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Confluence South Side Citra Blonde



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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6944) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Draft pour on tap at Quintonís Bar & Deli (Iowa City, IA). Pours a decent hazed amber golden hue, a touch darker with a decent glow overall. Frothy offwhite head atop is full, creamy, sticks around and laces well enough. Aromas show some punchy Citra hops, fruity elements are a bit tropical and citrusy, the bitter floral and earthy resiny appeal hits a bit stronger as we settle. Initial is lighter bodied overall with just a touch of girth into the middle. A decent fruity Citra tangy appeal meets firmer bitter florals, rind oils and resiny appeal. A mellow sweetness, cleaner backend with some soapy and citrus rind bitterness hangs on. Not potent but certainly on par with a more sessionworthy style. I dig the flavors and flow, but itíd be nice to see the ABV just a touch lower.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davebq (1) - - AUG 4, 2016 does not count
Clean taste - subtle with the spices. Really hits the spot after a long hot bike ride.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Sample at Savor 2016. Clody yellow color, white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste has grapefruit and funky pineapple. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Clear blonde appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of fresh zesty hops, light toasted grain and hints of bread. Similar flavor, adding a light hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a crisp mouth feel. A nice easy drinking quaffer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Savor 2016: Lemon zest nose, Belgian phenolics. Clear gold, thin head. Malt, grain. Light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
pubefart (2) - - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Surprised no one mentioned this beer tasted like cat pee, not that ive tasted cat pee, but it sure smelled like it, and if i could imagine, it tasted like it. seriously wtf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Shaker pint draft at Royal Mile in Des Moines, Iowa. I had two, the first was served in a plastic glass, the second in a glass shaker. The pour is hazed golden with a one inch white head. The aroma is grain cereal malt, some citrus and a hint of floral. The taste is the citrus hop, which shows as grapefruit, balanced out by the grain of the malt. Soft sweetness to the finish, which detracted a bit. The palate is light to medium bodied, with soft natural carbonation and the lingering softly sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Confluence. Very very solid in its style. Straightforward clean crisp golden ale with a really nice citrus twist. Great on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Cereal grains, some light pilsner malt notes, some light grass, and a hint of citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean and light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2587) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Squealer from Iowa. Cloudy golden with white ring and lace. Beautiful citrus lemon aroma. Mild tropical fruit sweetness with lemongrass with very dry finish with a hint of citrus. Light and refreshing but I canít imagine why they didnít use a Belgian yeast to give it a little bready fruitiness. Very good but could have been better.

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