The Citizen | Cismontane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company
California, United States
cismontanebrewing.blogspot.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beagle75 on 12-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Loved this fine lager from Cismontane. This fine brew pours a light amber color
with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and spotty lacing.
Nose of honey malts and light grains. Flavors exceed the nose with honey and caramel malts
dancing on light grain notes and laced on the rear with a nice spicy herbal hop character. Great
mouth feel, crisp, medium carbonation, and a subtle wheat smoothness with a lightly bitter hop finish.

Love this brewery! One of the best that deserves more attention.

Cheers

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Photo of PawG
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight hop, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a California Common / Steam Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, caramel malt, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops (English?), and a metallic/earthiness that is unpleasant. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, but the body and blend are dominated by the unusual metallic/earthiness.

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Photo of gregcordle
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaygrant1387
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear light look with a slight amber color
not a lot of smell, but slightly malty
crisp malty flavor, with nice citrus hop flavor
light body
Great lager with a great taste. With so many bad lagers out there this one is really good

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Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam; not too bad.

Smell: nicely malty without a lot of complexity. It's a bit on the sweet side for my taste, though.

Taste: earthy malt flavor with quite a bit of toastiness. With a dash of sweetness, it actually has a very tea-like character; like an iced earl grey or something. Unusual, but enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is definitely an interesting beer; it's got more of a tea quality than other explicitly tea-inclusive beers. I think this adds a very drinkable quality to it. Not bad stuff.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather sweet and a bit malty. Finished a little sour almost. Taste reminded me of a Berliner Weisse called Cucumber Crush I think from Breakside. Wasn't bad but wasn't really special or overly good.

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Photo of Ry-Dog
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lots of flavor, not that of your average hops. Very smooth and crisp. Goes well with food.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of togarmah
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of sillyhed8
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jeff1973
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of ironchefkook
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gregvg
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of evbro
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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The Citizen from Cismontane Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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