Review: August Schell Citra Blanc | Craft Beer & Brewing
August Schell Citra Blanc
96 out of 100

Style: Hoppy Pale Lager

ABV: 6.7 IBU: 44

96/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

August Schell Citra Blanc

What the brewers say

“Similar to an IPA, Citra Blanc is hops-forward and refreshing, for those who like their beer to pack a punch. A citrusy, hoppy lager. Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops create bright flavors and aromatics.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate pine and resinous hops aromatics. Orange, peach, lemon, and strawberry aromas give way to mango and a touch of caramel. Cleanly fermented.”

Flavor: “The subtlety of the caramel in the malt bill really helps the citrus and tropical-fruit character shine through. Bitterness is present but not overpowering. Finishes with a slightly sweet fruitiness and hint of sugar bread.”

Overall: “Drinks like a cleaner, crisper, and lighter-drinking classic West Coast IPA with a surprisingly ‘not as bitter as you would think’ finish. All the pine-centric hops notes you would want, but in a lager.”

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