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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!

JorisPPattyn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7907) - Antwerpen, - NOV 5, 2012
No head left, orange-ochre colour, fully hazy. Citrus, orangepeel and spicy, if restrained. Slightly sweet-bready, with a fruity rounding (citrus, melon). Bit of caramel, but with a (noble) hoppy edge. Warming up, meaty esters from the yeast. CO² is very obvious. Medium bodied, yeastfeel. Nice, if not very consistent: the beer pulls in all directions, arriving not really anywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-21-13- Poured from can into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden color with a small white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell-The aroma is a biggest of a yeasty smell with lots of banana, coriander, clove and a little bit of lemon. Mixed with these more standard Belgian smells are some rather sweet candy and bubblegum aromas, giving it a rather sweet smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a malty and sweet taste with flavors of yeast present right from the start. The bready flavors create a base of the beer with the sweet initially being of a more sugary candy nature mixed with a decent amount of a tangerine sweetness. As the flavors advance, more yeast and flavors associated with yeast of clove, banana, and coriander come to the tongue. These flavors combined with a big sugary taste as well as a light alcohol at the end to leave a sweet and yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to creamier with a carbonation level that was on the average side as well. Both are rather nice for the style and produce a nice balance between drinkability as well as allowing all the flavors of the brew to be sensed by the tongue. Overall – A nice Belgian that has a taste profile in between that of a Belgian session and a triple. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2232) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
thought this was highly drinkable, and appropriate in every way. creamy and thick and sudsy on the tongue. Belgian Abby spice tasted and seen in brew. easy sweetness and not overpowering yet not a timid offering. good stuff. light orange look to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Can. Pours a hazy golden orange color. Medium head. Nice aroma of fruits and cinnimon, belgium yeast, orange. Medium sweetness. Light bitter. Average carbonation. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
My least favorite of the DC brau offerings. Overly sweet, too much candy sugar in the flavor. Has some floral qualities to it and the belgian banana yeast is there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
liquidbread86 (39) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Not much aroma, and lacking in hops for a pale ale. Initial taste reminded me of portabella mushrooms. Not great aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2014
can. hazy golden with one finger head. sweet with some citrus and just a hint of hops. seems promising, but doesn’t deliver. wish it had a lot more hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Can from trade. Pours golden yellow, white head. Aroma of spicey yeast, no real hop aroma. Taste is fruity, very much so. Again, no hop bitterness, even for a bpa. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1885) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
Can to snifter. Nose is moderately grassy with some medicinal character to it, like band aids. Taste is initially bitter then fades to show off a sweet bready malt flavor. Some grassy and earthy hop tones come through mid palate. Finishes semisweet with some candy notes to it. Tolerable but not my preferred style by any means.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rick_91709 (169) - USA - APR 7, 2014
Poured from a can. Hazy orange with small white head. Lots of sediment floating around. Fruit and spice aroma. Taste of rotten fruit with spices. Very bad aftertaste. Drain pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1417) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon zest, Belgian candi sugar, and light mango. The aroma has real promise so the taste is a bit of a letdown. While there is nothing off-putting, the taste is weak with only mild flavors that are featured in the aroma. The lingering bitterness from the yeast is a bit surprising since there is little more than a hint of it in the flavor. Not a bad beer but not one I would recommend from what has otherwise been great from DC Brau.

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