities are just too hard to find. There seems to be a bit of hoppiness, though, which is good. Quite the disappointing aroma otherwise.
T: Good news is, there is a touch of Belgian yeast on the finish, giving it a (much needed) crisp touch, and some welcome notes of apple, white grape, and pear - but also gives a faint soapiness. Yikes. All told, this seems rather disjointed, as if the yeast and the bready malts are battling each other, rather then melding like a good BPA should.
M: This is the best part of the brew. It features a creamy texture, and is nicely clean/dry on the back end without over-exposing any of the less-than-great flavors. In spite of its slight syrupiness and medium-heavy body, it's pretty drinkable.
O: Not great, unfortunately. There's little here to make me want to come back for seconds. All this does is confirm my skepticism toward canned Belgian-style ales - without bottle conditioning, what do you have? Not much, really.
Serving type: can
06-14-2013 19:57:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I went to the brewery this past weekend and got a sample of The Citizen. I actually liked this a bit more than the rest of the guys I was with.
Poured a hazy and cloudy golden yellowish color with little lacing.
The smell did not really remind me of the typical Belgian yeast. It was more like buttered biscuits mixed with a fruity sweetness enjoyed this as there seem to be a bit of a hop presence in the smell also.
The sugary and sour qualities stood out in this, especially in the finish. A bit of banana and clove and pale malt. Actually it sort of reminded me of a wheat beer.
Slight tart as when the beer started to warm, the fruit came out. Creamy mouthfeel.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2014 02:54:33 | More by WheelsPSU
3.46/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a clear goldenstraw with a marshmallow foam head that leaves a few dots behind
Smell: Somewhat phenolic, with band-aids, bread, peppercorn and spice
Taste: Bread and band-aids, with a growing green peppercorn character; there is a build-up of sugary malt in the middle, along with the arrival of bittering hops, but the overall impact is unbalanced
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I have been impressed with DC's IPAs but this one is a miss
Thanks, Dave_Treat, for the opportunity
Serving type: can
02-16-2014 00:13:44 | More by brentk56
3.29/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Yay craft beer cans. Thanks to kasubot (Reddit) for this one. No date though. Kasubot told me it was canned 12/28/13, and could be a bad batch, so I'll have to come back to this one if possible.
Pours a mild bubbly slight fizzy head that hits almost 1 finger and fades fairly quickly, no lacing though, very hazy carrot orange reddish colored beer.
Nose brings grainy toasty malts, a bit of a toasty wheat like, mild grassy straw like malts, mild citrusy aroma with a little juicy fruit, hint of a pick grapefruit spritz and bitter rind, bit of a candy like malt, mild ester profile with the fruity aromas, bit cracker, bit of hint of eucalyptus like oil.
Taste starts with more cracker malts, a little grainy toasty wheat like, mild sweet caramel and candy like malt, little creamy and bit of a grassy straw character. Then esters, lots of esters, bit fruity, that mild eucalyptus like oil again. A mild bitterness from mild hops, touch minty grassy hop with a little earthy herbal character, nothing too crazy. Finish is dry but sticky, hint of booze warmth, little oily feel, mild earthy herbal like hops, candy malts lingering.
Mouth is med bod, lighter carb, little syrupy.
Overall Meh, syrupy candy malts, hops are not great, ester profile swings too far, just all around not so good.
Serving type: can
02-05-2014 02:23:13 | More by jlindros
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
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