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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a foamy white head that leaves a great web of lacing on the glass; aroma is pungent, skunky hop goodness. Not sure if I get citrus from citra; the scent seems more musk to me; I can see why people say "cat-pee", but it's a smell that is appealing with the hop connotation. The citrus comes in the flavor; tangerine rind, grapefruit pith. The malt backbone seems weak and small, a little water cracker and some white rice. Mouthfeel not quite light lager but still very thin. Carbonation has strong bite, also comparable to light lager levels. An interesting and sessionable beer at only 4.4%, very much a great summer brew.

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A - Bright clear yellow with just a 1/4 of head that sounds like it will fizz out quickly but makes quite a hefty lace ring.
S - Well it does smell clean and hoppy which is exceptional for a blonde ale. Mild grains and sweeter malts balance.
T - Mild lemon bite and an almost carbonated water like hop flavor so muted its not as great.
M - Bubbly easy drinking and crisp summer ale.

Overall most blonde ales are pretty similar. Light, muted flavors, and somewhat sweet so to style it's really quite good.

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Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: bright and clear golden color with a quickly dissipating head. The appearance is a step above most blonde ales I have tried.

Without a doubt, one of most attractive features of this ale; of course, any ale that highlights the Citra hop will receive high marks. Refreshing and zesty tropical fruit aroma explodes from the bottle, though not quite like Zombie Dust.

This is a light beer and the flavor profile proves this. The flavor is rather muted, but the bittersweet hop profile is enjoyable. There is a hint of lemon along with some pleasant citrusy flavor with a mellow malt aftertaste.

The body is very light with a noticeably thin body that does grow on you after a couple of bottles. The bittersweet, citrusy hop flavor is very short-lived. The carbonation is not extreme which is a plus.

This blonde ale at only 4.3 ABV is rather refreshing and holds its own in flavor. For a very warm, late August day, it did just fine.

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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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