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Kama Citra (Høst Citra) | Beer Here

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Kama Citra (Høst Citra)Kama Citra (Høst Citra)
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
43 Ratings
Kama Citra (Høst Citra)Kama Citra (Høst Citra)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer Here
Denmark
beerhere.dk

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale malt, caramalt, Citra hops, yeast, water.

Added by bark on 06-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,841
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
43
pDev:
10.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of alphagnome
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Pours a very dark brown, borderline black, body that allows little to no light to penetrate. Huge, cream-colored head with the best retention I've seen in awhile. Plenty of lacing.

Aroma:
For the style, this one is a head-scratcher. Sweet caramel malt provides a backbone to a rather potent wintergreen and grass hop presence but it doesn't really remind me of the citra hop. A light peat character is also noticeable. This one is interesting and pleasant enough.

Taste:
Bitterness is dealt with swiftly right up front - it's not potent, however. Just as quickly, sweetness kicks in with plenty of nuttiness. Caramel and roasted malts and, of course, plenty or earthy hoppiness. Lingering in the back of every sip, you'll get a bit of tart raisin. Very interesting concoction.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied and carbonated. Finishes pretty clean but it's pretty dry.

Overall:
I'll be honest, when I grabbed this on a whim, I thought I had grabbed an IPA. Boy was I surprised when I started sipping... Silly me. I'm not typically a fan of brown ales, but, thankfully this one is a unique take on the style and I'm glad I mistakenly snagged it. HOWEVER, I'm not sure I would grab it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Shaker glass @ Animal Bar (Madrid). Dark copper color, ruby to the light. Beige & creamy crown shows fairly good retention. Toasted & floral aromas mixed with very subtle chocolate hues. Toasted malts & crispy bitterness at first sip rounded by chocolate notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Dry bitter finish. Sweet/bitter cocoa on the aftertaste. ABV well hidden in a well balanced, no flat beer.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown (almost black) in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some cola brown + dark amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts with moderate aromas of coffee and citrus/lemon hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of lightly roasted chocolate malts with some hints of cocoa. There are lighter notes of coffee with some light to moderate flavors of citrus/lemon hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Good amounts of complexity to the flavors and aromas of this beer and the citra hops do not compete with the flavors of this brown ale - kind of a unique pairing of hops and malts but I think it came off quite successfully. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of RockAZ
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citra gives this old brown ale recipe an interesting twist, tangy fruit followed by a crisper mouthfeel than one usually gets from such a dark brown ale. I don't review many beers, only about 1 in 50 that I try, or maybe even less than that since I don't think it fair to review on a 2 oz pour. So this big bottle came my way, pleasantly surprised at the mixup in styles, and I recommend you at least try it if you get the chance.

This would be great with food like hamburger or steak and fries, BBQ,; it is snappy enough to cleanse the palate and the brown malts would complement meat well.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Quite a dark brown, just barely translucent. Half-finger's worth of mocha head and good visible carbonation.

S: Citrus hops, roasted and brown malts, pine hops - but not huge on the nose.

T: Coffee and chocolate toasted malts, hop bitterness that's lightly citrus in flavor. Hop and mild roasty bittersweet in the hang. This is closer to being a balanced beer than I expected.

M: Creamy mouthfeel and a thicker body for I usually find in a brown ale, but a good amount of carbonation. The alcohol noticeable but remains in the background.

O: This was decent. Nothing I'd seek out again, but recommended to try once.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very dark brown (close to being jet black) in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a thin collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted coffee beans are present in the nose along with notes of notes hops; the smell of citrus becomes a little weaker as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of chocolate malts along hints of roasted malts and a very slight amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Using citra hops in a brown ale might seem like a far-fetched idea, but the citrusy aromas and flavors don't over power the beer so it still tastes like a brown ale with some unique complexities.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ToasterChef
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 50ml bottle is split between two pint glasses.

This is an opaque dark brown beer with a large brown head. As the head settles lots of good lacing is left behind. Also visible is a lot of clinging carbonation.

As you would expect, the aroma is full of citra hops.

The beer also has a big citrusy hop flavor. The British malts provide an earthy base, btu really, this is all about the hops.

It has an average body and good carbonation. A small coat retains plenty hop flavor.

This is an interesting beer. I've never had a brown that was this hoppy. Personally, when it comes to hoppy non-IPA beers, I tend to stick with hoppy reds and ambers, but now I've discovered the wonder of hoppy browns. I hope I can find more.

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