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The Citizen - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

381 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 07-13-2011

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!
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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Surprised to find something this good in a can!

The malt sweetness and yeast hits right away. A little bit of honey and citrus aroma. Heavy but went down easily despite the 7% ABV. Mouthfeel a bit "sticky" for lack of a better word. Could have used a tiny bit more hopping for balance - I expect any Belgian-style to emphasize the malt and yeast more than the hops, but it was almost *too* sweet. I'd still buy it again, though.

Photo of MrDarcy
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of JDeming
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of sommersb
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted On: 06-24-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Cloudy, honey colored beer, capped with a finger of offwhite head. Lacing is good and retention is fair.

S: Smells are a pleasing combination of sweet, bready malts, earthy tones, rich fruits and typical Belgian yeast aromatics.

T: The taste starts out with sweetness from the malts and fruits, and then has elements of spices from the hops and some woody qualities. Bitterness is very low.

M: Body is thick, with a finish that has sweetness of ripened fruits and malts.

O: Overall a very good Belgian pale.

Thanks go to Treyliff for this trade!

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty blonde color with little to no sediment. The beer is cloudy and unfiltered. The aroma full of Belgian candi sugar, bubblegum and clean alcohol. In the taste, brown sugar, candi sugar, wild flower honey and a fruity Belgian yeast kick. A little bubblegum is there in the flavor too. Medium bodied, medium high carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian pale in a can.

Photo of DubCo21
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RichD
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of fourstringer
3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Base of the can reads, "KISS ME 04/08/2014".

A: Cloudy, honey-colored body. Half a finger of white head that quickly dissipates and leaves little lacing.

S: Fruity yeast. Tropical fruit, apple, peach. Candi sugar. Light spice with some cardamom and coriander. Sweet bread.

T: A vague, rounded spice opens with a subdued sweetness. Mild hop bitterness builds to a semi-dry finish. There is an off-putting corn element and the unshakable essence of garlic. Alcohol consistent with the ABV. A light tartness lingers.

M: Low to moderate carbonation with a moderate body. A bit oily, but smooth.

O: I started off really liking the nose on this one, but the off-flavors kinda killed for me in the end. I've given this one multiple spins on multiple days, but I can't get past the garlicky, organophosphate thing happening.

Prost!

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Bhoward0698
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Aubs723
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rEBELlION
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Dchou
3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy deep orangey-gold. Initially has a creamier white head that reduces down to slight presence around the circumference of the tulip glass. The aroma is mostly yeast with a hint of caramel. The taste has a nice tangy-ness to it, reminiscent of the way sourdough tastes. There are also some subtle fruit notes hiding in the back. There's a nice thickness to it and it's quite smooth. A very good Belgian-style pale ale.

Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.