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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2013
12oz can, unknown date. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours slightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a ring of lacing and settles to a small cap.

Aroma is belgian yeast, fruity, lemon, banana, touch of bubblegum, earthy, bready. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is fairly hoppy with lemon citrus, a little banana, overall rather fruity, some yeast and bread, sweet malt in the middle and end, mild alcohol, good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Normally not a big Belgian Pale Ale fan, but this is pretty good! Nice ’n hoppy with a good Belgian yeast presence.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with light head and lace. Notes of honey, wheat, floral hops, pretty grainy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
I had thought I already rated this one, probably let the can sit around too long...not one to be aged. Unfiltered orange-tan. Creamy, lacy white head. Kind of bitter resinous oily aged hop aroma. Sweet and sugary, not really capturing the essence of any style well. A yeasty tripel-saison-blonde? Not bad, just not that desirable either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Can at home ... big white head ... soft zezty fruity nose ... light bready yeastyness ... soft orange nose ... little fizzy ... soft fruityness ... soft zezty floral orange

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (744) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Can into snifter glass. Golden color with reddish hue and white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast [bannana/citrus fruit, spices (clove, some pepper)]. Taste is the aroma, bready with some earthy hops to balance the sweetness. Medium body, creamy and smooth. Interesting brew, not my fav from DC Brau but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz. can courtesy of Queenholly. Thanks much for the D.C. brew. A nice hazy gold with a thin ring of head in a Trappist glass. Aroma is fruity with yeast and some spicy notes. The flavor is pretty nice. The flavor has small amounts of yeast. Light Belgian spice with light citrus hop bitterness. Lighter in body and easy enough to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (1953) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Can. Somewhat pale amber with a huge white head that eventually fades to naught. Belgian yeast, overly sweet malt, bready, melon, banana. Mild carbonation, sweet body, becomes dry, leaves a yeast and fruit taste on the palate with a bit of chalk.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Thanks to mar for giving me this can. This is my first beer from Washington, D.C. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a large white head. Aroma has a lot of Belgian character, with some yeast, pepper and orange citrus. The flavor is quite different. I get a lot of bread and biscuit malt, with some grass and earth thrown in. There is a little yeast character, as well as some pepper and a bit of coriander. There is not much citrus in the flavor, which is disappointing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (652) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Cloudy golden color with white foamy head. Clove yeast aroma. Smooth. Spicy yeast flavors. Some fruit and citrus. Some hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Can thanks to Michelle. Orange pour. Hazy. Yeasty flavor offset by orange peel and tangerine.


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