Pale Ale Citra
Brouwerij Kees

Pale Ale CitraPale Ale Citra
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,915
Ranked #33,683
3.68 | pDev: 7.88%
Brouwerij Kees
Pale Ale CitraPale Ale Citra
Notes: Traditionally brewed English Pale Ale, but now with American hop influences. English Marris Otter malt gives the beer a nice full flavor despite only 4,6% Alc.

Dry-hopped with Citra hops.
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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky, brown coloration with a tiny, wispy head. Smells of biscuity, bready malt and citrus/tropical hops, with the citrus notes clearly dominating. Taste follows the nose, with some sweet'ish biscuity, bready malt and lightly resinous citrus/tropical hops, with the citrus dominating with notes of grapefruit, tangerine and lime peel, as well as some lighter papaya and pine. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some citrus and pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light body and medium/low carbonation.

This is an odd one, not sure if there's something off with it or not. It definitely looks oxidized, with a disgusting, murky brown coloration and also feels lightly undercarbonated and a bit thin and watery, but the aroma and taste is actually all right, with some nice, but not terribly expressive, citrus and tropical hops rounded out by some biscuity, bready malt, with a decent balance.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the Duvel guy.

From a bottle into a snifter
EBC: 12
EBU: 52
Marris Otter and caramunich malts
Citra and Summit hops

APPEARANCE: Pour a 1+ finger, medium looking, creamy white head with great retention. Hazy gamboge orange with lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a bubbly cap and clings to the glass. A half wisp remains until the end and leaves some bubbly foam on the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Lots of citrus hops wit lemon, grassy pine, honeydew melon and passion fruit on the nose. Nice stuff and plenty bold as well. Malt profile is not really a factor much, though there is a touch of honey in there.

TASTE: Pale and bready malts with some sweet passion fruit up front. Citra hops as well, and a flavorful finish of lemon, pine, passion fruit, some grassy notes and enough bitterness as balance. Flavorful and the bready malt base shows itself more in the flavor than in the nose.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Weighty enough for the style, creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch mouth coating.

OVERALL: Good stuff all around. The flavor was a little more malty than the nose had lead on, but I appreciate a good malt base for my hops, so it was a welcome surprise. A good beer, though it is nothing overly out of the ordinary for the style. A perfectly good brew for a warm summer day.

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Photo of Marius
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Hazy and bright yellow pour with a white head. Fruity and floral aroma, mixed with a bit of dankness, with notes of citrus and raw vegetation. Very bitter, without much malt backbone, but quite drinkable if you enjoy this type of brew.

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Photo of safaricook
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer again and again over the years. It is a go to when looking for a sessionable hop-expressive beer. This time it was exceptional though as the tropical hop flavours really came through. I believe the recipe was slightly adjusted and in a good way. Recommended.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very nice beer by Kees. It has a nice hoppiness and a good full flavour. The colour and smell fit the quality. Overall a good beer. The only downside is a definite bitter aftertaste that is a bit to much.

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Pale Ale Citra from Brouwerij Kees
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings