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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

353 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 16
Gots: 37 | 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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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

MaddDogg84, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Quinnspub1, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

beetrav, May 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

htdoerge, May 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

zachgroves, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

kristenrae8, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

ColdOneKev, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Admbmb92, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

49er, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

topdown, Nov 27, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +19.3%

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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4.38/5  rDev +17.1%

S: Very melon and gooseberry smelling. Some apple blossoms along with some grape leaves.

L: Light burnt orange, creamy white head that dissipates. Ok lacing.

T: Light malt with some soft melon and gooseberry. Medium low fruity bitterness with a very husk grain taste in the finish. Finishes grainy and semi dry. Some fruit in the finish.

M: Medium light body, medium carbonation. Fairly refreshing.

Delicious, could've sworn there were "new world" hops in this beer. One of the best sub 5% beers i've had. Wouldn't expect anything less from Deschutes.

bum732, Apr 05, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Davidrbly, May 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jbh26, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

mjc3151, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Slightly cloudy light caramel color. Small head with sticky lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet malt, a bit of caramelized sugar.

Nice bready flavor, sweet candy malt with a crisp bitterness on the back end.

Robust mouthfeel with small bubbles.

Overall for 4%abv, the beer has amazing body and complex flavors.

wes123, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jsh420, Apr 14, 2014
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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.