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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

474 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 12
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:
Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

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3.56/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of arizcards
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Bottled on 3-14-13...whoops this is a tad bit outdated...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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a foamy white head that leaves a great web of lacing on the glass; aroma is pungent, skunky hop goodness. Not sure if I get citrus from citra; the scent seems more musk to me; I can see why people say "cat-pee", but it's a smell that is appealing with the hop connotation. The citrus comes in the flavor; tangerine rind, grapefruit pith. The malt backbone seems weak and small, a little water cracker and some white rice. Mouthfeel not quite light lager but still very thin. Carbonation has strong bite, also comparable to light lager levels. An interesting and sessionable beer at only 4.4%, very much a great summer brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright clear yellow with just a 1/4 of head that sounds like it will fizz out quickly but makes quite a hefty lace ring.
S - Well it does smell clean and hoppy which is exceptional for a blonde ale. Mild grains and sweeter malts balance.
T - Mild lemon bite and an almost carbonated water like hop flavor so muted its not as great.
M - Bubbly easy drinking and crisp summer ale.

Overall most blonde ales are pretty similar. Light, muted flavors, and somewhat sweet so to style it's really quite good.

Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.