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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

452 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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
Photo of Redrock
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

Redrock, Today at 03:45 AM
Photo of kilobees
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

kilobees, Thursday at 12:20 AM
Photo of Lucnifter
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Lucnifter, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of JPowell712
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%

JPowell712, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bundy462, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of deadliest
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

deadliest, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

muddyh2oblues, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of trubeernick
4/5  rDev +11.1%

trubeernick, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of nicksanch81
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

nicksanch81, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +11.1%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%

wow. very refreshing! better than I expected. I mean, it's Widmer, ya know? low abv, but refreshing. I wonder how it would go down on a hot lawnmower Saturday afternoon?

pkalix, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of thufflife
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of stella77artois
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stella77artois, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of CaliforniaJohnson
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

Poured into a tulip glass
Bottle date: May 21, 2014
Pour date: August 18, 2014

APPEARANCE: haystack yellow with a mild haziness. Poured a nice 1" white lacy head, which quickly reduced to a lamina of froth, leaving pleasant lacing on the walls of the glass.

SMELL: Not much to it. Reminds me of lemongrass and mildew.
side note: I didn't even read its ABV until after the review. even more impressed with its flavour.
TASTE: This beer shouts eucalyptus! The combination of the citrusy hops and the dankness of the yeast makes this beer taste like West Coast arboretum. Aftertaste rests on the back of the tongue and feels a bit sour - almost like eating plain Greek yogurt.

FEEL: bubbly and light-bodied.

BURP: bountiful and pleasant, not foamy.

OVERALL: I will return to this beer.I was caught off-guard by its balance and flavour.

CaliforniaJohnson, Aug 18, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

jason_nwx, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Adwalt, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of udfan07
5/5  rDev +38.9%

A good summer beer. Tropical, tangerine fruity aroma and flavor, with light malt: Sweet, bready. The aroma is really nice. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. A very nice beer. A beer I would love to have again. Recommend this highly.

udfan07, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

sendbeer, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DCHritz, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jimf01, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Donkster46, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

Pouring a deeper, slightly cloudy gold, it has a short-lasting fizzy white head. A miniscule amount hangs on and leaves some lacing. The aroma is almost non-existent with a slight funky earthy hops and malt sweetness to it. The taste is little more complex than the aroma. There is a light hint more robust malt on the finish I can't quite identify. The body is a little watery and thin. It's definitely an easy drinker but it just hasn't have much oomph behind it in the flavor department.

delta490, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

codyb1991, Aug 08, 2014
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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.