The Citizen | DC Brau Brewing Co.

The CitizenThe Citizen
494 Ratings
The CitizenThe Citizen

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

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of Drift
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Act25
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The citizen is a beer I upgraded after sampling it at warmer and warmer temps.

One has no business drinking this beer at anything but cellar temp. It's also good as a lunch beer and with coffee. (almost needs the bitter coffee to pull it away from sugariness.)

a - Hazy bright orange color with one inch of off white head & moderate carbonation.

s - Smells of wheat, citrus hops, spices, and bright yeast. Ripe pear, peppercorns, shortbread biscuit, flowers. Much better at cellar temp.

t - Taste follows smell but gets better yeast, wheat, bready malts, sugar cookies,
grains, and fruit. Starts a bit medicinal, but that fades to a more pleasant flavor as she warms. Pretty delicious.

m - Medium to light body w moderate carbonation. Clean finish, great with lunch. Bright, juicy, gets better as it warms.

o - Wheat and citrus, bright, brassy yeast. Grows on you. Good with food. Good effort.

As A bros wrote " complex, this is not one to just knock back as each sip peels back another layer of flavor." True. Upgrade!

 1,028 characters

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MontfortBrew
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jvodom
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cbmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mquinn919
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of cj8311
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bowlerhattedman
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Nice aromatics. Malt dominant on palate, which is not what I was expecting from a Belgian pale.

96 characters

Photo of Lelampp
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ProstMasterson
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of snakeayes11
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of jwps214
4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.