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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

327 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
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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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%

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.

12-17-2013 05:07:28 | More by corby112
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-14-2013 04:06:41 | More by Brushkanna
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blue-dream

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-09-2013 19:02:11 | More by blue-dream
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-02-2013 02:01:53 | More by tgatort
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-17-2013 21:45:21 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-11-2013 13:38:50 | More by jwat
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-10-2013 23:19:59 | More by kristougher
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Bustersuess

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-10-2013 16:13:55 | More by Bustersuess
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-28-2013 14:20:55 | More by drummermattie02
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-27-2013 17:38:30 | More by Morockm
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laxer8811

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-19-2013 02:17:57 | More by Wowcoolman
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-17-2013 23:01:44 | More by Zimm
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-17-2013 21:55:05 | More by Moses_Malone
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kasubot

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-17-2013 19:33:24 | More by kasubot
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

10-17-2013 14:12:53 | More by polopaul20
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-17-2013 04:42:42 | More by Mattyb79
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev +2%

A- Orange body with some amber highlights. A slight haze to the body that prevents crystal-clear transparency, but enough for light to come through. Head is thin and frothy, with a cream color to it.

S- Banana, clove, herbal hops, toast, bready malt.

T- Taste has a pretty diverse mix of flavors to it. The yeast comes in first with some peppery notes, the big toasted malt bill provides lots of breadiness, with banana flavors sneaking in towards the end. Slight mix of herbal hops in the, with a hint of citrus as well.

M- Crisp, medium-full bodied, sticky lingering aftertaste. Finishes dry.

O- The yeast and the malt dominate this one. It's very different than almost all of the BPAs I have had, but not necessarily in a bad way. It's just different. I probably would not get it again, but I didn't hate it.

10-15-2013 23:37:52 | More by stephenjmoore
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erogers

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-15-2013 02:47:32 | More by erogers
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-13-2013 13:14:57 | More by robwestcott
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.