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Quick quiz: can you name how many different beers you've had in the last week, their country of origin, and their brew style? Do you know what beer to recommend with barbeque shrimp? Have you ever successfully used the word "mouthfeel" in a sentence? Then Beer Citizen is for you. It follows the basic formula for enthusiast "social" apps (in other words, just like BeerAdvocate) but presents all that information in a mobile-friendly format that's got more taste and is less filling.

Friends, reviews, photo annotations - it's all here. The sliders for different qualities is a nice touch for those who want to get really specific. There are Foursquare-style check ins, location-based events, and even custom beer profiles if you find something that no one else has, or you want to add your own home brew to the database. Pedantic? Perhaps. Pretentious? Certainly. But for some folks, there's nothing better than finding a new Hefeweizen. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some black lager chilling in the fridge.

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • BGRUGGER

    ill be downloading this momentarily, but have you looked at Pintley app? very cool beer app!

    • DoucheBag

      Pintley crashes constantly.

  • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

    iOS Design

    • Alexander Procter

      Yeah, it looks nice, but very iOSey :)

  • fartlicker

    Sure is ugly

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I wouldn't call it ugly. I mean, it's not the prettiest, but it's far from ugly. Looks quite usable.

      • Boshtet

        Sounds like my thought process after a couple beers

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Ha!

  • usnmustanger

    Hmm...this might just give Untappd a run for its money. I agree with others, though--a more Android-y (vice iOS-y) design would've been nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Malcolmest David James Malcolm

    Google Play link doesn't work for me. It's missing the "c" in "com.def"

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Thanks, fixed it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sander.roelofs.nl Sander Roelofs

    I brewed my on last week.

  • Drootz

    I'll Stick with the Untappd beer app

    • leoingle

      Agree 110% this app sucks.

    • dylan84

      Yeah, Untappd is much better. And after about 350 beers on there, no way I'm switching over to a new one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/curtis.bathurst Curtis Bathurst

    This isn't really an "app" though it's a Play Store download. When you open it up and use it, it's shamefully obvious that the whole thing is just HTML, with very limited functionality. I wasn't able to get anything to actually work. I found my favorite brewery, tried to follow them, and just got a flat page saying they didn't have followers yet, and that I could "be the first," but there was no button anywhere or a link to actually do so. I had a couple other experiences like that and then just gave up. The basis of this app is good, but it seems like it's being thrown together by a web team, with very limited functionality.

  • beercraft@craftybeer.com

    I still prefer Untappd, no matter how buggy it is. Plus after entering in 800 beers on that app I don't see myself changing over.