Brewed by Pictish
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Rochdale, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional - single hop series.

Citra Brand is a registered trademark used with HBC 394 cv special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra Brand hops have fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. Citra Brand hops imparts citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grapes, citrus, hay notes, floral, some hay. Hoppy fruity flavor, citrus, grapes, hay notes. KInda refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear fluorescent yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste some malts, lightly perfumy, definitely citrus, citrussy bitter. Average to decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1797) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. Pale straw colour, thin foam. Clean light malt profile, crisp. All about lovely fruity Citra hops, hint of oil, quenching, moreish. Dry finish. Maybe not quite as bitter or punchy as some of the Oakham variants but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare leuchtend gelbe Farbe. Geruch mild zitronig hopfig, helles malz. Geschmack mild hopfig, zitronig, langweilig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, citrusy and grassy. Smooth fruity, peachy and lingering citrusy. Bitter and crisp fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy malty aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, citrus fruit, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Hand pulled cask on day one at the GBBF 2013. Pale gold with a lively white head. Excellent example of a single hop Citra session ale. Superb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Gbbf 2013. Pale gold lasting white head. It’s ok good condition. Some sour ness not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pours a straw colour. Honey aroma. Light body. Not as hoppy as expected. Decent, a little watery. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Star Inn, 7 Albert Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 3PJ.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, citrus, hoppy, dry, dry grass, buttery notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120121]

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