The Citizen | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.54/5
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502 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:
#41,843
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
502
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 91
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

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of darkfruits
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doc_logic
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of belgianvan
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vencad
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Geobus
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.87/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of luke12345
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drtth
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a lightly hazed golden amber color with a 1/4" head that rapidly fades to a small ring and irregular island of foam. Sipping yields little lacing and by midway through the beer all the foam has gone.

The aromas reveal a touch of yeast, some bready character and orchard fruit, possibly peach or apricot (a match for the color).

The flavors include the spicy yeast, light malt sweetness, the peach (or apricot) and touches of earthy hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and has only a touch of crispness from from the faint but persistent carbonation. The finish is medium length as the fruity sweetness leaves the palate and turns slowly dry at the end.

Seems a reasonably beer but doesn't show of anything outstanding. I don't think I'll be having this one again. Nothing particularly wrong, just nothing to write home about either.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can continuously refrigerated, or nearly so, since the May 2015 canning date, as stamped on the bottom of the can.

The light apricot body is hazy and has lots of suspended particles. Medium+ body with medium carbonation. The aroma is bolder and more funky than the flavor; both are yeasty, a little boozy, and carry hints of lightly roasted nuts and soft fruits. The flavor turns moderately bitter in the finish and, even more so, in the aftertaste.

O: an Americanized Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer that present a slight citrus bent to a dry, lightly spicy profile. Crisp on the lips and malt on the tastebuds with a faint bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little effervescent and a little tepid. Belgian yeast-hangover lingers after each sip.

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The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 502 ratings