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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured into DFH signature glass; clear bright yellow-orange with lots of bubbles and a moderate fizzy white head that falls quickly into a ring of foam with lively carbonation peeking through.
Smells lightly of dank herbal hops, with lesser notes of tropical fruit and citrus, as well as some grassy scents and light, slightly metallic clear malt.
Taste is wide-open and clean; extremely light clear malt gives way to...nothing. This is probably an old bottle, but there's just no hop flavor here. There's a slightly leafy crispness, and perhaps the ancient ghost of what may have been some sort of fruit at one point, but that's it.
Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy, finishes crisp.
Overall, this is probably a lot better fresh. Citra doesn't seem to hold up very well under too many months on the shelf, but if you could find this fresh, it'd probably be one hell of a tasty session beer.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Knobpolisher
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Knobpolisher, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy yellowish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly hoppy, some citrus notes as well. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, a bit minty, some citrus, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing summer brew.

tone77, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4/5  rDev +11.1%

SortaAmbivalent, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Waveoff, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BostonPhilly, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

einman, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Jame515, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

buckyp, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

zismasterflex, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

beagle75, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

arizcards, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Hoganlaw, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

PatDow, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

gefinley, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ChipMurray, Sep 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

HRamz3, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Morey, Sep 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

JohnSnowNW, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

mdavidson, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Beer4Mike, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

OscarO67, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

davet100, Aug 30, 2013
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.