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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by acelin:
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

acelin, Jan 08, 2013
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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, freshness date on label

LOOK: Sturdy head, good showing of lace, perfect gold clarity

SMELL: Guava, orange peel, nutmeg, light biscuity grain

TASTE: Lush smoothness , lighter bodied, citric, exotic fruit, effervescent, kiss of bitterness, lightly grainy, dry finish, clean

Good balance between the hops, malt and fruitiness. Good twist on the lighter summer seasonal flavor here, very drinkable ... super sessionable with enough flavor to keep it interesting.

Jason, Aug 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

withliterature, Aug 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Tiernan, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JStutz82, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Lazaro, Jun 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

innominat, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came in a bottle and was poured out into a pint glass. It had a light amber colour to it and smelled of citrus hops and grapefruit. In line to the way this beer smelled, it also had a grapefruit presence in its flavour, along with flavours of wheat and hops. Seemed light bodied; it would be a great summer beer.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

NilocRellim, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

rhinonau, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Janeinma, May 28, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden yellow straw colored ale. Fantastic clarity. Moderate head retention. Great carbonation bubbles. Eggshell white foam. Great citra hop nose . A bit of lemon on the nose,but mainly those lovely citra hops are very inviting. Very light,smooth mouthfeel is extremely refreshing. This is AA very refreshing summer ale but I would have enjoyed abut more go flavor. Of course it would have then been an IPA.

Franziskaner, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

juicebox, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of moundbz
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Citrusy, very easy to drink, what a summer brew should be!

moundbz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH signature glass; clear bright yellow-orange with lots of bubbles and a moderate fizzy white head that falls quickly into a ring of foam with lively carbonation peeking through.
Smells lightly of dank herbal hops, with lesser notes of tropical fruit and citrus, as well as some grassy scents and light, slightly metallic clear malt.
Taste is wide-open and clean; extremely light clear malt gives way to...nothing. This is probably an old bottle, but there's just no hop flavor here. There's a slightly leafy crispness, and perhaps the ancient ghost of what may have been some sort of fruit at one point, but that's it.
Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy, finishes crisp.
Overall, this is probably a lot better fresh. Citra doesn't seem to hold up very well under too many months on the shelf, but if you could find this fresh, it'd probably be one hell of a tasty session beer.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

j0501, Sep 15, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a blonde ale, even has nice head and -lacing to it. Just a great aroma out of this one, definite citra hops, I thought this smelled as good or better than citra dipa from Kern!

Nice light bodied beer, lightly hopped, but refreshing, slick finish, just a nice clean beer. Nothing is heavy (other than the aroma), hopped just right for the minimal heft of the beer. One of my favorite beers of 2011, and easily in the top 3 session beers of the year. You get a mild citrus flavor that is totally complimented by the very lightly toasted malt presence that is kept minimal and in harmony with everything else.

Keep this coming all summer long! A little citra (hop) goes a long way.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 07, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle dated 16 April 2011.

Pours a hazy yellow gold with a short but near creamy head that has good retention.

Aroma: highly citrus with hints of malt.

T - follows nose although the strong hop aroma is accompanied by plenty of hop/citrus flavor but little bitterness. Nicely tart. IBU = 20.

M - medium-light body; dry finish; excellent carbonation.

O - excellent summer seasonal. Neither rich nor complex, but very tasty, aromatic and refreshing. Citra hops dominate but Alchemy hops are also used.

(Lightly editted with May 2013 bottle consumed June 2013; and again in July 2014).

chinchill, Aug 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

sgttibbs, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

WaydeRafnel, Jun 10, 2012
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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.