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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew

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BA SCORE
82
good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011)
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Genuine

Connecticut

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one from the mixed 12 pack.

Poured from the bottle into a clean pint glass. Poured a very nice cloudy straw color, with a nice white 2 finger head.

Smell - Lots of citrus hops and crispness is immediately detected.

Taste - Light and crisp, yet full of flavor. I really like this summer brew. The flavor of the hops is very refreshing and light, I could have a lot of these with no problem.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium at best.

Overall - Very nice beer from Widmer. I bet it would be even better on tap. Great for those hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 17:42:47 | More by Genuine
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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.