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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single bottle into a pint glass. 7/4

Pours translucent dirty gold with a ring of white foam. Malty chalky nose, a little citrus. Taste is a subtle pale, almost helles. Backed by some lemon citrus. Very mild and even. Flavorful summer brew, balanced and not too sweet. Good for the fourth.

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

A: Straw blonde pour produces a 2+ finger eggshell white head that had a milky cream consistency and texture. Strong glass consuming effervesce rises within a light, hazy pumpkin orange colored body. Head retention is well lasting with a nice amount of lace coverage on the vessel.

S: Aroma of sweet juicy grapefruit, freshly sliced, and strong citrus notes were wet and lively, that soon settled to a softly dry barley grain and dry lemon peel finish. You really have to get a good wiff the second this hits the vessel because the aroma does't stay dominant for long, but for a few brief moments.

T: Flavor of tart grapefruit, fresh barley grains, dry, with a nice bite of lemon and dry citrus that follows. Touch of grain sweetness sneaks in briefly for balance with an overall good deal of soft, dry hop bitterness per style and some straw on the fade.

M: Wheaty mouthful, nearing mid-body depth with a good resistence when swirled on the tongue. Frothy texture, good carbonation rate, bittering and dry on the swallow.

O: Overall while i wished the citra hops lasted a bit longer on the nose, this did follow within the guidelines per style of an american blonde. Nice soft dry grain base, bittering more typical per style, but lightly dry, a body that was a bit fuller with a pretty decent rate of drinkability. While not a big fan of Widmers earlier works they do seem to be progressing. Final thoughts, while those might be expecting a big burst of tropical citra hops, this is more focused on traditional style, softly dry bittering, and not meant to be an ipa. Overall pretty decent per style.

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