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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 16
Gots: 40 | 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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A -Slight haze to the beer. Could be Chill Haze. Golden amber in color. Light 2 finger head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation. 3.75/5

S - Pine and Citrus notes. Somewhat subdued. Caramel. Yeasty. Slight pepperiness. 3.5/5

T - Malty, white bread. Grassiness at the end. Slight pine note. Not incredibly flavorful. Slight pepperiness. 3.75/5

M - Medium light body. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat chewy, mainly up front. Finishes on the dry end. 3.75/5

O - Refreshing and fairly light. Works well as a session beer. Not incredibly flavorful but flavors that are present work well. 3.75/5

bwood06, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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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.

chinchill, Aug 22, 2014
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.