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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | 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 -3%

Moheban, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

bigbeers84, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

civicm87, Dec 04, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Once more, my thanks go out to my local, in-person trader, tone77. There are just so many beers available now that I would probably gloss over a large portion of them, but he keeps me grounded.

From the bottle: "Citra hops lend their name, aroma and striking citrus flavor to the soft malt notes of this uniquely refreshing golden ale."; "It's a perfect pairing that's perfectly refreshing from the first sip to the last. Prost! to summer [undersigned] Kent [? &] Rob".

My anxious pour netted me just over two fingers of dense, bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a slightly-hazy sunshine yellow (SRM = 4) and I found myself wishing for the return of warmer weather. I just attended my 30-year high school reunion last night and by the end, my feet and right knee caused me to have to sit down. Today, the arthritis in my hands is kicking it. Warmth would be good right about now. The foam fell as I typed, leaving beautiful lacing in its wake. I plan on running the dishwasher later today so it all works out. The jackhammer can remain in the basement as a result. Nose was citrusy, evocative of tangerines or mandarin oranges. Mouthfeel was light, not thin per se, but not big, either. Upon tasting it, I definitely stand behind tangerines in terms of taste. A nice breakfast beer, although I have already eaten breakfast. Finish was semi-dry and this would make an excellent lawnmower beer during the summertime.

woodychandler, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

BigJim5021, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

BeerMeister8, Nov 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

TEdubbaD, Nov 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Bouder32, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Boone757, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

guldseth, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ali1987, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Lovely85, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

nickfl, Oct 26, 2013
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TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 23, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Knobpolisher, Oct 12, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

einman, Sep 29, 2013
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.