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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8913) - Ursel, - 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. CO≤ is very obvious. Medium bodied, yeastfeel. Nice, if not very consistent: the beer pulls in all directions, arriving not really anywhere.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brigg (577) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3589) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5369) - 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]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange with banana yellow edges and a half finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Floral, slightly earthy aroma with subtle grassy hops, bready yeast, pale malt and faint light fruit notes. Pretty bland with some piney hops, bread, biscuit, peppery spice, apple and pear. On the fuller end of medium body with tight carbonation, earthy hops and a prominent peppery spice presence that lingers over the bready yeast, pale malt and light fruit notes into a dry finish. Thankfully this beer tastes more interesting than it smells but the yeast presence is a bit too strong for my preference and it feels more like a wheat/witbier than anything else. Some zesty coriander and grassy, piney hops followed by sourdough bread, bubblegum and lemon zest. Slightly tart and somewhat refreshing but a bit watered down and pedestrian. As it warms, the ester-y light fruit notes start to show with hints of apple, pear and raisin. Still, this beer isnít very complex or interesting. Not bad by any means, but it just doesnít stand out. Iím glad that I only bought a single can.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at ATR Bethesda. Hazy yellow body with slightest head. Nose quite hoppy and a tad sweet. Taste hoppy agai, with some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Tap. Pours a hazy gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is lightly fruity and yeasty with just a touch of hoppiness and a bready malt base. The flavor is lightly spicy and yeasty with a light bitterness and a pale malt base. Fairly short on the finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, pretty easy drinking stuff. Overall, not a stunner, but it was enjoyable enough for a pint.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacchus66 (59) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pours clear golden color with a thin white head. Aromas and flavors are light, featuring notes of citrus and bread, and hints of sweetness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold amber with a thin white head. Sweet yeast with a bit of hops on the nose. Medium bodied, a bit of yeast. Lingering musk on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattShizzle (577) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Can - from sampler pack. Medium golden, slightly cloudy. Malty aroma with a slight sour note. Very sweet malty - definite Belgian flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (791) - - MAY 23, 2015
Can. Hazy tangerine with a foamy head of white that recedes quickly. Aroma is a little grainy, with sharp pepper, dried orange peel and very faint Belgian esters. The flavorís petty similar, though thereís a little more Belgian banana and pear offset by pepper and dried hop bitterness. Dry, crackery finish. The bodyís a bit heavy and viscous, but balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness keeps things drinkable.


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