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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
81
good

413 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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RussBecker1


2.4/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Pint Glass

A-Fizzy pale pour with virtually no character. Decent one to two finger foamy head that sits for a decent amount of time before dissipating.

S- The lone highlight of the beer for me. The citra hops are abound, and give off a strong distinct smell. After the hops pass however, there is not much left leaving one to assume that the taste will coincide.

M- Nothing special. It's pretty empty, not enough carbonation to be crisp, but not enough character to make an impression otherwise.

T-As expected the citra hops are apparent, but the rest of the beer is rather watery and mundane.

O-Fine to have once but I doubt I will seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 13:42:47 | More by RussBecker1
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Pours translucent dirty gold with a ring of white foam. Malty chalky nose, a little citrus. Taste is a subtle pale, almost helles. Backed by some lemon citrus. Very mild and even. Flavorful summer brew, balanced and not too sweet. Good for the fourth.

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A: Straw blonde pour produces a 2+ finger eggshell white head that had a milky cream consistency and texture. Strong glass consuming effervesce rises within a light, hazy pumpkin orange colored body. Head retention is well lasting with a nice amount of lace coverage on the vessel.

S: Aroma of sweet juicy grapefruit, freshly sliced, and strong citrus notes were wet and lively, that soon settled to a softly dry barley grain and dry lemon peel finish. You really have to get a good wiff the second this hits the vessel because the aroma does't stay dominant for long, but for a few brief moments.

T: Flavor of tart grapefruit, fresh barley grains, dry, with a nice bite of lemon and dry citrus that follows. Touch of grain sweetness sneaks in briefly for balance with an overall good deal of soft, dry hop bitterness per style and some straw on the fade.

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O: Overall while i wished the citra hops lasted a bit longer on the nose, this did follow within the guidelines per style of an american blonde. Nice soft dry grain base, bittering more typical per style, but lightly dry, a body that was a bit fuller with a pretty decent rate of drinkability. While not a big fan of Widmers earlier works they do seem to be progressing. Final thoughts, while those might be expecting a big burst of tropical citra hops, this is more focused on traditional style, softly dry bittering, and not meant to be an ipa. Overall pretty decent per style.

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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.