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The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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The CitizenThe Citizen

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BA SCORE
80
good

310 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Citizen Belgian Ale is inspired by the timeless Tripel style ales of Belgium. Using a traditional high gravity "Abbey" yeast strain that encourages the production of highly palatable ethanol notes supported by Aromatic and "The Citizen" also exhibits the noble hop spiciness that is common to most Belgian Ales. Reigning in at 7.0% ABV this is the Brau's strongest offering in our flagship portfolio. Become a Citizen of the world, one sip at a time!

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 07-13-2011)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-13-2014 01:30:01 | More by jnardone235
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-12-2014 19:47:16 | More by J_Barrett
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-10-2014 02:31:13 | More by firedwarftj
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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-08-2014 04:08:00 | More by DoubleJ
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-03-2014 21:39:43 | More by mcsauter82
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ick. Oh no they didn't.

Pours an odd amber hue that is mildly fogged. Soapy nose. Really soapy flavor profile. Candy sweetness which is just not pleasant. I don't like this beer. I don't like it at all.

Too bad I have to end my DC Brau sampling on this one. I'd rather have passed.

Serving type: can

01-01-2014 06:28:25 | More by RblWthACoz
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-29-2013 17:57:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-28-2013 00:10:22 | More by qcbrewer
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-25-2013 20:49:56 | More by brauseboof
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-24-2013 01:41:29 | More by mhaugo
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-14-2013 04:18:59 | More by djrn2
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-02-2013 02:01:53 | More by tgatort
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-24-2013 20:38:08 | More by VictorFranco
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-11-2013 13:38:50 | More by jwat
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-27-2013 17:38:30 | More by Morockm
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-25-2013 21:38:49 | More by laxer8811
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-19-2013 20:51:33 | More by Soto
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-19-2013 02:17:57 | More by Wowcoolman
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.