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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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jco3rd

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2012 22:28:39 | More by jco3rd
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into Summit pint glass

Look is a clear golden orange, small white head, smells of grassy hops but with an unpleasant rubbery scent. Crisp medium-light feel with lightly peppery lemongrass hops dancing over dusty grain and syrupy malt.

OK summer brew that smells a little funky and doesn't really stand out from others on the market. Maybe this was a bad bottle, however I still ended up enjoying it.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 11:19:22 | More by jimmah120
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 1206-NH-JUL0312. Sampled on December 8, 2012.

The color is pale yellow with a kind of olive hue with little to no head and whatever head it starts with quickly dissipates.

The aroma is pleasant enough with a clean sweetness and vaguely hopped background along with a hint of grapefruit.

The body is very much what I would expect for the style with a light to medium feel.

At first the taste is on the sweet side but it slowly evolves into a clean, crisp hop flavor but not much lingers at the end. Still, it would be refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 02:03:42 | More by puboflyons
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finger of head. A cloudy, light straw colored body.
A nice citrus (lemon and grapefruit) smell.
A great lemon bitter taste from beginning to end. A real summer lemonade. Ends with a sweet note. Great balance.
Crisp and clean texture. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
A really good summer brew. On the lighter side as a blonde but has great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 21:56:47 | More by Fatehunter
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jratt79

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2012 01:05:38 | More by jratt79
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cmeinz

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-17-2012 05:24:39 | More by cmeinz
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Kastler

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2012 04:18:09 | More by Kastler
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +38.9%

11-10-2012 20:44:06 | More by NoCurse2012
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-09-2012 00:22:40 | More by JSkone09
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TheStashRide

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-08-2012 02:24:46 | More by TheStashRide
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flyingmick

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -72.2%

10-07-2012 16:16:05 | More by flyingmick
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Tiernan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

10-04-2012 01:08:33 | More by Tiernan
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throwerbri

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

09-30-2012 15:23:02 | More by throwerbri
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JMad

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass...

The beer pours a light golden color with a coarse white head that stuck around for a bit. Smells a strong danky orange/ citrus aroma with some other fruitiness playing in the background, very pleasant indeed. I could taste orange peel with light bready malt and some grassy flavors. the beer is light with moderate carbonation and a refreshing finish. Nice summer beer, I definitely was not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:02:37 | More by JMad
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-22-2012 01:08:05 | More by TheRougeBastard
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hoptitsbrews

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-17-2012 05:14:19 | More by hoptitsbrews
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j0501

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-15-2012 12:52:02 | More by j0501
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean yellow/orange - not much head but some bubbles. Surprisingly strong nose of hops leads to a well-balanced taste. The hops steal the show, but that's not a bad thing. It's not a "wow" taste or anything, but it's clean and crisp - perfect for a summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 06:14:26 | More by TheRealBigC
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-10-2012 01:39:35 | More by Auraan
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clean golden/orange pour with 1/2" of head which quickly dissipated, nice retention.
smells of orange citrus, subtle coriander, bready yeast (your average wheat beer).
a very sweet honey-like flavor is strong on this one! the orange/coriander aspect is mainly blocked by the sweetness, the yeast gives it a nice crisp bready finish.
light body with a slight lean towards medium, nicely carbonated, crisp / refreshing.
not a bad summer ale at all - it's hard to be different and maintain style guidelines, but this one is sweeter than most - which is good for a wheat beer because they usually have that pungent bready aftertaste. this one still has a subtle aftertaste, but it is very citrusy/sweet so it makes you crave more.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 06:35:47 | More by facundoCNB
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RussBecker1


2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Pint Glass

A-Fizzy pale pour with virtually no character. Decent one to two finger foamy head that sits for a decent amount of time before dissipating.

S- The lone highlight of the beer for me. The citra hops are abound, and give off a strong distinct smell. After the hops pass however, there is not much left leaving one to assume that the taste will coincide.

M- Nothing special. It's pretty empty, not enough carbonation to be crisp, but not enough character to make an impression otherwise.

T-As expected the citra hops are apparent, but the rest of the beer is rather watery and mundane.

O-Fine to have once but I doubt I will seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 13:42:47 | More by RussBecker1
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marshmeli

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-04-2012 21:36:39 | More by marshmeli
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2012 13:31:01 | More by Bdel34
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-29-2012 02:04:34 | More by duceswild
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Murrhey

Montana

2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger white head, weak retention. Fluffy white lacing. Pale golden color, high clarity. Carbonation looks alright.

S- Sweet malts, wheat, citrusy hops and floral smells. Light, summery and sweet. Floral as well.

T- Light bodied flavor, hops are backdoor to a wheaty, grassy taste in the front. Drinkable. Not good, but passable.

M- Light, carbonation is biting.

O- Alright. Nothing special. Above bad, about average for a summery blonde ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 02:55:14 | More by Murrhey
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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