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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Thin head of off-white bubbles with good carbonation. Light citrusy and grassy aroma with some hay, tea leaves, herbal hops and some sour lemon candies. Color is a hazy golden orange. Lots of earthy flavors with more lemons and citrus, roasted grains, dry chalky malts and some yeast overtones. Noticeable alcohol presence and tingle. Quite lively in the mouth too. Finishes dry and bitter more lingering earthy hops and lemon grass. A decent belgian!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
12oz can from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a frothy 2 finger white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, banana, and Belgian yeast. Taste of citrus skins, Belgian yeast, clove, hints of banana, and some grapefruit bitterness. Eh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Can: deep gold, nearly amber body with some banana-yellow highlights around the edges. Big, soapy, frothy, stark-white cap that lasts for a while & leaves some lacing behind. Sediment floats in the brew. Aroma smells like a mix of Belgian tripel & American pale lager. Notes of clove, fruity esters, Candi sugar, musky hops, bubblegum, murky leaves, heavy grain, & even a bit of wheat. Taste is just as confusing with lightly sugar coated banana esters, & mild wheat notes with a staunch, hoppy bitterness that engulfs the palate; musky, dry hops, light astringency. Slightly fusel alcohol notes with more banana in he finish. Confusing brew, not the best thing I’ve had. Not much coherence happening, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
(tap) billed as an IPA on the menu where I had it in DC. Amber with some floral hops aroma. Flavor was a little yeast, some floral hops, light malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Canned: unk - earlier Nice hazy honey colored ale with a solid sheet of fine whites atop. Smells like grain, sweet grain, pears, flowers, some grass and a little biscuit. Smells fresh, I dig that. Flavor is sweet initially with a good floral character with some juicy fruit, some grain and dough. Like the flavor too. A little fuller bodied than I’d dig, but with the softened carbonation, it has a nice feel overall and an unobtrusive finish. Nice beer, surprised and satisfied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEARFN (4) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Tasted this at Beer World in DC while visiting, wanted to try a local brew and glad I did. Good amber color with a nice haze, frothy head and high carbonation. Smooth on the back end. ---BEARFN

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5713) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 13, 2013
Can courtesy of Kermis and consumed at the South Park road tasting, Colorado. Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy white head and lots of carbonation. The aroma is big yeasty malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a chewy malt citrus yeast palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Can shared at the South Park m’okay tasting. Pours cloudy golden brown with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Can @ Epic view tasting, Colorado. Pours a cloudy orange with a big, massive white head. Aroma is yeasty, citrussy, bready. Flavour is rather malty, sweet hops and yeasty. Bready finish. Light bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. can Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy orange color with a fleeting off white head. The nose has notes of pineapple, yeast, and other tropical fruit. The flavors make a bit of an unusual combination on the tongue with the tropical overpowering the Belgian notes. A little flabby on the tongue. Kind of meh for me.

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