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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
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:
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Added by MADhombrewer on 05-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,676
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
489
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
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20
Gots:
41
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus and tropical fruits.

T - Big citrus flavor with a tropical fruit kick - mango and pineapple. Light caramel sweetness for a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a really tasty blonde ale. Love the citra hops!

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Photo of rwhitmore
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap in the beer garden at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Poured into a translucent plastic cup.

Appearance: a little hard to say, because of the plastic cup. A nice white frothy head.

Smell: Big hit of citrus and tropical fruit, esp. mango, with a light sweet malt aroma.

Taste: Juicy, fruity citrus, with a nice balanced bitterness of grapefruit rind, which made a wonderfully tart finish. Malts were crisp and cracker-y.

Mouthfeel: Bright, clean, super refreshing.

Overall: It was really hot at the festival, and this just blew me away with it's refreshing, juicy, thirst-quenching flavor. I would session this beer all summer long. I hope it makes its way to the Great Plains before next summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Jason
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, freshness date on label

LOOK: Sturdy head, good showing of lace, perfect gold clarity

SMELL: Guava, orange peel, nutmeg, light biscuity grain

TASTE: Lush smoothness , lighter bodied, citric, exotic fruit, effervescent, kiss of bitterness, lightly grainy, dry finish, clean

Good balance between the hops, malt and fruitiness. Good twist on the lighter summer seasonal flavor here, very drinkable ... super sessionable with enough flavor to keep it interesting.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BB1313
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a flute. Pours a crystal clear light golden, completely transparent. There's a small white head which fades pretty quickly, decent retention and lacing. The citra hops are present in the nose. Lots of grassy aromas with a touch of wheat and malts. The flavors seem to fall off considerably compared the nose. There's a nice hop bite in the beginning. Lots of earthy flavors and subtle spices. I can pick up some orange zest and lemon juice. The malts are present, maybe too present. Carbonation is high, but in a good way. Spritzy, but smooth. Very light and easy drinking. Alcohol clearly goes absolutely unnoticed. This is one you can drink all day, if you choose. Refreshing on a summer day.

This beer has alot of qualities I like, but something isn't hitting right. I feel this could've been something very special, but instead it's just "good".

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Citra? Sure. Blonde? Yes please. Summer? Well, that's most certainly the season here. Bottled (I think) 04 April 2012.

Clear golden orange with a dense, white head with decent retention and minimal lacing, this looks decent. The nose has a blend of light citrus notes, a moderate tropical fruit character (mango) and a grainy, cereal and biscuit-like malt character. Sweetness is low. Pretty solid.

The palate opens with a mild hop flavor and bitterness (just a little lacking on the bitterness IMO) with a blend of orange, mango, and even a little orange pith bitterness. The malt character is barely noticeable, lending a mild, grainy, sweetness before a rather watery finish kicks in. While there is some hop flavor and even a mild bitterness on the finish, this beer finishes rather watery. Crisply carbonated and relatively soft on the palate, this beer _is_ refreshing, and does win a Truth in Advertising award from me. Solid.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of vkv822
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : snifter

Clear golden yellow with a fizzy, foamy white head.

Crisp, citric hop notes upfront, smooth malty base.

Citric hops, well balanced with malty, bread base.

Crisp, medium-light body with prickly medium carbonation.

An easy drinking, well done summer beer. Lots of flavor from the Citra hops in a lower ABV, balanced beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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