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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes River AleDeschutes River Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

346 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Oh, so that's where the brewery got its name... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttered biscuit, mild grass, flowers, and a hint of powdered sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a tiny kiss of orange peel in the background. Despite this new addition, the flowers keep their iron hold over the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough blonde, fairly easy-going and drinkable.

09-02-2014 04:25:44 | More by TMoney2591
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

09-02-2014 00:14:01 | More by ChaseTheAce
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +33.7%

08-29-2014 00:26:09 | More by MaddDogg84
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djjumper

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7%

08-28-2014 01:21:46 | More by djjumper
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Lisa_walton


5/5  rDev +33.7%

08-26-2014 01:49:39 | More by Lisa_walton
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j_czerwin


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

08-25-2014 23:04:50 | More by j_czerwin
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Beestin

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev -28.3%

08-25-2014 18:51:36 | More by Beestin
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-25-2014 01:06:07 | More by jrempel
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

12 oz bottle with a BB date of Sept. 2014. Purchased in Eugene and consumed on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River.
4.25 3.75 3.4 3.6
Appearance: clear deep amber with a semi-durable, sudsy bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: herbal/floral hops with a good bit of biscuit malts.
Flavor: Low-medium hop intensity in this ale is about that of a typical Pilsner. Mild+ bitterness.
Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Near medium body.
O: well crafted but unexceptional.

08-22-2014 13:43:21 | More by chinchill
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-20-2014 17:48:55 | More by AnalogErik
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joeyjoey104

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-20-2014 15:06:09 | More by joeyjoey104
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forthrightStew

California

3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

08-18-2014 01:09:21 | More by forthrightStew
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rbrandt22

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

08-17-2014 00:39:08 | More by rbrandt22
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2014 23:43:49 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Sensei04


4.04/5  rDev +8%

08-15-2014 23:36:11 | More by Sensei04
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-15-2014 03:32:58 | More by ThurmondTX
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%

12 oz. bottle, with best before date of 09/20/2014. A new beer to me from Deschutes, acquired as part of their variety twelve pack.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice hazed golden orange colored body with lots of tiny sediment floating in the glass. Some thin wispy lacing on the glass, but none really sticks. Looks pretty nice. 4

S - The smell is pretty faint, but pleasant enough. Light florals, bready malts, and a subtle citrus note. 3

T - Taste follows the nose - bready, malty, floral, with a light citrus pith note. Very clean and refreshing. 3.5

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, and clean. This thing goes down wayyyy easy. Light-bodied with nice carbonation. Lightly bready on the finish, with no real lingering flavors of any kind. 4

Overall, a nice easy drinking sessionable beer from Deschutes. I could definitely put away a few of these on a hot summer day. I could see this pairing extremely well with some barbeque. Recommended.

Deschutes River Ale -----3.5/5

08-15-2014 03:28:45 | More by mfnmbvp
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Moonshae_D

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +7%

08-07-2014 16:28:05 | More by Moonshae_D
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2014 13:28:10 | More by schnarr84
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2014 00:12:09 | More by Carl_R
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Turbo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

08-03-2014 23:07:58 | More by Turbo
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-03-2014 20:06:07 | More by Bear1964
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BKBrewer

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.5%

08-03-2014 14:36:51 | More by BKBrewer
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-03-2014 04:56:59 | More by JoelClark
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Tanya-89


4/5  rDev +7%

08-03-2014 01:08:41 | More by Tanya-89
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.