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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes River AleDeschutes River Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 249
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%


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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Jsteez

China

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a 12 oz. bottle.

A-Poured a solid gold, almost honey color. A nice fluffy white 2 finger bubbly head rested atop the effervescent liquid gold for 4-5 minutes. Good retention. Some lacing left on the glass. Pretty good looking beer.

S-American hops were pretty dominant in the nose. Light honey malt, bready, and some cracker crumbs. Perhaps some sweet floral notes, too.

T-Going in was light and bready with hints of peach, honey, herbs, cracker malt, and slight citrus. The backbone was dominated by pure hops, which left a pleasantly dry, bitter aftertaste which was balanced by the honey malt present in the initial sip. Great taste for a light American blonde ale! No alcohol taste present because of the low ABV.

M-Light, smooth, and a certain crispness that reminded me of a spring seasonal. Borderline moderate/high carbonation, quite a light body, wet, and very drinkable. Thirst quenching!

Overall, a great ale to drink at this time of year and well into the summer. It's light, crisp, and smooth. A nice light ale that goes down like a lager, but packs enough flavor to have you cravin' for more than just one! And with the light ABV, it's easy to drink a few, no problem. Not bad for a light beer.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 08:05:40 | More by Jsteez
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Deschutes River Ale (American Blonde Ale)
serving type: 6 pack bottles from Tamura's, Honolulu, drank in pint glass with ridge (March 2014)

A: Light orange amber, much more yellow than brown, slightly hazy with an extremely crisp and pleasant white head

S: Toasty malt, biscuits, straw, maybe some citrus

M: starts off heavy, oily, a bit sticky, really lightens up as it goes down your throat, astonishingly smooth

T: off-beat citrusy hops that are just bitter enough, a nice complex grainy biscuity malt. This might sound silly, but I can't help but think of river water running over mossy rocks

O: An outstanding brew. So refreshing, you can sip it and ponder away or just pound a six pack. Complex if you want it to be, Deschutes has put out yet another excellent and extremely drinkable beer. Every time I have another bottle I like it more.

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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.