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The Citizen | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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494 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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!

Added by t0rin0 on 07-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,845
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
494
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 90
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3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a hazy bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than forty seconds. Concave lacing rings around the glass in a mess sort of way. The smell had a spritzy sort of spiced orange juice and orange peel. Slight floral and grassy qualities roam about but mostly in a separated sort of weird way. The taste was moderately sweet with an ample spice and a slight sweet grassy to semi-sweet bubblegum here and there. A semi-dry sweet finish ends the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Dry fruity notes roll over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a good Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tohibii
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AirBob
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Since I am here in D.C. for a few days, I had the chance to try this beer at the restaurant I went to for dinner with my dad earlier this evening. Poured out of a 12 oz. can into a standard pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium golden color. The color reminded me a lot of something like apple juice. The fizzing white head that was only 1/2 of an inch or so thick when first poured settles very quickly to practically nothing. Just about zero surface coating of foam or lacing. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness along with some fruit notes of dates, plums, and perhaps a hint of golden apples along with some yeasty esters, some spice and a bit of hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with a fairly sweet caramel malt flavor that's followed by the fruity notes of dates, plums, and golden apples. The yeasty and spice notes come next, adding just a hint of a peppery bite that rounded out with a slight touch of earthy hops. Has a crisp, yet smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a clean finish. Not bad at all. Drank this with some spicy Portuguese food and it complimented the food nicely.

Eric

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Photo of micropale
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kjcass22
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richter525
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear (perhaps chill hazed) pale gold, producing barely1.5 fingers of foamy, brilliant white, short-lived head that leaves only a few wisps & motes lace. Aroma is Belgian yeast fruity ester heavy: pear, peach & candy apple; with pale malt, spice & herbal hops. Taste is a bit of a letdown being a somewhat subdued version of the nose: biscuit malt, Belgian yeast white fruit, spice & peppery with a drying finish that yields a slightly fruity, mildly bitter peppery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied & moderately carbonated, prickly throughout it starts a little juicy but dries in the finish & slightly astringent in the aftertaste.

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Photo of TripelMark
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaunshelly
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MA08
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of citizencane
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Simple, nothing fancy, And yes, probably heavily Americanized for the style (not that I would know); that said it's tasty, refreshing, a bit different, and solid enough quality. The only other comparison I have for the style is Hoegaarden, and I only vaguely recall the similar bubblegum-like aftertaste.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mghoward10
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 494 ratings
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