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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

303 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by craigreno:
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craigreno

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-30-2013 05:39:45 | More by craigreno
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psychita

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-12-2014 07:45:00 | More by psychita
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation, or head.

S-Nice wheat and malt, some grassy notes and lemon. Mild hops.

T-Starts with a nice malt more hops than I was expecting from the the style and ends with grass and lemon.

M-Light, not much carbonation and a crisp finish.

O-One of the more enjoyable beers from the style, the kick of extra hop notes (without the bitterness) was nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 18:42:45 | More by rlee1390
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dsalmons

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-10-2014 00:09:28 | More by dsalmons
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-09-2014 01:42:07 | More by mjc3151
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Kamui_2004


5/5  rDev +33.7%

07-06-2014 22:30:24 | More by Kamui_2004
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-06-2014 16:29:56 | More by PHBoiler
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allengarvin

Texas

4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This pours out, with a very moderately vigorous pour, a clear amber color with a BIG head, frothy and white. The nose gives off vigorous hoppiness with a good malt underlay. The flavor is a great balance of grassy, floral hoppiness and straight-forward malt, a little caramel, a tad of toast. This is a very good ESB type beer, I think. Or, a good American PA. In any case, a very drinkable beer if you like hops and malt together.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 22:57:04 | More by allengarvin
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wise456

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-04-2014 22:12:13 | More by wise456
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7%

07-04-2014 07:55:21 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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robotiks

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-03-2014 23:15:22 | More by robotiks
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-03-2014 22:12:29 | More by jzlyo
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onlymurderers

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2014 22:46:04 | More by onlymurderers
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Foyle

Wyoming

2.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" off white fluffy head which leaves some light lacing behind. Color is a hazy rich gold with abundant streaming carbonation.

Aroma: Pine and citrus hops are quite present with a nice doughy malt behind them.

Mouthfeel: light and fluffy with a somewhat wet finish.

Flavor: lemon peel, some pine and grapefruit, an odd soapy flavor, in the background is some malty backbone of dinner rolls, with a hint of cinnamon and caramel.

Overall: I am hoping this beer will grow on me. I generally enjoy golden and blond ales, but this seems a little strange to me thus far. It is not bad, neither is it great. I was expecting more as I have always been pleased with Deschutes products. The beer just seems to lack a proper balance and is more hop forward while lacking in the sweetness I am accustomed to in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 20:22:12 | More by Foyle
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Decklun

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 17:17:21 | More by Decklun
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 17:13:43 | More by Thedaver4220
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xFL

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2014 00:47:31 | More by xFL
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Admbmb92

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-26-2014 17:52:01 | More by Admbmb92
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Acubflem

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2014 04:39:43 | More by Acubflem
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Blog2483


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2014 23:59:20 | More by Blog2483
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-23-2014 23:58:36 | More by JohnnyNicks
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GarrettFM

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2014 18:47:52 | More by GarrettFM
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ahalset

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-22-2014 04:31:09 | More by ahalset
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Jacobus79

Texas

5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-18-2014 22:04:29 | More by Jacobus79
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-17-2014 22:58:22 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.