Citra Blonde Summer Brew | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

489 Ratings
Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

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3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Poured almost two bottles in a Widmer imperial pint glass. Nice finger and a half of white foam, pours a very clear light copper color. Foam settles to a nice ring and a floating thin layer on top. Light lace.

Smell: (4.0)
- Big citrus, spicy, and grassy aromas. Light sweetness, sugars, subtle grain. Light bread. Mostly hops dominate the smell of this one. Big grassy hops.

Taste: (3.5)
- Light citrus bite. Grassy touch, light malt sweetness. Zingy lemon, grassy herbs, light spice and floral quality. Quite refreshing and light. Not much malt, but a light clean sweetness is present.

Mouth Feel: (3.0)
- Light zesty touch makes the palate water. Not drying really, and rather light bodied. Well carbonated.

Overall: (3.5)
- Overall this is a great cold drinker for a hot day. It's very light on the malt side, and you can tell they really played with the hops to create this beers flavor. It's light, bubbly, and refreshing. A beer I am sure most anybody would enjoy, or be able to get started on for a path through craftbeerdom. Overall the beers looks are average.. not a huge amount of lace or cloudiness. A little too typical for my liking, but the hops certainly stand out among others. Worth a try.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a slightly hazy golden amber with an average white head. Strong, hoppy, fruity and slightly sweet aroma calls for a taste. Hoppy flavor borders on evergreen but surprisingly is not bitter, and has a nice fruity undertone and a hint of malt. Fizzy, lively texture is truly lip-smacking. Bottoms up for summer!

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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a one inch white head that clearly doesn't want to stick around too long. There are some small bubbles and some big bubbles, we'll see about lacing. The body is completely see through, frankly the body looks exactly like a lager, just a hair darker in color, but not by much. Medium carbonation. Overall the look it pretty lame, nothing too great here. Very clean and fresh smell on the nose, slight hints of hops and also some malt. There might be some lemon or orange in here, but if there is it is very small. Overall the smell is decent, nothing too great. Very small hop taste, mostly malt on this beer, and really gross malt really. It kinda tastes like malt they would use in a blue moon seasonal or something, not good at all. To it's credit there is a small fruit taste, maybe even honey, but that doesn't save it from the lack of hops and the bad malt taste. Overall a very mediocre taste. The mouthfeel is decent, a little light for my liking, but I guess it works for the style. Drinkability is pretty high, but only because it's so light. Overall a pretty average beer, nothing too impressive, other than the fact that I did get some good lacing.

After I drank this beer more and more it did get crisper and easier to drink, and a little tasty, but it just has too many faults for me to change my rating.

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3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Very clear and light. Nice white head.

Smell- Floral hops and a little bit of malt. Some grassy note as well.

Taste- Floral and grassy taste. Some bitterness.

Mouthfeel- For a beer this light it has a good mouthfeel.

Overall- This is a good summer bbq beer, but lacks some depth. I am glad to try it but don't know if I will buy another 6er. My wife on the other hand is all over this beer.

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Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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