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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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TomG2751

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-08-2014 13:39:03 | More by TomG2751
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-04-2014 19:01:40 | More by Gww1864
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djhowell

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-02-2014 04:51:41 | More by djhowell
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-01-2014 22:34:38 | More by MikeWard
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-29-2014 22:29:53 | More by woodchipper
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -43.2%

04-28-2014 21:49:42 | More by ToddBeans
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-26-2014 18:55:25 | More by Geech
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-25-2014 18:26:29 | More by atrocity
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Jose9e

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-23-2014 01:34:44 | More by Jose9e
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BigC88

District of Columbia

2.53/5  rDev -28.1%

This beer has a sweet, cloying flavor with maybe diacetyl (popcorn butter) at the finish; I can also taste the alcohol and it doesn't come through in an inviting way. There's some Belgian fruitiness as well. Overall not a good tasting beer in my opinion. Certainly doesn't fit the flavor profile for a Belgian Pale. The aftertaste gives me a shuddering feeling about halfway through the beer.

I will admit that I tried this beer for the first time a few days ago and drank it straight from the can at about 50 degrees and it was definitely a bad beer for that tasting (the GF, who has an acute sense of smell and a love for Belgian Trippels, said this beer tasted like "bad pennies" in her mouth and could not finish hers warm from the can).

Today, I tried it right from the fridge, pouring into a Chimay goblet. It's better, but still not good.
A creamy beige head poured frothy and subsided fairly quickly. The bouquet isn't bad, but nothing wonderful either - it has a slight metallic quality, maybe some canned corn smell to it.

As some other reviewers have pointed out, the date on the bottom of the can is not helpful. Mine says "Drink Me! 3/18/2014" so does that mean drink by 3/18 or born on 3/18? I don't know. Bottom line, I was not impressed, and did not find this beer enjoyable in the least bit. Come on DC Brau, I know you can do better.

04-22-2014 01:55:58 | More by BigC88
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-20-2014 02:11:49 | More by Flabbyjandro
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-16-2014 22:04:11 | More by michaelfcasey
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-16-2014 15:56:10 | More by craft_shannie
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Billolick

New York

3.39/5  rDev -3.7%

12 ounce can. On the bottom "Drink Me! 3/19/2014" Best before date? Canned on date? Dont the brewers think this might be kinda confusing and ultimately of no use to the customer??

Pours orange hued and hazed. Out of the can its all fizzy and loud bubbles. Larger head quickly goes to next to nothing. No film, no collar and very minor lace left on the glass. Something about a beer that makes a noticeable sound as the bubbles pop is off putting to me

The nose is of sugary fruit and a hint of yeast.

In the mouth this one is quite thick and viscous. Notes of of sweet fruit and wheat malts.

Too thick, carbonation to low, sweet with some lime and pepper...but complexity and interest here on the low end of the scale...I believe this is my first DC Brau, and I'm not overly impressed..

04-15-2014 04:21:01 | More by Billolick
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-14-2014 12:11:32 | More by sgttibbs
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-12-2014 18:40:52 | More by jryanj927
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2014 04:20:35 | More by wonothesane42
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Saudereth

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-07-2014 23:47:12 | More by Saudereth
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-06-2014 22:27:14 | More by erialbill
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Cook82

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-06-2014 19:27:01 | More by Cook82
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TychoNDC

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-05-2014 18:43:20 | More by TychoNDC
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medic25

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-05-2014 02:36:09 | More by medic25
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-30-2014 21:03:36 | More by smcolw
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-29-2014 11:42:43 | More by csurowiec
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CSpoons

Delaware

1/5  rDev -71.6%

03-28-2014 02:10:06 | More by CSpoons
The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.