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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: 20 | 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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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

11-10-2012 18:51:19 | More by olafphysics
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-09-2012 05:00:00 | More by stortore
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raznug

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance: This pale pours a hazy orange color and is topped with a flurry of big white bubbles that leave quicker than they showed up.
Smell: The citizen is a rather clean smelling Belgian a good malt aroma that is backed with just the slightest hints of yeast.
Taste: The flavor is clean like the aroma and has the slightest amount of yeasty flavors like most Belgian do but this is a very easy drinking beer that goes down smooth but leaves a good after taste.
Mouthfeel: It is a bit on the thin side but the after taste hangs around very nicely well into the next drink and beyond.

11-03-2012 14:56:31 | More by raznug
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flexabull

California

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%

Can courtesy of joshdykema, thanks again!

Pours a cloudy light gold color with a pretty nice white head.

Aromas are lemon zest, sugar, and bread dough.

Taste is simple and straight forward, but pretty nice. Light creamy sweetness up front, slightly bready, with hint of lemon citrus. Finish is dry, crisp, and clean, with just a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full, and soft, with pretty good carbonation.

Overall a pretty mellow but enjoyable little beer. I honestly have no idea what style they were shooting for, maybe some sort of Belgian Wit? Whatever it is, it turned out pretty good.

11-02-2012 03:49:14 | More by flexabull
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BubblesInMyBeer

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-01-2012 20:51:19 | More by BubblesInMyBeer
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

12oz can into a Brau tulip glass. Actually my favorite looking can from the Brau lineup.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin-ish one finger white head. Low retention and no lacing.

Aroma: Nice, fruity estery aroma. Green apple and pear and a little banana combine with Belgian yeast and hints of floral hops.

Taste: This beer could walk the line of a trippel with it's strong fruity and estery flavors. It's a bit sweeter. Once again, apple banana and pear flavors come to mind. Soft sweet malts and belgian yeast work with a light floral hop bite towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium. It's a little thin but... it kinda should be. The carbonation level is a little high but this is an easy drinker. It's kinda crazy this beer clocks in at 7%. You would never know it.

10-29-2012 23:18:13 | More by nimrod979
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-29-2012 13:52:12 | More by ROGUE16
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stickboy1125

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

10-19-2012 12:48:58 | More by stickboy1125
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Steimie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-16-2012 20:51:52 | More by Steimie
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-14-2012 15:57:41 | More by HumanParaquat
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-08-2012 01:02:48 | More by PoolFishGolf
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-07-2012 02:03:39 | More by ncaudle
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-05-2012 14:32:41 | More by Lob
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glitchedmind

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-29-2012 06:18:53 | More by glitchedmind
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Myst

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

09-27-2012 00:05:32 | More by Myst
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

DC Brau The Citizen is a tasty Belgian pale with notes of unripe fruit. It's very tasty and reminds me of white wine in some ways. It is not like your usual Belgian pale.

A: Cloudy yellow colour with an excellent 2 cm head and good carbonation. 4.5

S: Belgian yeast and the strong aroma of banana ester. 4

T: Malty with some slightly-sour flavours of unripe fruit. There is some sweetness there but it's not overdone. Quite nice, reminds me of white wine. Not like the style it claims to be though, really.. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 3.5

09-25-2012 03:43:02 | More by vandemonian
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-12-2012 01:05:11 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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FosterJM

California

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

1474th Review on BA
Can to goblet
12oz

No canning date

Thanks to my brother in law for the state tick

App- A bellini looking hazy orange and yellow. Small 1/2 " head. No cling or lace down the glass which was a bit suprising.

Smell- When you first take a whiff it has tripel notes mixed with a pale malt than expected. A little hoppy and a little sweet. Creamy dessert notes of whip cream come wofting up.

Taste- I really wanted to like this more. Its above average, hence the 4 but it's just okay. Creamy hops and malts are semi balanced between a pale ale and triple flavor with a little sweetness.

Mouth- A thinner medium body with a creamy flavor behind it. A solid medium carbonation with a residual triple pepper malty flavor with touches of that whip cream from the nose.

Drink- I thought I would enjoy this more. I was thinking it would be a canned Stone Belgiuqe. It was tasty but wasnt blown away. Hopefully the other two I have are a bit more wowing.

08-27-2012 20:44:59 | More by FosterJM
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dontpanic5


3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

It pours with a white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a murky golden body. I can smell spicy hops in the nose, and something in the smell is reminding me of wine. The beer is strongly carbonated, a little too much. I'm new to Belgian pale ales, so the taste is unique to me. I know now why I was reminded of wine when I smelled it, there's a definite fruitiness in the beer. It's a very drinkable beer despite its alcohol content. The mouthfeel is thin, I believe that's the point since it's a Belgian pale ale. I don't think I like this style of beer, but I have to review the beer for what it is, and it's good for what it is.

08-25-2012 01:33:26 | More by dontpanic5
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raffy313

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-24-2012 00:30:56 | More by raffy313
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Health


2.5/5  rDev -29%

08-20-2012 21:58:14 | More by Health
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

2.88/5  rDev -18.2%

Kmccabe33 hooked me up with this one... Very cool trade.. thanks Korey!! Poured into my slim tulip decent off white head with okay lacing.. the brew looks like apricot nectar... cloudy hazy golden.

Funny.. because the brew also smells like apricot nectar.. the Belgian esters do a number with the residual maltiness and become a mess... toooo sweet and sorta foul fruitiness erupts from the glass.

Flavor thankfully is a little better, still an abundant overpowering fruity ester profile is too much.

Body is too thick for anything "Belgian".. carbonation is a touch light too...

I just don't like this one... I see the continental influences.. but they are waaay out of balance with the fruitiness... I haven't taken a sip for probably ten minutes and the apricot is still prancing around my palate begging for some Scope.

3.5/2.5/3/3.5/2.5

08-16-2012 05:17:18 | More by JohnGalt1
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-09-2012 21:27:07 | More by mdillon86
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-29-2012 00:24:08 | More by jfcaa193
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-27-2012 10:48:25 | More by Gehrig13
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.