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The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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The CitizenThe Citizen

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338 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Johnny_Muir, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

IdrinkGas, Jan 21, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a stemmed pokal glass.

Golden orange with 2 fingers of light tan head. Slightly hazy with decent head retention and low carbonation.

Banana bread, orange juicy, caramel and touches of cherry.

Banana bread smothered in caramel. Nuances of orange juice and strawberries. Notes of biscuit with hints of cherry.

Medium bodied, smooth and silky.

A very smooth BPA with tons of banana action.

justintcoons, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

jnardone235, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

J_Barrett, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14%

firedwarftj, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

DoubleJ, Jan 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

mcsauter82, Jan 03, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

oriolesfan4, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

qcbrewer, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

brauseboof, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mhaugo, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.01/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

corby112, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

djrn2, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Brushkanna, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

blue-dream, Dec 09, 2013
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tgatort, Dec 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

VictorFranco, Nov 24, 2013
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IrishGermanAmerican, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jwat, Nov 11, 2013
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kristougher, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

drummermattie02, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Morockm, Oct 27, 2013
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.