Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ocelot2500:
3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little to no lacing.
Smells of earthy hops and grainy malt.
Tastes of the grainy malt with some hop backing. Malts lead off with a grainy sweetness along with bread notes. Not particularly sweet. Leads into a slightly hoppy backend with herbal and faint citrus notes. As it warms, more earthy and spicy notes come through. Ends with a little hit from the bready malts.
Mouthfeel is light with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this accomplishes its goal quite well, a fairly tasty beer you would drink down by the river and be able to drive home after a few but still remains tasty. This is also definitely a beer that could be used for future "conversions".
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 02:16:25 | More by ocelot2500
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2.53/5 rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
I must've gotten a bad pint of this. Mine was served at the local Famous Dave's BBQ place, and was nothing like everybody is saying it is. I found it flavorless, thin, no mouthfeel, and under carbonated.
I will have to try this from the bottle, I know Deschutes wouldn't make a product this poor. However, I will adjust my review when that time comes, but not before.
I guess it had an excellent head and lacing. That's all the good I get from it.
Serving type: on-tap
02-06-2014 05:43:20 | More by Kyle_Hanson
4.01/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 12 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.
Appearance - Great orange color. A little hazy. Lots of stickage. A very handsome beer.
Smell - A bit of malt. A touch of citrus aroma. Faint pepper.
Taste - Citrus hops on a mild malt backdrop. Slightly spicy. Slightly tart. Bitchin'!
Mouth - Fizzy. Oily.
Overall - A wonderful combination of sweet malt and citrus/tart hops. Imagine a California Pale Ale, only a little less so. Very chugable (I could knock down a few of these in quick succession). Another winner from Deschutes.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 04:21:54 | More by T100Mark
Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.