Kama Citra (Høst Citra) - Beer Here
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4.04/5 rDev +5.2%
A - Pours a dark, murky brown with a tan two finger head. Great lacing.
S - Very hoppy... Citrus & bready malts.
T - Definitely can't hide the brown ale. Lots of hoppiness & citrus along with light roasted malts.
M - Medium bodied & medium carbonation. Dry feel & pretty refreshing.
O - Mixing beer styles can be iffy. This is a great mix.
01-18-2013 01:20:28 | More by cvm4
4.28/5 rDev +11.5%
Picked up a bottle while on a beerventure with BPK59. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Well, this is a treat. Pours a nice dark dark brown. I know the liquid is clear, but, its so dark theres no light passing through. A good 2 finger off mocha head rests atop it that fades to leave TONS of sticky side lacing.
S - Nice soft brown ale notes here, light bready roasted malts and then whamo, citra hops. I dig this.
T - As I raise my glass to my lips I keep thinking "dont be bad, dont be bad" and well, its really not. There are more of those nice slightly sweet roasty bready almost meaty malts with that good smooth bitter fruity faintly tropical hops. Its almost, not quite but almost, a "brown" black ale. Pretty cool.
M - Mouthfeel is spot on here. Great carbonation. Not too creamy, not too sharp. Really allows the hop and malt aspects to come through.
O - This was very fun. I tend to forget about Beer Here, and this beer has chastised me for doing so. Job well done!
01-10-2013 20:01:43 | More by rudzud
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
On the name alone, I thought this was going to be an ipa. Definitely not though lol
Pours a nice deep brown with a creamy beige head leaving nice lace and good retention. Citrus and pine are there with some tropical notes, but you can't hide that this is still a brown ale. Plenty of nutty, almost sugary notes with some roast and bakers chocolate. Taste has a nice bitterness to it, with piny hop notes. Chocolate and sweet nuttiness and caramel. It has a pretty good feel, somewhat light, carbonation isn't too heavy.
All in all, it's pretty good. Nice brown ale qualities with some nice, albeit somewhat subtle, ipa notes.
12-06-2012 00:07:26 | More by EgadBananas
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
Picked this up at the beer store at the De Molen Brewery. Dark mahogany pour with two finger off-white head with decent retention and great lacing. Earthy, toasty, malty, citric nose with hints of dark bread, toffee, chocolate, orange rind, candy sugar, and pineapple. The taste follows suit with lots of bitter, piney, citrus hops, nicely balanced with a solid caramel malt backbone. Loads of sweet brown bread with hints of blood orange, grapefruit, toffee, and tobacco. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with a heavy, bitter finish. A very unique, hoppy interpretation of a brown ale and I'm not sure it works. Not a bad beer, but not one I'm likely to have again...
03-11-2012 16:18:22 | More by beerdrifter
3.08/5 rDev -19.8%
The colour is dark red-brown (50 EBC), the liquid is clear. The four finger firm compact head is pale brown. It sinks very slowly leaving some lacing.
The smell is hoppy and citric. Some sweet bready roasted flavours. Lots of candy-like bitterness. Hints of beef stock, gooseberries and toffee.
The taste is quite dry. Lots of bitter-tart citric (lemon) flavours. Chocolate and hints of fruit candy. Some nuts and toasted bread in the background. Light to medium body. The aftertaste brings growing bitter and alcoholic flavours. The finish is all bitterness and alcohol, reminding of a DIPA.
The carbonation is quite strong. The small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is a little thick and dry.
A little unbalanced and too much alcohol. The finish borders on being astringent.
01-05-2012 19:18:35 | More by bark
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
A: Pour is very dark brown, with a large tan head, not very compact but creamy. Dissipation leaves lots of lacings.
S: American hops galore, both floral and bitter; pine and citrus - pineapple, grapefruit and lemon sezt. The malt is surprisingly held back.
T: Tastes of dark bread, roasted malt, semi-sweet. Lots of American hops, mainly floral; grapefruit, pineapple and lemon sezt.
M: Aftertaste is rather long, and quite bitter and dry. Body is medium as well is the carbonation. Smooth.
O: Not as much a American Brown Ale as I would expect; it's more like an dark American Pale Ale (if that's possible).
12-29-2011 19:14:14 | More by Evil_Pidde
4.45/5 rDev +15.9%
Robust deep mahogany. Bright ruby tinge when held to light. Fluffy lightly tanned head last and lasts.
Seriously good mint leaf and floral aroma. Light honey malt fills the cracks and rounds out the nose nicely. Dark malt hardly make n appearance.
Bitterness hits at just the right level. Considerable without being overwhelming. Hops are absolutely full on but handled nicely by the malt. Finishes with mx of mint (I get that from citra) and a bit of coffee to let you know it's not an ipa (in case you can't see it).
Only criticism I can give is that it's just a bit heavy. But for a 7% beer that's not really a bad thing. Another comment I have is I don't care who calls this a brown ale, it's a black ipa and a damn good one.
12-01-2011 09:02:39 | More by joecast
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
500mL bottle thanks to Chris@Slowbeer. Into a Lost Abbey tulip.
Dark bronze with a towering sudsy tan head. Retention and lacing are great.
Tropical and sweet citrus. Pineapple, tangerine and melons. Coffee is relatively mild, but gives the hops a nice sharp pungent edge. Some caramel and toasted malts tieing it together. Very nice.
Much more pronounced coffee notes. The coffee character is quite refined, with an appealing roastiness and body that in conjunction with the malt lends an almost syrupy character to the hops. Variable flavours with each sip, at times subtle, at times punchy. Good stuff
Medium bodied. Just a touch scratchy in the mouth. I want to attribute this to the coffee but not sure if that's fair. Nice mild lingering bitterness.
I think the use of coffee in IPAs has legs. This is the second I've tried after Seedy Goat which was very nice also. Perhaps a flood of dodgy examples will hit the market and change my mind.
10-14-2011 08:42:06 | More by spicelab
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
The brew is clouded brown with a red hue, a deep tan head with some lacing and curtains.
The smell is herbal, lemon, grass, spices, herbs.
The taste starts with hard bread, the quite much peel; grape-fruit and lemon.
Medium high carbonation, a soft foamy feeling with a good body, a sharp dry bitter finish.
Slightly unbalanced to the bitter side, but lots of good things as well.
08-22-2011 19:17:35 | More by rarbring
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