Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by spoony:
3.93/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.
A-The pour produces an orange-hued, light amber colored beer. A touch dark for a blonde style beer. The two-finger off-white head drops off pretty quickly.
S-The beer smells of mildly fragrant hops that give off a citrusy, lightly spicy, and floral character. There is also some dough and pale malt coming through that complement the hoppy notes.
T-The taste, like the smell, is more hop forward that I would expect for the style, and the result is a nice, floral, citrusy flavor without the same level of sweetness that other brews of this style provide. There is still a light malt background, though, to balance things out. I'm enjoying it.
M-The feel is light, crisp, and easy-to-drink. There is a decent wave of prickly carbonation, but the carbonation never gets intrusive.
O-This is another pretty good beer from Deschutes. For a beer with only 4.0% ABV, they really manage to pack a lot of flavor in here. That being said, if you are looking for a sweeter, more malty/lagery example of the style, you might look elsewhere.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 17:08:03 | More by spoony
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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.