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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

416 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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beagle75

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-23-2013 11:10:06 | More by beagle75
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arizcards

Arizona

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single in mid-August from Total Wine for $1.79. Bottled on 3-14-13...whoops this is a tad bit outdated...

Beer poured golden with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is citrusy and tropical.

Taste is grainy malts finishing with a nice citrus and tropical taste. No hop bitterness in the follow thru.

Mouthfeel is light with decent carbonation.

Overall this is a tasty little brew. If you want a summer session brew with some flavor this would be a good one to go with.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:42:49 | More by arizcards
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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-21-2013 02:12:54 | More by Hoganlaw
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PatDow

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-17-2013 08:06:47 | More by PatDow
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gefinley

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-16-2013 02:35:41 | More by gefinley
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-09-2013 23:32:35 | More by ChipMurray
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-03-2013 15:21:59 | More by HRamz3
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-03-2013 00:33:20 | More by Morey
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JohnSnowNW

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-02-2013 04:06:07 | More by JohnSnowNW
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mdavidson

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

09-01-2013 23:49:05 | More by mdavidson
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-30-2013 21:31:47 | More by Beer4Mike
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OscarO67

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-30-2013 19:04:36 | More by OscarO67
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davet100

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-30-2013 14:25:01 | More by davet100
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a foamy white head that leaves a great web of lacing on the glass; aroma is pungent, skunky hop goodness. Not sure if I get citrus from citra; the scent seems more musk to me; I can see why people say "cat-pee", but it's a smell that is appealing with the hop connotation. The citrus comes in the flavor; tangerine rind, grapefruit pith. The malt backbone seems weak and small, a little water cracker and some white rice. Mouthfeel not quite light lager but still very thin. Carbonation has strong bite, also comparable to light lager levels. An interesting and sessionable beer at only 4.4%, very much a great summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 21:56:19 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-28-2013 15:01:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sloelco

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-28-2013 06:41:15 | More by sloelco
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright clear yellow with just a 1/4 of head that sounds like it will fizz out quickly but makes quite a hefty lace ring.
S - Well it does smell clean and hoppy which is exceptional for a blonde ale. Mild grains and sweeter malts balance.
T - Mild lemon bite and an almost carbonated water like hop flavor so muted its not as great.
M - Bubbly easy drinking and crisp summer ale.

Overall most blonde ales are pretty similar. Light, muted flavors, and somewhat sweet so to style it's really quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 03:54:35 | More by DrDemento456
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-27-2013 00:30:47 | More by Eighty
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withliterature

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-26-2013 12:45:30 | More by withliterature
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-25-2013 21:04:16 | More by Kaveman
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jkrich

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: bright and clear golden color with a quickly dissipating head. The appearance is a step above most blonde ales I have tried.

Without a doubt, one of most attractive features of this ale; of course, any ale that highlights the Citra hop will receive high marks. Refreshing and zesty tropical fruit aroma explodes from the bottle, though not quite like Zombie Dust.

This is a light beer and the flavor profile proves this. The flavor is rather muted, but the bittersweet hop profile is enjoyable. There is a hint of lemon along with some pleasant citrusy flavor with a mellow malt aftertaste.

The body is very light with a noticeably thin body that does grow on you after a couple of bottles. The bittersweet, citrusy hop flavor is very short-lived. The carbonation is not extreme which is a plus.

This blonde ale at only 4.3 ABV is rather refreshing and holds its own in flavor. For a very warm, late August day, it did just fine.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 01:23:32 | More by jkrich
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Mrose78

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-24-2013 02:43:02 | More by Mrose78
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Soumya

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

08-22-2013 03:38:42 | More by Soumya
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-21-2013 21:06:12 | More by Kahlerbock
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skyisland

Missouri

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-21-2013 02:22:30 | More by skyisland
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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