The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Reviews by corby112:
3.01/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange with banana yellow edges and a half finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Floral, slightly earthy aroma with subtle grassy hops, bready yeast, pale malt and faint light fruit notes. Pretty bland with some piney hops, bread, biscuit, peppery spice, apple and pear.
On the fuller end of medium body with tight carbonation, earthy hops and a prominent peppery spice presence that lingers over the bready yeast, pale malt and light fruit notes into a dry finish. Thankfully this beer tastes more interesting than it smells but the yeast presence is a bit too strong for my preference and it feels more like a wheat/witbier than anything else. Some zesty coriander and grassy, piney hops followed by sourdough bread, bubblegum and lemon zest. Slightly tart and somewhat refreshing but a bit watered down and pedestrian. As it warms, the ester-y light fruit notes start to show with hints of apple, pear and raisin. Still, this beer isn't very complex or interesting. Not bad by any means, but it just doesn't stand out. I'm glad that I only bought a single can.
Serving type: can
12-17-2013 05:07:28 | More by corby112
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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