Widmer Sunburn Summer Seasonal Review

One of my favorite things to do on a hot summer day is kick back with a nice cool beer and relax outside.  This weekend while I was kicking back, Widmer’s seasonal summer brew of 2010 aptly named Sunburn was in hand.

Sunburn is a blond ale that has a relatively strong flavor compared to other blonds I’ve had recently.  It pours a light gold color with a nice white head.  My first thought to the flavor was that it had a pretty prominent citrus flavor, which comes from the dry hopping with Citra hops.  Widmer uses Alchemy hops for bittering.

If you’re not into real bitter summer beers, Sunburn would be for you at about 20 IBUs it is a great blend of bitter and sweet.  On a hot summer day, this is a beer that is easy to drink (be careful, you could drink a 6 pack before realizing it as it pairs well with the sun).

Overall I give Sunburn a B+.

If you haven’t tried it, I’d suggest you grab a 6 pack if you can as I believe it will be out of stores in early August.

Here are the details:

Bitterness: 20 IBU
ABV: 4.3%
Original Gravity: 10.3° PLATO

What are your thoughts on Widmer Sunburn?

By the way, this is my first beer picture with my new SLR camera.  They will get better in time once I learn how the camera works. 🙂

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About Logan Thompson

Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.

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  1. Great job! I need to spend some time exploring beers of the Pacific Northwest. It is hard being in Colorado when we have so many wonderful breweries here.

    • You arent kidding. New Belgium turns out some delicious stuff. What else do you like from Colorado?

      • I LOVE Avery and it is only 35 minutes from my house. A small brewery Dry Dock Brewery is about 3 miles.

        We have some great beers in Colorado. If you are ever down in FoCo take a New Belgium tour. I had one with the AHA group. VIP tour. It was AMAZING! I need to get up there and get my growlers refilled.

  2. I used to live in Colorado. So many great beers there as well.

  3. Where is the lemon? I thought you had to drink a Widmer with a lemon.

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