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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JMad
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass...

The beer pours a light golden color with a coarse white head that stuck around for a bit. Smells a strong danky orange/ citrus aroma with some other fruitiness playing in the background, very pleasant indeed. I could taste orange peel with light bready malt and some grassy flavors. the beer is light with moderate carbonation and a refreshing finish. Nice summer beer, I definitely was not disappointed.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean yellow/orange - not much head but some bubbles. Surprisingly strong nose of hops leads to a well-balanced taste. The hops steal the show, but that's not a bad thing. It's not a "wow" taste or anything, but it's clean and crisp - perfect for a summer brew.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clean golden/orange pour with 1/2" of head which quickly dissipated, nice retention.
smells of orange citrus, subtle coriander, bready yeast (your average wheat beer).
a very sweet honey-like flavor is strong on this one! the orange/coriander aspect is mainly blocked by the sweetness, the yeast gives it a nice crisp bready finish.
light body with a slight lean towards medium, nicely carbonated, crisp / refreshing.
not a bad summer ale at all - it's hard to be different and maintain style guidelines, but this one is sweeter than most - which is good for a wheat beer because they usually have that pungent bready aftertaste. this one still has a subtle aftertaste, but it is very citrusy/sweet so it makes you crave more.

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2.46/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Pint Glass

A-Fizzy pale pour with virtually no character. Decent one to two finger foamy head that sits for a decent amount of time before dissipating.

S- The lone highlight of the beer for me. The citra hops are abound, and give off a strong distinct smell. After the hops pass however, there is not much left leaving one to assume that the taste will coincide.

M- Nothing special. It's pretty empty, not enough carbonation to be crisp, but not enough character to make an impression otherwise.

T-As expected the citra hops are apparent, but the rest of the beer is rather watery and mundane.

O-Fine to have once but I doubt I will seek this out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Murrhey
2.69/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger white head, weak retention. Fluffy white lacing. Pale golden color, high clarity. Carbonation looks alright.

S- Sweet malts, wheat, citrusy hops and floral smells. Light, summery and sweet. Floral as well.

T- Light bodied flavor, hops are backdoor to a wheaty, grassy taste in the front. Drinkable. Not good, but passable.

M- Light, carbonation is biting.

O- Alright. Nothing special. Above bad, about average for a summery blonde ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Zorro
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold colored ale with a medium white head.

Smells strongly hoppy with a honeysuckle malt scent. Smells strongly of citrus especially grapefruit. Honestly based on smell I would have put this on in as an American Style Pale Ale.

Starts out dry and fairly bitter. Tastes of hard water and hops. Taste of grapefruit and not much else, most bone dry Blonde Ale I have ever sampled.

Mouthfeel is thin and pretty much mineral water.

Overall dry and refreshing, something like a Lite version of an American Pale Ale. I could see buying this again, a good beer for a hot day.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown longneck with freshness dating, poured into my SA perfect pint. The beer is a light gold with a bone white head. It has better than average lacing.

It has an aroma of grains and a bit of citrus rind.

Taste leads with citrus, some mild grains and a bit of Wrigley gum. It is not overpowering, but is balanced and fits the bill for a summer beer. It becomes slightly more bitter mid glass and the hops add more citrus and tropical fruit bite.

The mouth is medium with a touch of slickness. Easy beer to pair with grilled chicken or a fresh tomato salad. I have really liked the last two seasonal offerings from Widmer.

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this beer as a single because I hadn't noticed anything new come from widmer in a while. I was not dissapointed and widmer climbs a few steps on my ladder imho.

My first swig of this beer let me know that it is a smooth, tame mouthfeel with citrus on the nose heavily as I swallow and get a nice quick aftertaste of lemon rind that quickly vanishes and I'm on to the next drink. This beer is uniquely refreshing because it has a nice body and a finish of a full bodied beer but every sip makes me want to take another which reminds me of a coors light or bud light ( you just wanna finish it). This beer is fruity and citrusy across the board from the smell to the taste and up to 3 seconds after swallowing. It defintely is a nice summer seasonal that I will share with many friends.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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