Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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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
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
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
Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.