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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew

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BA SCORE
81
good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 364
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%


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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Left Hand tulip. The beer is pale, clear gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving very little lacing on the glass. The nose is faint, but fantastic. I love the smell of citra hops and that smell is definitely here. It's a crisp, fruity smell with zesty orange and lemon notes.

The beer is light-bodied and easy drinking. There is a crisp, bready, almost grainy maltiness in the front of the palate followed by the flavors of the hops, which follow the nose. Orange and lemon flavors develop along the palate until the finish, which is not as dry and sustained as one would hope for.

This is a nice beer, but it's not going to knock anyone's socks off. It's simple and refreshing, but a bit thin in the mouth and with a rather bland finish. The citra hops definitely contribute a nice little bite, but once the beer gets past the middle of your palate, it starts to feel a little watered-down.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 19:38:13 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.