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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 26 | 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 denver10:
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denver10

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light orange with a yellowish hue and a slight white head. A couple effervescent bubbles rising to top for a little while following the pour. A balanced, low key but present aroma of some grainy breadiness paired with some orange and its rind as well as some florals. Flavor follows suit; grainy and bready along with some orange and a slightly bitter, grassiness. Aftertaste is what I have come to expect from blondes though with the cereal graininess. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a decent session ale. I wonder if they intend to keep Twighlight around now, because this as by far a better blond ale and I would never choose Twighlight when I could grab this instead.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:04:48 | More by denver10
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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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.

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4.04/5  rDev +8%
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.