The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

372 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz can poured into a DC Brau Can Glass.

The beer pours a golden corn color, very hazy with lots of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Atop the beer rests a lovely, soapy, white head, about 2 fingers high that has fantastic retention and leaves some spotted lacing behind. The aroma is heavy on banana, more banana, and some more after that. Yeasty clove and spicey hop are noticeable with lots of pale grain sweetness. The amount of banana is a bit off putting and really masks the rest of the aromas. The flavors aren't much different, lots of banana, clove, belgian yeast, a bit of an unpleasant saltiness, alcohol, pale grain, earthy hop spice, sugary sweetness at the finish. The nose was a mess and the flavors are just as messy and poorly put together. The body is thin, a bit watery, lacking lively carbonation, coats the mouth moderately well and has a soft, creamy finish.

Verdict: A pretty poor attempt at a Belgian Pale Ale from DC Brau. It has bad balance, lots of unpleasantries, and has few redeeming qualities. While I enjoy their hoppy beers, I might be staying away from their Belgian beers until further notice.

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3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden yellow with nearly 2 fingers of white head. Solid retention and very strong lacing. 4.25

S - lots of sweet belgian yeasty candy.  Slightly funky tartness

T - semi sour, a bit of a weak hop character but the sugaryness and sour qualities as very pleasant.

M - Lightish bodied, fatigues the back of my jaw a bit.

O - Taste is not at all what I expected but I dig the sourness

The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.