The Citizen | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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3.54/5
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495 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:
#40,065
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
495
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
77
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of whitenads
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Clydesdale
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssato27
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ugh, not good. Smells and tastes like pure sweet butts; kind of hot and sweet and one-note. Avoid it.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not much head.
Not really sweet as in a Tripel. Have quite a taste of hoppiness to it.
An okay brew, but not as good as real European ones, or even Ommegang ones.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd43
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devman171
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cgrunin
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Emersonio
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: 12 oz can into a nonic pint. Appearance: Light amber and cloudy with a thin white head. Aroma: Light hoppy and spicy sweet. Taste: Mellow malt with a hoppy and spicy kick. Aftertaste: Clean and smooth with wheat and citrus notes. Overall: Easy drinking and crushable. Good: 3 out of 5.

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Photo of dgherm
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Sad_Larry
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
2.92/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Presentation: It was poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The body has a light orange color and hazy look with a small white head. The head quickly fades out completely leaving a flat lifeless looking liquid.

Smell: It’s aroma is light overall with notes of honey covered cereal and fresh white bread.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is sweet and bready with hints of orange peel. It also has just the slightest hint of grassy/floral hops in the background. The palate feels overly smooth and very lightly carbonated. Overall I don’t get much in the way of a Belgian style ale.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Quick review. I really like some of the DC Brau stuff, the Public, the Corruption etc. But this is patently awful. Nothing I expected for a Belgian, moronic flavor profile, grody lingering finish & just an overall lack of drinkability.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Echoesofanera
2.2/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I usually like Belgian style beers, and Ive tried other DC Brau brews that Ive enjoyed, Sadly this one was a big disappointment, not much flavor at all in fact I tasted nothing but bitter at the end and a smell and feeling that it might have been made with similar ingredients that are used in much less expensive beers. This honestly should not be called a craft beer, the only thing it has going for it is that it is a very light beer at 7% and doesn't fill you up too much, this was my second time trying it and I wont be getting it again.

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Photo of austintouhill
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Citizen from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 495 ratings
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