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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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452 Ratings
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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Photo of HamdenHector
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%

A: crystal clear; golden in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly; no lacing;

S: citra, citra; citra, with some light malt in the background;

T; the grain and malt are much more prevalent here, with the citra peeking through;

M: light bodied; light carbonation (the keg kicked on the next pour, so that may have affected this);

O: refreshing and well balance, although I would have preferred more citra flavor;

HamdenHector, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of TeachChefs
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TeachChefs, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JohnK17, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of earljones199
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance- Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very clear rich golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Very faint smell. Have to really try to get the smell of citrus and mainly lemon. Not a bad smell just not overwhelming or anything that stands out.

Taste- Light flavor with some bready malts and some light citrus hops. Very balanced and delightfully refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Light and thin. Very refreshing with a lot of great carbonation that just adds to the carbonation.

Overall- Very refreshing summer beer. Perfect for a hot day. Nothing over the top but a very well balanced beer that does its job perfectly.

earljones199, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Grinky
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Grinky, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of tpacek
4/5  rDev +11.1%

tpacek, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

hayesjw, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Aquavit
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Aquavit, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of drrone
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

drrone, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Tanktizzo, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Rocketman2013, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sleepycaptain, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of dmadsen
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

dmadsen, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a single bottle into a pint glass. 7/4

Pours translucent dirty gold with a ring of white foam. Malty chalky nose, a little citrus. Taste is a subtle pale, almost helles. Backed by some lemon citrus. Very mild and even. Flavorful summer brew, balanced and not too sweet. Good for the fourth.

KTCamm, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DOCRW, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cjgiant, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

carrollmel7, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Andrew24
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Andrew24, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Straw blonde pour produces a 2+ finger eggshell white head that had a milky cream consistency and texture. Strong glass consuming effervesce rises within a light, hazy pumpkin orange colored body. Head retention is well lasting with a nice amount of lace coverage on the vessel.

S: Aroma of sweet juicy grapefruit, freshly sliced, and strong citrus notes were wet and lively, that soon settled to a softly dry barley grain and dry lemon peel finish. You really have to get a good wiff the second this hits the vessel because the aroma does't stay dominant for long, but for a few brief moments.

T: Flavor of tart grapefruit, fresh barley grains, dry, with a nice bite of lemon and dry citrus that follows. Touch of grain sweetness sneaks in briefly for balance with an overall good deal of soft, dry hop bitterness per style and some straw on the fade.

M: Wheaty mouthful, nearing mid-body depth with a good resistence when swirled on the tongue. Frothy texture, good carbonation rate, bittering and dry on the swallow.

O: Overall while i wished the citra hops lasted a bit longer on the nose, this did follow within the guidelines per style of an american blonde. Nice soft dry grain base, bittering more typical per style, but lightly dry, a body that was a bit fuller with a pretty decent rate of drinkability. While not a big fan of Widmers earlier works they do seem to be progressing. Final thoughts, while those might be expecting a big burst of tropical citra hops, this is more focused on traditional style, softly dry bittering, and not meant to be an ipa. Overall pretty decent per style.

beerthulhu, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Mrbseward, Jul 08, 2014
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.