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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
The Citizen can best be summed up as "a trip around the world in a can". We start off with our classic recipe that contains American and British hops, and pair them with a distinctive Belgian yeast for a taste that brings together a little bit of everywhere. The Citizen’s nose is of delicate yet floral hops, becoming more fragrant as it warms. This, along side a sweet malt finish, strikes a wonderfully drinkable balance that will bring you all the way back to our nation’s capital. Become a Citizen of the world, one sip at a time!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange with banana yellow edges and a half finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Floral, slightly earthy aroma with subtle grassy hops, bready yeast, pale malt and faint light fruit notes. Pretty bland with some piney hops, bread, biscuit, peppery spice, apple and pear. On the fuller end of medium body with tight carbonation, earthy hops and a prominent peppery spice presence that lingers over the bready yeast, pale malt and light fruit notes into a dry finish. Thankfully this beer tastes more interesting than it smells but the yeast presence is a bit too strong for my preference and it feels more like a wheat/witbier than anything else. Some zesty coriander and grassy, piney hops followed by sourdough bread, bubblegum and lemon zest. Slightly tart and somewhat refreshing but a bit watered down and pedestrian. As it warms, the ester-y light fruit notes start to show with hints of apple, pear and raisin. Still, this beer isn’t very complex or interesting. Not bad by any means, but it just doesn’t stand out. I’m glad that I only bought a single can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Hazy yellow body with slightest head. Nose quite hoppy and a tad sweet. Taste hoppy agai, with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly fruity and yeasty with just a touch of hoppiness and a bready malt base. The flavor is lightly spicy and yeasty with a light bitterness and a pale malt base. Fairly short on the finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, pretty easy drinking stuff. Overall, not a stunner, but it was enjoyable enough for a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pours clear golden color with a thin white head. Aromas and flavors are light, featuring notes of citrus and bread, and hints of sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold amber with a thin white head. Sweet yeast with a bit of hops on the nose. Medium bodied, a bit of yeast. Lingering musk on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Can - from sampler pack. Medium golden, slightly cloudy. Malty aroma with a slight sour note. Very sweet malty - definite Belgian flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (733) - - MAY 23, 2015
Can. Hazy tangerine with a foamy head of white that recedes quickly. Aroma is a little grainy, with sharp pepper, dried orange peel and very faint Belgian esters. The flavor’s petty similar, though there’s a little more Belgian banana and pear offset by pepper and dried hop bitterness. Dry, crackery finish. The body’s a bit heavy and viscous, but balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness keeps things drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass. Appearance: The body has a light hazy body with a small white head. The head quickly fades out completely. Smell: It’s aroma is light 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 smooth and very lightly carbonated. Overall I don’t get much in the way of a Belgian style ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3014) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (824) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12OZ can into a pint glass. Aroma- slight hop aroma with a sweet finish. Appearance- a murky golden yellow with a very small white head. Taste- clean and slightly hoppy, very little bitterness. Palate- a medium bodied brew eith light carbonation. Overall- not a bad beer, my first from this brewery.

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