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Citra Blonde Summer Brew - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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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)
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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Due South glass on 6/6/12
*From notes

-- Bottle date: 5/17/12 --

A: Clean pale mid-day yellow in color. A good pour yields a 2.25 finger white head. Nice bubbles and decent lacing at first, though they don't hang around as the beer warms. The collar is disappointing.

S: Some citra hop oil, lemon-lime and fresh white bread.

T: Low key citra and citrus. Some lemon scone and crushed mint follow. The finish is dry. I quite dig this. Extremely refreshing and perfect for summer.

M: Light bodied. Crisp. Clean edges make for easy drinking.

O: I'll call myself more then surprised by Widmer's Summer Citra. I genuinely enjoyed this summer session ale, and I see myself returning to this many times over the next couple of months. For those citra fans out there, you should make a point of getting into this one.

Rhettroactive, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear consistency. The was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Good lacing.

S: An extremely sweet, surprisingly fragrant aroma of citrus, malt, and hops.

T: Tasted of citrus (the advertised lemon), mild hops, and malt. Doesn't quite live up to the promise put forth by the smell, but it's still a light, refreshing flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: Blonde ales are not known for their complexity. That being said, this is an enjoyable and drinkable beer.

avalon07, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

WaydeRafnel, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -3%

denimdemon, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of dmilewsk
3.25/5  rDev -10%

dmilewsk, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Pretzels
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Pretzels, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I bought a six-pack of Citra Blonde in a grocery store. $6.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear and apparently lightly carbonated. Thin white head.

The aroma is very faint, with grain notes perhaps.

Taste is OK, a malted grain flavor up front, with a little fruity tase on the finish. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a drinkable beer, it would good on a hot day after mowing the lawn. But I doubt I'll have this again.

RJLarse, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear yellow/orange color. Head is attractive. Head is bright white and of good height and build. Head also retains well yet leaves very mild lacing. Pretty looking.

S-The citra hops really stand out in the nose. The hops are not incredibly strong in the nose but that citra aroma is clear and stressed. Citra hops are incredibly pleasant smelling in their own regard. Light spices and a noticeable cracker maltiness. Light nose but an attractive one.

T-Actually quite enjoyable. The citra hops are rather mild but they taste delicious. Light orange juice and apricots. Fresh and juicy. Unfortunately there is a metallic twang in the middle of the flavor. Grainy and a bit bready. Overall, pleasant.

M-Very light. Bubbly. I drank my glass very, very quickly. Great Summer brew feel and body. Very crisp.

O/D-Overall, aside from the metallic flavor found during some sips, this is a pretty nice Summer brew. Love citra hops. They did this one quite well.

VelvetExtract, May 31, 2012
Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Peach mostly with some orange, slight hoppiness, slightly spicy.

L: Crystal clear, straw yellow, white creamy head that dissipates.

T: Dry, clean malt with some grain on the finish. Medium low bitterness with some peachy hoppiness. Finishes fairly clean and semi-dry. More grain and just a hint of peach.

M: Medium high carbonation, light bodied, crisp.

Was hoping the citra hops would come through in the flavor. Didn't really. Not bad though, crisp and clean.

bum732, May 29, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev -3%

cestlavie, May 28, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -3%

HoistinBrews, May 20, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I just had this at the Old Chicago.

The pour is a pale gold with near no head of foam, no lacing.

The smell is of lemons and grain, overall a slightly bitterish nose.

The taste is of lemon, grain, an earthy malt note, not big on flavour but not offensive and pretty easy drinking though I stopped after 1 pint.

This isn't a bad brew in the big picture and pretty decent for the style. Worth a go, I say.

Bitterbill, May 20, 2012
Photo of VonZipper
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

VonZipper, May 20, 2012
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into standard pint. Served at 50F Freshness date on bottle.

A: Aggressive pour nets a huge white head. As the head calms down it becomes a frothy tight pillow that is leaving a considerable lacing. Pretty blonde color and very clear.

S: Citrusy hints of orange and sweet lemon with a bit of pink grapefruit. A swirl releases a bit more earth from the hops and when blended with the sweet citrus and malt it smells like summer should.

T: a lot like the nose after the swirl. Slightly earthy hops and sweet citrus. The malt I think adds the hint of sweet up front. Tastes good but not as good as it smells.

M: Good body, light enough to drink during the heat and heavy enough feel like an ale.

O: Good beer, I do not regret the 6pack I picked up at all. Might even recommend this as the summer seasonal we pick up at the little cafe I work at.

N3rdM3t4l, May 16, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +10.8%

tdmccarthy, May 16, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This clean golden-amber ale pours with an attractive fine white head of carbonation, and with a light but pleasant lace on the glass.

Aroma is fruit-forward. I get nicely-sweet orange.

Flavor-wise, this one is citrus-hoppy, but there's no bitterness, as it's all balanced by a prominent sweet malt profile.

secondtooth, May 12, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
Photo of stercomm
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Light straw/honey in color, very clear, slight white head, recedes quickly leaving a slight layer, nice lacing.

S - Getting lots of hops, orange and tangerine, almost a sweaty gym locker scent.

T - Lots of orange and tangerine, nicely balanced get bitterness on the front with a slight malty backbone, very dry finish.

M - Medium bodied, slight carbonation.

O - Given it was an 80+F degree day a nice summer brew. Refreshing but with some bite to it.

stercomm, May 06, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i really liked this one. it surprised me quite a bit, this is a major step up from the legions of watery summer brews. pours a radiant orange color with a tall white head and some haze. smells fruity and yeasty. fresh oranges for sure, possibly some tangerines in there as well, and a floral hop aroma. taste is sort of similar to new belgium's biere de mars, spicy and refreshing. they citrus flavor is great, not at all bitter, and a perfect complement to the yeast. im very impressed with this beer. the feel works well too, spunky carbonation and a medium body. there is a crispness to this that makes it an excellent warm weather beer, but i think it could be great in all seasons. a winner for sure.

StonedTrippin, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +10.8%

CoryR, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of seanbren
5/5  rDev +38.5%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3%

shelby415, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -16.9%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Wetpaperbag, Feb 08, 2012
Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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