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RATINGS: 165   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 Citizenís 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 nationís capital. Become a Citizen of the world, one sip at a time!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - 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, itís pretty drinkable. O: Not great, unfortunately. Thereís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Alon. Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma is a bit oxidized, with fruitiness, a bit of cardboard, a bit of spiciness. Sweetish spicy and fruity flavor with cardboard, citrus, bitterish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Golden color with a white head. Strong floral and spiced Belgian yeast aroma and taste. To me a typical American take on Belgian beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Somewhat cloudy amber body, modest sized off-white head. Aromas are sweet with quite a few fruits including oranges, bananas, mango and peach. Some spiced cookie scents as well. Sweeter start leading to citrus, light banana, and mild spice. A late return of grains and bread. A touch thin in feel. A light Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsd08460 (838) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
can from Total Wine (Gainesville) Aroma: bread, slight Belgian yeast Appearance: clear golden with a short-lived white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Itís OK. Itís somewhere inbetween a Belgian and a pale ale...itís a bit thin, though. Has a decent aroma, thin middle, and ends with a touch of the yeast that youíd expect. Overall, better than macro, but not being sought out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2016
Draft to pint at Washington DC airport pour hazy avg gold with minimal white head. Nose light Belgian ester, clove, crystal malt. Taste light bitter up front, then some ester, minimal spice, moderate grainy malt. Flavors a little muted. Some banana in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Can thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, pure sugar, floral. Medium mouth, fruity malt, pepper, spice, light finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2015
(Can) Clear, orange-gold body with a small, disappearing white head. Pale malt aroma, light banana-and-cloves. Light bodied. Ripe fruit and some bitterness; moderate to strongly sweet; yeast; lightly spiced and toasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2015
12 oz can continuously refrigerated, or nearly so, since the May 2015 canning date, as stamped on the bottom of the can. The light apricot body is hazy and has lots of suspended particles. Medium+ body with medium carbonation. The aroma is bolder and more funky than the flavor; both are yeasty and carry hints of lightly roasted nuts and soft fruits. The flavor turns moderately bitter in the finish and, even more so, in the aftertaste. O: an Americanized Belgian pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2015
An old can, DOB 07/03/2014, but still screams freshness. Nose grainy and Pils-like, floral with some fruity rind (which is strangely more like malt liquor fruitiness than Belgian yeast). Pours deep orange leaning toward dark golden, with a medium beige head. Crisp full body with some creamy smoothness, alcohol is a bit rough and fumy, and even at this date the phenols are out of freaking control (this is the main character of the beer), so beware if youíre sensitive. Faint ginger-like brightness, much nearer and potent spruce-like florality. Banana, light grass, pine wood. Vanilla blending with lemon, some meringue, medium bitterness and lingering yeastiness that clash. I think thatís the overall takeaway, many bold flavors that just donít work well together. [2015.12.07: 2.9]

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