In this blog, we need to travel west to visit one of the original craft breweries here in the states. The brewery and brew is Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde Summer Brew. I wrote earlier post on Widmer Brothers Russia Imperial Raspberry Stout and there is a nice belief history on that blog. If you have not read it, please, go back and read it. If you have, we will now move on to this Summer Beer. Let us do this beer.
Widmer Brothers Citra Blonde Summer Brew is their Summer Seasonal from this brewery. This beer is a very bright golden clear in color with no head. It has a slight citrus smell to it. It has a very light in body with a slight lemon carbonation taste. The aftertaste is very light. This is a very sessionable and refreshing beer for the summer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.widmerbrothers.com):
Citra hops lend their name to this interpretation of a golden ale. But that’s not all they bring to the party. Their striking citrus aroma and thirst-quenching flavor are the perfect pairing for soft malt notes. Together they create a beer that’s full in flavor and uniquely refreshing.
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In closing, I am not a fan of many summer seasonal but this one is not bad. However, I know myself, I know I will get very bored with this beer pretty quick. This is just me and it might not be the case for you. This is a very drinkable and refreshing beer and perfect for the hot summer days. This brewery has taken classic beer style and put their twist on it. I just feel this beer is missing something to me. It is still a good beer and I could see myself enjoying it the rest of this summer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser