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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | 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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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-23-2014 04:49:28 | More by BKotch
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alostplot

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2014 18:01:58 | More by alostplot
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Catherinebales


5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-17-2014 00:49:41 | More by Catherinebales
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wrightst

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-16-2014 00:05:23 | More by wrightst
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thecoon


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-15-2014 09:21:15 | More by thecoon
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-14-2014 20:50:07 | More by OldhouseRecs
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a...I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it...a blonde color. DANGIT! The head isn't even a finger high, and has a white shade. Retention isn't good. Tiny specks of lacing are left on the glass.

S: That textbook Citra stank is there in full force. I'm picking up little to no malt backbone. As a way to show off Citra and nothing more, it does a respectable job - still, I wish there was a bit less stank and a bit more tropical fruit notes. Damnit, I wish this was fresh, then again I only have myself to blame for leaving it in the fridge for a damn month.

T: The general flavor is pretty light. A touch of melon to start, and some crackery malt that intertwines with the hop notes on its finish. It's dead simple, but it gets the job done.

M: Light, dry, light, dry, light, dry, light, and oh yeah, dry, too. The carbonation is intense, almost overly so. Still, it's stupidly easy to drink, and also refreshing.

O: There's room for improvement - the Citra hops could be shown off better, and it could also use less of a carbonic bite - but it's nice enough in its current state. Give me a six pack and 100 degree weather, and I'd probably think of this in a much better light. It certainly beats BMC, that's for damn sure (wait...)

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:40:36 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ttylicki

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-08-2014 02:55:14 | More by ttylicki
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-07-2014 00:51:05 | More by IdrinkGas
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durwood64

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

06-04-2014 21:59:39 | More by durwood64
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2014 11:40:06 | More by hozersr
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cjgator3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-04-2014 01:42:48 | More by cjgator3
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-03-2014 16:02:07 | More by NJBeer265
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KateK

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-02-2014 04:04:32 | More by KateK
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2014 22:53:33 | More by Hockey_Fan
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-31-2014 02:18:21 | More by TaylorBrake
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TheBeerbarian

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-29-2014 08:26:58 | More by TheBeerbarian
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-28-2014 22:20:02 | More by Latarnik
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rkinney

Washington

1/5  rDev -72.2%

05-22-2014 20:38:14 | More by rkinney
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2014 02:38:03 | More by crowsnest
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-21-2014 01:52:46 | More by Stofko1992
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2014 12:39:21 | More by Griffith
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demosixt

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-16-2014 23:25:30 | More by demosixt
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Big_Beers

Idaho

4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- straw yellow, small head that clings to the glass and carbonation

smell: The citra hops are the star of this beer- some grassy notes

Taste: The bitterness of the citrus hops is perfectly balanced with malty sweetness. This hop has a high alpha bitterness and this beer is very balanced.

m: light bodied medium carbonation

Overall: for a profile of a great hop this beer showcases it extremely well. Great session beer and I believe it is underrated based on the brewery,,,no need to be pretentious

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 00:38:43 | More by Big_Beers
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blurredline

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 01:31:10 | More by blurredline
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.