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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
81
good

413 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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jeffeljefe

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-05-2013 06:20:06 | More by jeffeljefe
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jesus808

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-04-2013 08:31:11 | More by jesus808
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psmith161

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-04-2013 01:02:26 | More by psmith161
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which looks as if it will have little retention at all. It certainly won't survive describing the appearance. The head is pure cotton white while the body is a hazy golden straw which glows with hints of orange when held up to the light. Only tiny spots of lacing left behind.

Nose- Pretty much what you should expect from a beer with this name and these hops. Citrus, citrus, citrus. Grapefruit seems to be most dominant aspect (with a nice note of mustiness) followed by orange and then some weak lemon. Faint hints of armpit or dirty sock that compliment the citrus very well. Slight grain notes on the nose as well.

Taste- Lemon is the first note that I get when I taste this beer, followed by some grain notes and then a mild grapefruit bitterness. Ever so light notes of pine and resin on the finish. The lemon is kind of weak tasting and lacks the complexity that the citrus notes of the nose have. There is also a mineral or chalky aspect on the finish that I seem to always get from Widmer's beers. It's not bad but I don't think I've ever had a Widmer beer without it. Some hints of other fruit- a little white grape, some berry. Fairly true to the style but that mineral taste that would usually attributed to Saaz hops cannot be. It is certainly not strong, herbal, or earthy enough to be from noble hops. A little thin tasting. Pretty average to slightly above average beer.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with faint syrupy characteristics. Carbonation is just right.

Drinkability- This goes down like a tastier version of water. Would be very good introduction for a BMC drinker. Not exactly crisp but goes down very easy.

Overall- Pretty average but would drink it if I were offered it.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:25:35 | More by artoolemomo
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-02-2013 00:44:08 | More by lcdawg
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-01-2013 01:39:44 | More by lakersfan16
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-30-2013 13:39:24 | More by laxer8811
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-28-2013 02:55:33 | More by MrMcGibblets
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-26-2013 21:35:39 | More by Tertullian007
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buffcityx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-26-2013 19:30:28 | More by buffcityx
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-26-2013 18:53:19 | More by MtOrion
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-25-2013 17:12:20 | More by OregonGrown7
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DSkilling

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-25-2013 07:49:20 | More by DSkilling
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-25-2013 00:38:06 | More by fishguyac
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MadWolf

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-24-2013 13:43:43 | More by MadWolf
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zagduck

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: slightly cloudy, gold color with white head

Smell: delicious, smells like citrusy but not in an overpowering way. If this beer tastes as good as it smells, it will be fantastic.

Taste: citrus with a hoppy bitterness. Very unique.

Mouthfeel: more carbonated than I would prefer not still makes for easy drinkability

Overall: this is a fantastic beer. It is the quintessential summer beer. It is citrusy and refreshing without being too sweet. This is a very well balanced beer. I can't think of a better beer to enjoy on a warm summer evening.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2013 05:02:17 | More by zagduck
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-23-2013 01:45:35 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-22-2013 21:49:43 | More by mikehillman
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-21-2013 14:17:27 | More by bconsidine
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-21-2013 01:07:34 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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TheMarkE

California

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber with a decent head and moderate lacing.

Smell: Sweet malts and citrus.

Taste: Citrus and malt.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and refreshing. No bitter aftertaste to speak of, despite the citra hops.

The Verdict: Damn good. If there were more bitterness I would call it an IPA. This could become one of my favorite summer brews.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 22:52:03 | More by TheMarkE
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Lazaro

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-19-2013 01:36:35 | More by Lazaro
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leedorham

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-17-2013 21:53:51 | More by leedorham
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Topher78

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-17-2013 18:49:20 | More by Topher78
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TrojanWheels

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-16-2013 05:09:53 | More by TrojanWheels
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.