1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 455
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Citra Blonde Summer Brew Alström Bros
Ratings: 455 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Donkster46, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pouring a deeper, slightly cloudy gold, it has a short-lasting fizzy white head. A miniscule amount hangs on and leaves some lacing. The aroma is almost non-existent with a slight funky earthy hops and malt sweetness to it. The taste is little more complex than the aroma. There is a light hint more robust malt on the finish I can't quite identify. The body is a little watery and thin. It's definitely an easy drinker but it just hasn't have much oomph behind it in the flavor department.

delta490, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of codyb1991
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

codyb1991, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 -3%

TeachChefs, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -3%

JohnK17, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of earljones199
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 +17.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Grinky
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Grinky, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of tpacek
4/5  rDev +10.8%

tpacek, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of hayesjw
3.5/5  rDev -3%

hayesjw, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Aquavit
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Aquavit, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of drrone
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

drrone, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Tanktizzo
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Tanktizzo, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Rocketman2013, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of sleepycaptain
3.5/5  rDev -3%

sleepycaptain, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of dmadsen
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

dmadsen, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 -3%

DOCRW, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of SJbigtuna
3/5  rDev -16.9%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev -3%

cjgiant, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of carrollmel7
4/5  rDev +10.8%

carrollmel7, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Andrew24
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Andrew24, Jul 11, 2014
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.