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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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441 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -72.2%

10-07-2012 16:16:05 | More by flyingmick
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

08-05-2013 02:57:01 | More by spoonhawk
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

05-22-2014 20:38:14 | More by rkinney
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

11-19-2011 01:16:40 | More by AndySim
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2.4/5  rDev -33.3%

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.

09-05-2012 13:42:47 | More by RussBecker1
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

05-28-2013 21:38:26 | More by Curloftheburl
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

05-22-2013 01:05:23 | More by Cvescalante
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2.68/5  rDev -25.6%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Dude you bought the blonde ale, sheesh... but it is Citra.. so let's see here.

Pretty decent looking brew, with a fluffy three finger bleach white head. and some good staying power. Settles to a simple thin puck and collar. Body is a nice brass yellow with lemon and faint brown edges. Slow rising carbonation.

Nose is odd. Grainy. Very light and dry and powdery. Faint hop angle of powdery lemon. Slightly adjunct like smelling also.

Palate is just a bit jarring and unpleasant. Extremely chalky tasking beer. White chalk and dryness, with virtually no malt presence at all. Hop angle seems to be completely non existent. Chalky and thin mouthfeel with a very grainy steely like aftertaste.

Overall, just another blonde I don't care for.

07-05-2013 23:04:35 | More by smakawhat
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2.68/5  rDev -25.6%

Bottled: 06JUL11

A: Pours a blonde ale with brilliant clarity and a transient single finger of off white foam which falls to nearly no sheet of the same. No lace.

S: Citra hops have lately become quite familiar to me, and they're present here. They are quite subdued compared to my recent exposure, but they are well applied in their tropical tastiness. Otherwise some underlying grainy malts are dry in character.

T: Lots of grain component, some hops are in here, but contribute little palate interaction. Grains are plain, unsweetened and raw tasting. A hint of flour.

M: Medium on light body with sharp and persistent carbonation. Dry finish.

O: The look and smell are nice, but the flavor is a substantial disappointment for me. One and done.

09-01-2011 09:50:56 | More by harrymel
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2.68/5  rDev -25.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger white head, weak retention. Fluffy white lacing. Pale golden color, high clarity. Carbonation looks alright.

S- Sweet malts, wheat, citrusy hops and floral smells. Light, summery and sweet. Floral as well.

T- Light bodied flavor, hops are backdoor to a wheaty, grassy taste in the front. Drinkable. Not good, but passable.

M- Light, carbonation is biting.

O- Alright. Nothing special. Above bad, about average for a summery blonde ale.

08-25-2012 02:55:14 | More by Murrhey
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-04-2012 01:08:33 | More by Tiernan
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-08-2012 02:24:46 | More by TheStashRide
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

05-07-2013 01:57:04 | More by bigdaddyjerry
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-24-2013 02:43:02 | More by Mrose78
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-02-2014 00:16:58 | More by GlassOfCoffee
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

01-08-2013 18:31:08 | More by acelin
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-08-2014 20:38:25 | More by codyb1991
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-06-2013 18:26:00 | More by Kelp
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

07-23-2013 05:17:28 | More by Geno206
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United Kingdom (Wales)

2.78/5  rDev -22.8%

Pours 1/2 finger of white head that fades down fast. Color is a clear autumn golden orange.

Aroma: Reminds me a bit of a wheat. A lot of fruit and citrus flavors. Lemons and oranges with some earthy hops. Fairly light.

Taste: Lemon citrus and orange slices. Earthy and floral. Wheat flavors. Light.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, it was a fairly average beer. It drank easy, but there wasn't a lot of flavor here.

07-26-2011 23:35:17 | More by mothman
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2.78/5  rDev -22.8%

16 ounce pint - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Fairly clear, yellow body with a surprisingly scant, white head.

Smell: Not just delicate, but faint nose of lightly malted barley and a vague, shaky impression of lemon.

Taste: Lightly grainy barley flavor, low sweetness, then, a minute resinous, then some citrus oil if the citrus component was very, very weak. Subdued bitterness. Soon, the hop character drops away, then, the malt character drops away, and you're left with a lonely, empty finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: There're loads of other blondes I'd prefer to grab over this one. It's a bit of a snoozer, even for just a mild, meager blonde ale.

08-11-2011 16:15:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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New York

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%

Had on tap at Mahar's Public Bar (Albany, NY) on 7/26/11

A- Transparent blonde/golden. Poured with an extremely thin head that dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing.

S- Heavy apricot and hops.

T- Bright hop flavors combined with apricot, peach, and grapefruit. Not too sweet, the fruit flavors work well with the hops. A refreshing beer that I would imagine would work well as a beer to go with warm weather outside festivities. "Crisp"

M- High in carbonation, which I would expect in this type of beer.

O- This is a fairly average brew all told, but it works well for what it is. While it isn't something I'd knock people over to get, I'd drink it again in a pinch.

07-27-2011 16:48:14 | More by thehenbarris
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-18-2012 00:05:00 | More by switzer
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-15-2014 19:52:44 | More by jason_nwx
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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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