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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
32oz growler from the brewery. Very fresh. Pours a clear gold with some fizzy, white head. Nose has a lot of pepper, candy sugar, papaya, yeast. Flavor is similar, melon, papaya, yeast, candy sugar, heavy white pepper. Clean finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can->Trappist. Hazy orange with bare white head. A: yeast, banana, citrus. T: banana, yeast, hops. Medium carbonation. Eh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Norfolk can. Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that quickly dissolves into a ring. Fairly light aroma of sweet malt, a little citrus and yeast. Bolder flavor that brings in some syrup and bitterness. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
With all the great selections from DC Brau, not sure why this one is made and distributed by them. Definitely the weakest among their beers (in terms of "quality") though it is a local beer, and I love local beers. Always on tap or in can wherever I go in this town.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Hazy golden-orange body, thing white head, minimal lacing. Light orange, candi sugar, banana, some spice. Meidum bodied, moderate carbonation, muted finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz can into a pint glass. A: Pours a hazy amber color with some notable yeast sediment falling to the bottom of the glass. The white-colored head forms a uniform height of one finger, and fades pretty rapidly to a thin film. Lacing is very sparse. S: Rather buttery and even a bit corn-like. Maybe I can find a touch of fruity esters with proper concentration, but the Belgian yeast qualities are just too hard to find. There seems to be a bit of hoppiness, though, which is good. Quite the disappointing aroma otherwise. T: Good news is, there is a touch of Belgian yeast on the finish, giving it a (much needed) crisp touch, and some welcome notes of apple, white grape, and pear - but also gives a faint soapiness. Yikes. All told, this seems rather disjointed, as if the yeast and the bready malts are battling each other, rather then melding like a good BPA should. M: This is the best part of the brew. It features a creamy texture, and is nicely clean/dry on the back end without over-exposing any of the less-than-great flavors. In spite of its slight syrupiness and medium-heavy body, it’s pretty drinkable. O: Not great, unfortunately. There’s little here to make me want to come back for seconds. All this does is confirm my skepticism toward canned Belgian-style ales - without bottle conditioning, what do you have? Not much, really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Appearance: slightly hazy, deep gold, with a thick, bubbly, near-white head that quickly faded to a thin cap. Aroma: mango, pineapple, honeyed cereal grain, fruity yeast, and some grass. Taste: honey, graham crackers, tropical fruit, banana, yeast, and a decent dose of floral hops. Finish: slightly sweet and fruity, with a bit of dryness to balance. Notes: Slightly sweet, with almost tripel-like notes in the flavor, with a bit of a floral dryness from the hops. Slick palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours clear, light amber with white head out of can. Floral scent with slight hint of hops. Typical Belgian taste but a little more stout than normal. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (551) - Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Foggy, golden yellow color with an average head and lacing. The aroma is Belgian ale; strong, yeasty, warm malt and citrus and banana notes. There is a lot of hops in the flavor. Almost like a Belgian style IPA. Dry, crisp in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 On tap at the brewery, pour is yellow nice head, aroma is light hops and yeast, taste is mellow Belgian, easy drinking


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