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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

407 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 49 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Hops: Cascade, Crystal, Nugget.
Malt: Pale, Munich, Carapils, Crystal.

28 IBU.

Best by date: 02.25.14.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.20.14.

A: Nice lacing. Orange/yellow. Some opaqueness.

S: Orange, spice.

T: Flower, lemon, biscuit. Citrusy.

M: Crisp. Nicely carbonated.

O: This is super easy to drink and it has excellent balance. It's much more complex than other blondes probably because it's so hop forward. I liked it.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I bought a six-pack of Deschutes River Ale, "A Session Beer with Craft Soul" in a gorcwry store, poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, clear with a plain white foamy head. Torrents of bubbles are wirling upward in the glass

Smell si a sweet beard aroma, with hints of fruit scents.

Taste is a well balanced. with a malt presence up front and a mild citrus flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light crisp and dry.

Overall a very nice light, drinkable seasonable beer.

RJLarse, Apr 01, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a clear yellowish copper with a fluffy one finger head that moderately dissipated into a white crown.

Smell: A sweet citrus hop smell with a sturdy backing of malts.

Taste: The beginning, middle, and end give a crisp orange juice tone with a steady hop throughout.

Mouthfeel: A tad bit thicker than I was expecting, creamy.

Overall: A solid Deschutes brew, but it is light on the ABV.

Algebrew, Jun 03, 2013
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.