Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ocelot2500:
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
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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4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 04:29:25 | More by UncleEmu
Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.