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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Widmer Brothers - Citra Blonde Summer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Citra Blonde Summer
Widmer Brothers
929 N. Russell
Portland, OR 
Est. 1984

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.3 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Mostly clear yellow color.
Grassy and lemon zest notes along with a small amount of hops.
Two finger near-white head that sticks around.
Modest amounts of string and spotted lace on the glass.
Soft herbal and citrus mixed with hops. Finishes very cleanly.
Modest amount of carbonation.
Light refreshing and bright tasting body. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Move over American Pale Wheat Ales and other American Blondes, there's a new sheriff in town. By far this summer, this was my absolute go-to favorite refresher, hands down. I could end the post right here, but will choose to rattle off a few more 'likes' about this ale.

I think the most surprising thing was the great fresh Citra and Alchemy hops taste that mingled with the citrus. It's only 20 IBU's of strength but the mix is uniquely refreshing, and oh so tasty. Pale and Caramel malts rounded out the rest of the bill. Superbly flavorful beer.

This beer made my summer complete. Two bony thumbs up, Widmer Brothers!

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