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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

410 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | 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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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-21-2012 16:05:59 | More by CoryR
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seanbren


5/5  rDev +39.3%

03-29-2012 13:59:58 | More by seanbren
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-01-2012 07:11:08 | More by shelby415
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-15-2012 22:10:21 | More by sharpski
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-08-2012 03:51:41 | More by Wetpaperbag
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2012 01:44:27 | More by stampfler07
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very light gold color with a medium to large, light, fluffy, effervescent, pillowy, white heat. Decent retention leaving a very thin lace.

S - Plenty of citrus hop aroma but not too much of the tropical fruit you often get with Citra hops. Orange and tangerine along with a spiced floral (slightly herbal) hops. Some biscuity and light wheat malt sweetness.

T - Similar to the nose. There is a decent amount of the citrusy hops that also have the spiced characteristic. There is a decent malt backbone. Fairly bitter and spicy toward the end with a slight grassy astringency. Hints of lemon.

M - Light body with plenty of carbonation. Light, zesty, and effervescent.

D - Pretty easy to drink and overall it works together fairly well. The Citra hops definitely make this beer. The linger spiced flavor and bitterness are slightly off-putting though.

Notes: Not bad for a light summer beer. Citra hops are what make this beer. A little strong with the spiced aspects, grass, and bitterness and a touch thin (which compounds the first problem) but overall this is a nice change of pace summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 15:44:18 | More by FreshHawk
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jskennedy

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-28-2012 00:22:58 | More by jskennedy
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BlakeMatt

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-27-2012 00:01:15 | More by BlakeMatt
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cougarbait

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-21-2012 07:46:49 | More by cougarbait
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gkunkle

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-18-2012 19:02:04 | More by gkunkle
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switzer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-18-2012 00:05:00 | More by switzer
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

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

Repost of review from hacked account "jmkratt" :(

look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack last night. I am a big fan of the Citra hop so that was the deciding factor in that I am not a big fan of Blondes.

A - Poured from undated brown bottle to pint glass. Pours a soft golden color, crystal clear. A 1/2 finger white head with a little retention and some lacing.

S - The citra hops provide the characteristic sweet citrusy floral aroma. Some biscuit malt present. I would have cared for a more powerful citra aroma, it's a little muted.

T - The Citra hops provide a nice sweet citrus flavor from the get go. A mild bitterness and earthy/grassy tone comes next. The beer seems rather thin and unbalanced though. The malty sweetness and biscuit flavor doesn't seem to quite gel with the hop flavors. Slightly sweet finish, not bitter.

M - Fairly smooth and lightly crisp. Light bodied. Finishes slightly soapy.

O - Again I am not a fan of the Blonde's but I found this beer to have a lot of potential but ultimately underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-08-2011 16:37:16

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 20:02:30 | More by hopfacebrew
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-14-2012 00:47:01 | More by mbs11
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mactrail

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a great concept-- add some hops to a Blonde Ale. Pale golden in the glass. The head does seem to dissipate more than you'd like, but quite spritzy on the tongue. A pleasant hoppy spiciness with a hint of tangerine. Somehow the bitterness is still within the Blonde range. Aroma is light but very flowery. Borders on the acidic with kind of a club soda taste with the beeriness. All very light and quaffable.

Certainly a gem in an unworthy category. Glad to see someone creating some new light yet flavorful beers. Label dated July 19 11.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 05:49:47 | More by mactrail
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-12-2011 00:21:22 | More by inflatablechair
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-09-2011 23:27:55 | More by Popp24
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arein13

Arizona

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-05-2011 05:05:57 | More by arein13
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-26-2011 07:09:40 | More by GarrettB714
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AndySim

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.3%

11-19-2011 01:16:40 | More by AndySim
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projhex

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-15-2011 20:14:52 | More by projhex
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 16:50:11 | More by TEAMHOLT
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 15:35:44 | More by Lawnboy33
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Crossmd

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured 43 degrees Fahrenheit into a tulip glass. Born date: April 26th, 2011.

Pours a hazy light orange with an active and rapidly dissipating two finger white head. no lacing to speak of.

Smell is an excellently projected, and wonderfully layered and clean tangerine, apricot, pear and lemon.

Flavor is relatively reflected and maintained, with slightly less complexity than I was expecting. Finish consists of some light citrus hops that add bitters, but are safe, and nowhere close to being offensive.

Mouthfeel is pretty intensely disappointing. Lack of carbonation and weakness of weight really detracts from the taste IMO. Good balance of dryness and oil, but lifeless, and contradicting.

Sessionable, but at the end of the day, really sort of a letdown. The mouthfeel gives a decent nose and flavor an extraordinarily anemic quality that makes it a lot less fun. It's my wish that they had gone for cohesion instead of a drinkability that results in confliction.

77.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 15:22:46 | More by Crossmd
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Phelps

Arizona

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Widmer citra blonde

Enjoyed in a shaker pint.

Pale honey in color, with amazing clarity. A thin, filmy head of grayish white sits atop.

Fruity nose. Pear, apricot and crackers balance perfectly with Citra hops, which lend their own notes of grass, sweet flowers and citrus peel. This is a pretty fantastic aroma.

The follow-through isn’t perfect, but the flavor does display most of what I got in the nose: citrus, floral stuff, orange blossom, grass, sweet apricot, peach. It’s still good, just not as bright as in the aroma.

Light carbonation amidst a medium-light body. As is propoer for such a summery brew, it’s fairly light on the palate, with a super dry finish.

While I wish the flavor did more to mimic the nose, this was surprisingly tasty. Crisp, summery and drinkable. Citrus hops in a blonde — who’d have thunk?

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 22:36:07 | More by Phelps
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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