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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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2.7
   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, it’s pretty drinkable. O: Not great, unfortunately. There’s 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.


2.6
17Beer (400) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Draft. Pours cloudy gold. Big white head quick dissipating. Smells of sours and barnyard. Big sour tastes with some apricot and vegetable flavors. Very destinct but I don't like it.

2.8
lavaaaron (88) - - JUL 4, 2017
Like all D.C. Brau beers this comes in right at average. I have complete respect for them because until they arrived in NE D.C. There were no breweries and so they had to establish the local beer scene with a basic foundation of beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
fooj (49) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2017
A pleasant taste. A mediocre aroma. An average appearance. I hate this 75 character minimum. I just want to rate the beer for my own records. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
OnTheTrail (560) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2017
Pours clear, medium dark gold, white head. Aroma is yeasty, turpentiney, fruity, grapey. Taste is semi sweet malt, earthy belgian yeast, some sharp almost sour note, some hops on the finish. medium mouthfeel.

2.6
The_Osprey (8665) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2017
March 2017 - Can share at Leighton’s Hackney Pad. Thanks Clioino! As ’DC Brau The Citizen’, 7%. Golden orange, still and translucent with a foamy light brown head. Aroma is buttery, grains, butter biscuits. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is buttery, grains, resin. Very meh indeed. (2.6)

3.1
madmitch76 (25230) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
27th March 2017
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Colin for the can. Light haze on this gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, semi dry and with modest carbonation. Sweetish malts, mild cream. Bubblegum esters. Light ripe fruits. Dry finish. Standard stuff.

3.3
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Can shared in London - thanks to Clon. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds some crispy wheat bread, some dried lemon, hay. Light sweet flavour with doughy wheat bread, low bitterness, more citrus peel. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Simple finish, some sweet pae bread, wheat, minimal hops. Enjoyable, if a little basic.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle split at New Bespine, 27/03/17. Lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white head. Nose is pear drop, spice, varnish, fruit esters, bread. Taste comprises straw, bread, grains, lemon rind, pear, citric rinds, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Average for style.

3
mR_fr0g (13154) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place 27/03/2017. Many thanks to cloin for this one. A light hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a faint halo of white head. Aroma is faint hot alcohol, pale grains, pine and light citrus. Palate is semi sweet, grainy, moderate carbonation, creamy. Flavour is composed of apricot, peach, orange rind, grainy, grain husks. Spicy hop and little vanilla. Faint diacetyl.

3
Scopey (15427) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Can care of Colin. It pours hazy golden with a tiny white head. The aroma is soft, sweet, spicy, bready, hay, cereal, pear, apple, melon, candy and perfume. The taste is soft, sweet, pear, apple, melon, candy, sugary, spicy, bread, cracker, perfumed with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty sweet. Okay.


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