Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Uh oh.. American Blonde.. but it's Deschutes! Let's see if there is hope.
This is quite dark for a blonde, sort of a pale amber with orange semi-clear body and some good fast rising carbonation in places. A nice reddish tint to this also. Head is fluffy and large settling at a big four fingers and a whipped up top. Pretty solid and impressive.
Very light toasty grains, a small sense of caramel sweetness to match with a light sugar presence. Hints of cinnamon and light toasty white bread. Quite good also. Hmm so far so good.
The palate brings the nice toast and white bread waffle sweetness on first sip, but it disappears very quickly under a somewhat wet body. Toasty finish at least, with a good mix of honey sweetness and mild caramel sense. Very clean. Really dig this kind of doughy sweet waffle like flavor.
Overall just wish there was a bit more depth, but this is real easy drinking and has a nice flavor palate compared to most blondes I've had.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2013 22:55:09 | More by smakawhat
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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
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