Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 17
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

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Ratings: 482 | Reviews: 132
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent pale golden color with a weak white head. No lacing

Mild sweet grapefruit and pale malty wheat on the nose

Flavor starts with a slight sweet and bitter citrus (grapefruit) and transitions to a semi dry wheat flavor with a tiny hint of malt and yeast

Mouthfeel is very light and smooth with mild carbonation followed by a flat wheat aftertaste

Overall I think it's a decent light and refreshing beer to session. In no part of this beer there anything bold or overwhelming. I think this would be a good beer to transition a boneheaded Bud drinker to into a craft beer drinker.

Photo of Rampage1
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: This has a nice clear,golden color to it with a nice white quarter inch head to it.

Smell: Although not a real strong hop smell there are some light, fruity qualities to this beer. A little orange and citrus in the smell. Wish it had a higher does of Citra hops in it. My favorite hop!

Taste: This is one hell of a session beer. Great little hop bite and really well balanced. Nice fruity flavor to it that is damn good. Not much malt but not really bitter at all either. Great balance.

Mouthfeel: Nice amount of carbonation and delivers a true session beer.

Overall: I have never had a really good Widmer beer and this I have to say is one I will buy again! This is a great summer beer. Besides Abita Strawberry I really like this one as well to have quite a few and really not be heavy on the palate. These will go down real easy in the Arizona Heat.

Photo of echoes
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a glass.

A: White bubbly head dissipates slowly leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Light to medium carbonation present. Color is light gold.

S: Surprisingly can't really make out the malts. Smell consists almost entirely of fruit (but not limited to citrus). Slight floral/grass scent as well. Smell is also kind of sweet. Overall the smell is quite surprisingly pleasant/good.

T: Light malts. Not much bitterness. Citrus. Light-but-satisfying crisp and sweet taste. Not a ton of taste but it does taste pretty good as everything is smooth and blends together well.

M: Medium-bodied. Slightly syrupy. A bit of carbonation.

O: Pretty nice for a clean summer beer. Would make for a good spring beer too IMO. For a beer on lighter side, this is pretty darn good. Give it a try, it might surprise you.

Photo of Docer
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Poured almost two bottles in a Widmer imperial pint glass. Nice finger and a half of white foam, pours a very clear light copper color. Foam settles to a nice ring and a floating thin layer on top. Light lace.

Smell: (4.0)
- Big citrus, spicy, and grassy aromas. Light sweetness, sugars, subtle grain. Light bread. Mostly hops dominate the smell of this one. Big grassy hops.

Taste: (3.5)
- Light citrus bite. Grassy touch, light malt sweetness. Zingy lemon, grassy herbs, light spice and floral quality. Quite refreshing and light. Not much malt, but a light clean sweetness is present.

Mouth Feel: (3.0)
- Light zesty touch makes the palate water. Not drying really, and rather light bodied. Well carbonated.

Overall: (3.5)
- Overall this is a great cold drinker for a hot day. It's very light on the malt side, and you can tell they really played with the hops to create this beers flavor. It's light, bubbly, and refreshing. A beer I am sure most anybody would enjoy, or be able to get started on for a path through craftbeerdom. Overall the beers looks are average.. not a huge amount of lace or cloudiness. A little too typical for my liking, but the hops certainly stand out among others. Worth a try.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a slightly hazy golden amber with an average white head. Strong, hoppy, fruity and slightly sweet aroma calls for a taste. Hoppy flavor borders on evergreen but surprisingly is not bitter, and has a nice fruity undertone and a hint of malt. Fizzy, lively texture is truly lip-smacking. Bottoms up for summer!

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one inch white head that clearly doesn't want to stick around too long. There are some small bubbles and some big bubbles, we'll see about lacing. The body is completely see through, frankly the body looks exactly like a lager, just a hair darker in color, but not by much. Medium carbonation. Overall the look it pretty lame, nothing too great here. Very clean and fresh smell on the nose, slight hints of hops and also some malt. There might be some lemon or orange in here, but if there is it is very small. Overall the smell is decent, nothing too great. Very small hop taste, mostly malt on this beer, and really gross malt really. It kinda tastes like malt they would use in a blue moon seasonal or something, not good at all. To it's credit there is a small fruit taste, maybe even honey, but that doesn't save it from the lack of hops and the bad malt taste. Overall a very mediocre taste. The mouthfeel is decent, a little light for my liking, but I guess it works for the style. Drinkability is pretty high, but only because it's so light. Overall a pretty average beer, nothing too impressive, other than the fact that I did get some good lacing.

After I drank this beer more and more it did get crisper and easier to drink, and a little tasty, but it just has too many faults for me to change my rating.

Photo of MADhombrewer
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Very clear and light. Nice white head.

Smell- Floral hops and a little bit of malt. Some grassy note as well.

Taste- Floral and grassy taste. Some bitterness.

Mouthfeel- For a beer this light it has a good mouthfeel.

Overall- This is a good summer bbq beer, but lacks some depth. I am glad to try it but don't know if I will buy another 6er. My wife on the other hand is all over this beer.

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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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