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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a...I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it...a blonde color. DANGIT! The head isn't even a finger high, and has a white shade. Retention isn't good. Tiny specks of lacing are left on the glass.

S: That textbook Citra stank is there in full force. I'm picking up little to no malt backbone. As a way to show off Citra and nothing more, it does a respectable job - still, I wish there was a bit less stank and a bit more tropical fruit notes. Damnit, I wish this was fresh, then again I only have myself to blame for leaving it in the fridge for a damn month.

T: The general flavor is pretty light. A touch of melon to start, and some crackery malt that intertwines with the hop notes on its finish. It's dead simple, but it gets the job done.

M: Light, dry, light, dry, light, dry, light, and oh yeah, dry, too. The carbonation is intense, almost overly so. Still, it's stupidly easy to drink, and also refreshing.

O: There's room for improvement - the Citra hops could be shown off better, and it could also use less of a carbonic bite - but it's nice enough in its current state. Give me a six pack and 100 degree weather, and I'd probably think of this in a much better light. It certainly beats BMC, that's for damn sure (wait...)

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:40:36 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-10-2013 03:29:11 | More by bigbeers84
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shand

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours a nice clear golden color with a finger or so of bone-white head. Retention is alright due to the ample carbonation. The aroma on this is fantastic, I get a nice dose of bright citrus hops over a Kolsch-esque base of bready malts. The taste is very good, with the bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors of Citra hops being front and center. There's a bit of bready malts and a crisp, watery aftertaste with a bit of malts and a touch of pine creeping its way in. This is basically the perfect hot weather beer I've been looking for. I want to drink this all day. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the drinkability is very good.

Overall? I love this beer. It's HOT out in Florida. This is one of the best ways to beat the heat I've found so far, it's very refreshing while still having a satisfying flavor. I'm depressed that I only bought the single bottle, and am going first thing to the beer store tomorrow after work to pick up a couple more sixers. Bravo, Widmer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:01:08 | More by shand
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clean golden/orange pour with 1/2" of head which quickly dissipated, nice retention.
smells of orange citrus, subtle coriander, bready yeast (your average wheat beer).
a very sweet honey-like flavor is strong on this one! the orange/coriander aspect is mainly blocked by the sweetness, the yeast gives it a nice crisp bready finish.
light body with a slight lean towards medium, nicely carbonated, crisp / refreshing.
not a bad summer ale at all - it's hard to be different and maintain style guidelines, but this one is sweeter than most - which is good for a wheat beer because they usually have that pungent bready aftertaste. this one still has a subtle aftertaste, but it is very citrusy/sweet so it makes you crave more.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 06:35:47 | More by facundoCNB
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-09-2013 21:13:35 | More by jacewg
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-12-2013 11:21:53 | More by Rekrule
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-29-2012 15:22:26 | More by ms11781
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-17-2014 04:04:40 | More by LJWalker
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-16-2013 05:01:07 | More by Chucker17
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This clean golden-amber ale pours with an attractive fine white head of carbonation, and with a light but pleasant lace on the glass.

Aroma is fruit-forward. I get nicely-sweet orange.

Flavor-wise, this one is citrus-hoppy, but there's no bitterness, as it's all balanced by a prominent sweet malt profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 21:42:41 | More by secondtooth
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-11-2012 16:37:26 | More by bubseymour
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-03-2013 19:06:29 | More by Drknight
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-25-2013 03:54:59 | More by TimoP
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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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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-28-2014 19:48:54 | More by bismarksays
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-03-2014 16:02:07 | More by NJBeer265
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The name pretty much says it all, a summer session beer accented with citra hops. Pour is clear gold with a disappearing head of pure white foam. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy (almost pale ale hoppy) with lime, orange, and an herbal grassiness. The hoppiness promised by the nose is somehow absent on the palate. What's left is a not unpleasant herbal bitterness and citrus pith flavor. The clean, dry, softly grainy malt body combined with the Widmer house yeast give the impression of a hybrid between American Pale Ale and Kolsch. All around a solid summer ale, if a bit more hop flavor hung around into the finish it would be great. I've been pleasantly surprised by Widmer lately.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 16:57:20 | More by bump8628
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2013 01:07:34 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2012 02:19:39 | More by jaidenjb
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 15:35:44 | More by Lawnboy33
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-14-2014 03:58:40 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-31-2013 21:02:41 | More by Eric908
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vkv822

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : snifter

Clear golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Crisp, citric hop notes upfront, smooth malty base.

Citric hops, well balanced with malty, bread base.

Crisp, medium-light body with prickly medium carbonation.

An easy drinking, well done summer beer. Lots of flavor from the Citra hops in a lower ABV, balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 08:26:07 | More by vkv822
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-15-2012 13:30:26 | More by sgttibbs
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-21-2013 21:06:12 | More by Kahlerbock
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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