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Citra Blonde Summer Brew | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.62/5
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489 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,625
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
489
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
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20
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a...I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it, I'm not going to say it...a blonde color. DANGIT! The head isn't even a finger high, and has a white shade. Retention isn't good. Tiny specks of lacing are left on the glass.

S: That textbook Citra stank is there in full force. I'm picking up little to no malt backbone. As a way to show off Citra and nothing more, it does a respectable job - still, I wish there was a bit less stank and a bit more tropical fruit notes. Damnit, I wish this was fresh, then again I only have myself to blame for leaving it in the fridge for a damn month.

T: The general flavor is pretty light. A touch of melon to start, and some crackery malt that intertwines with the hop notes on its finish. It's dead simple, but it gets the job done.

M: Light, dry, light, dry, light, dry, light, and oh yeah, dry, too. The carbonation is intense, almost overly so. Still, it's stupidly easy to drink, and also refreshing.

O: There's room for improvement - the Citra hops could be shown off better, and it could also use less of a carbonic bite - but it's nice enough in its current state. Give me a six pack and 100 degree weather, and I'd probably think of this in a much better light. It certainly beats BMC, that's for damn sure (wait...)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- straw yellow, small head that clings to the glass and carbonation

smell: The citra hops are the star of this beer- some grassy notes

Taste: The bitterness of the citrus hops is perfectly balanced with malty sweetness. This hop has a high alpha bitterness and this beer is very balanced.

m: light bodied medium carbonation

Overall: for a profile of a great hop this beer showcases it extremely well. Great session beer and I believe it is underrated based on the brewery,,,no need to be pretentious

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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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