Citra Blonde Summer Brew | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
489 Ratings
Citra Blonde Summer BrewCitra Blonde Summer Brew
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
489
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.15%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of HedleyLamar
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A great beer for a warm summer day...I love the Citra hops. I'm not a huge fan of the Widmer Brothers brewery, however their use of citra hops caught my eye. This beer has a nice color for a Blonde. I plan on adding this to my list of summer beers. Its easy to drink and has plenty of flavor.

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Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm more of a Citra brunette kind o' guy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises spicy greens, light sweet biscuit, light grapefruit zest, and a few drops of honey. The taste holds notes of mild and funky grapefruit zest, biscuit, and some mixed greens all up in the finish and whatnot. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, an okay little blonde, nothing close to spectacular, but something drinkable enough for a lazy afternoon.

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Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Brew33
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigdaddyjerry
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

nice light beer... has one of my fav. hops... citra nice flavor

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Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of LuceScrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stillbo_baggins
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of powdersoldier
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of zzurn
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came in a bottle and was poured out into a pint glass. It had a light amber colour to it and smelled of citrus hops and grapefruit. In line to the way this beer smelled, it also had a grapefruit presence in its flavour, along with flavours of wheat and hops. Seemed light bodied; it would be a great summer beer.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

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Photo of KillaB
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Groenebeor
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of jco3rd
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jimmah120
3.01/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into Summit pint glass

Look is a clear golden orange, small white head, smells of grassy hops but with an unpleasant rubbery scent. Crisp medium-light feel with lightly peppery lemongrass hops dancing over dusty grain and syrupy malt.

OK summer brew that smells a little funky and doesn't really stand out from others on the market. Maybe this was a bad bottle, however I still ended up enjoying it.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 1206-NH-JUL0312. Sampled on December 8, 2012.

The color is pale yellow with a kind of olive hue with little to no head and whatever head it starts with quickly dissipates.

The aroma is pleasant enough with a clean sweetness and vaguely hopped background along with a hint of grapefruit.

The body is very much what I would expect for the style with a light to medium feel.

At first the taste is on the sweet side but it slowly evolves into a clean, crisp hop flavor but not much lingers at the end. Still, it would be refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finger of head. A cloudy, light straw colored body.
A nice citrus (lemon and grapefruit) smell.
A great lemon bitter taste from beginning to end. A real summer lemonade. Ends with a sweet note. Great balance.
Crisp and clean texture. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
A really good summer brew. On the lighter side as a blonde but has great flavor.

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Photo of jratt79
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cmeinz
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Citra Blonde Summer Brew from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
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