Citra Weiss
Amager Bryghus

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
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3.61 | pDev: 3.05%
Amager Bryghus
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: 25 IBU. Hopped with Citra.
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Dec 08, 2014
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

You can hear the carbonation from the uncapping, with a vigorous "vzzzt" escaping from the bottle. Even when poured slowly, a huge, aerated head forms, collapsing in very topological patterns. It almost looks like marshmallow fluff. It's captivating.

Body is an extremely hazed deep golden colour, much like a hef, and it has some good weight to the body. Overall, it's a lovely looking brew.

Nose is redolent with suitably citrussy hops, giving a sharp fragrance which almost completely overrides the delicate wheat beer esters that are present as well. It's an odd mixture in any case, but it's very much skewed towards the hops. I can't say I can see much subtlety, but the brashness is invigorating in a way.

Taste is a little bit flatter than expected, with the hops getting a big run through the centre of the palate and again rampaging over the mild wheat characters. These only really get a look in at the finish, where a subtle yeasty bread character is felt. It's unapologetic about what it's about, and that showcasing Citra, but it's really lacking some balance.

Feel is light, but refreshing. Again, something fuller would cushion the hops a bit more.

Still, that being said, it's an extremely drinkable beer. Very light on the palate, not a huge ABV, and although the hop character is very much the main event, it's clean and refreshing, meaning it makes a good drinkin' beer.

Apr 05, 2011
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baggio from Sweden

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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A: Pale yellowish with a huge white head.

S: Phenols, German yeast, Citric notes.

T: Wheat, Phenols, Wet bread, Citric notes.

M: Lots of carbonation with a kind of sharp bitterness. Easy drink.

Quite refreshing but very simple and not "weiss" enough. If this was a german-style weissbier it would have been so much better. Now it feels more like an lame american wheatbeer.

Nov 24, 2010
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laituegonflable from Australia

3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale saffron colour with plenty o' translucent haze. Head is overly generous, frothing up to dominate the glass with white, sticky webs of lace. Looks good, but head is too much.

Smell is largely weizeny. Plenty of musty yeast aromas that border on funky; green apple with clove, lucerne and a slight cheese rind. Plenty of fruit hiding at the back, pineapple and citrus but the yeast overrides it. Pleasant, but expected more of a blend.

Taste has a fair floral hit on the assault - tropical notes with some lemon zest, grapefruit and pineapple. Gets musty towards the mid with phenolic spice and slight tart funk flavours. Metallic hints with clove, brass and some lucerne, very slight hint of sulfur as well. The finish is cleanly bitter for the most part, with some resinous hop oils departing to leave a lingering metallic trace on the hang. It's a well-made weizen palate with some interesting hop notes spiking here and there, but somehow I'm not getting the coherence between the flavours and it all seems a bit of a hodge-podge.

Quite spicy on the feel with plenty of carbonation and sharp yeast notes providing piquancy. Can't say I love it, although it suits the style.

A pleasant beer and a valiant effort, although the overall results lacks a bit of mojo.

May 10, 2011
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a large lasting head and lots of lacing.
Nose is extremely fruity! Loads of mandarin, apple, pear, kumquat and peach, absolutely crazy! Not much wheat shows through although there is a subtle doughy note. Later on some spicy and grassy hops also enter.
Flavours pretty much perfectly mirror the aromas perfectly: lots of fruit first, then a grassy hoppy hit with a little bit of wheat in the background. Finishes with a bold sharp bitterness. The grassy notes are off-putting, I've found this can be an issue with too much dry-hopping/flame-out additions.
Carbonation is much too high.

Feb 08, 2011
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ADZA from Australia

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

This brew pours a cloudy honey hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a frothy two finger head and lacing all over the place,the smell is honey,bananna,candied wheat and boiled candy,it has a light-medium bodied well carbontated mouthfeel and has tastes of citrus,piney hops,boiled candy and finishes with a piney wheat bitterness,overall its alright without being great i mean i probably wont revisit this anytime soon with my hard earned but would not knock back if offered.

Feb 10, 2011
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rarbring from Sweden

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is cloudy honey and lemon yellow, a white high head that settles slowly and unevenly, leaving very much lacing.

The smell is sweet, ripe lemon, spicy notes, cardamom, clove. Some lemon peel.

Tasting of sweet white wheat bread, ripe lemons, spices, clove, ginger, grape-fruit zest.

Medium high carbonation, the fluid is semi-soft with a good body and a dry finish.

A refreshing and perky wheat beer.

Apr 04, 2011
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Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 7 ratings