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Deschutes River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes River AleDeschutes River Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | 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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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +7%

12-07-2013 07:03:15 | More by Modernrickk
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Consumed 12/4/13

Appearance: A bit darker than I would have expected for a blonde, but I'll take it - mostly clear orange gold - some copper as well - small, white head, fades to borderline nothing, but leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Definitely mild, but some nice citrus and light malts - fleshy oranges, with a hint of grapefruit - some floral and lightly grassy notes - light, pale malts and a touch of caramel - light bread and some light crackers

Taste: About as mild as the aroma, with a lot of charm - floral citrus, with some light orange flesh and a hint of grapefruit - nice citrus flavors, virtually no bitterness - touch of mint - pale malts with some light caramel - lightly grainy - lightly bready with a side of crackers - nicely balanced, definitely drinkable

Mouthfeel: Light body, smooth, nicely carbonated, extremely drinkable

Overall: Best consumed while living in a van, down by the river!

<Obligatory Deschutes makes drinkable beers joke here.> This is not the best thing I've had from Deschutes, but it's still tasty. I could drink a few dozen.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 06:03:11 | More by angrybabboon
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topdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

11-27-2013 06:17:27 | More by topdown
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-23-2013 04:25:57 | More by g_jenkins
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-15-2013 03:18:25 | More by Flathead_Monster
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-14-2013 21:41:44 | More by mmulebarn
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-09-2013 12:40:01 | More by sloelco
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pallison123

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Style: Pale (Blonde) Ale

Pour: A feathery, fluffy inch that stood up for a few minutes and effervesced to a solid white cap that covered the beer for the duration. No legs or lacing evident on the sides of the first glass, but subsequent pours left nice foamy chunks reminiscent of Hokusai's 'Wave'.

Appearance: Golden, translucent. Ribbons of carbonation flow throughout. It's a 'clean' presentation for an ale.

Flavor: Floral nose. Forward crisp, cascade hoppiness followed by a biscuity malt finish. It's clean and dry - not unlike a hoppy pilsener in its mouthfeel and overall zest.

Session character: At 4.0 ABV this makes for nice, if not tame session beer.

Serving type: Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 05:15:58 | More by pallison123
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flux702

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-07-2013 05:37:39 | More by flux702
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Zach122

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-01-2013 15:34:16 | More by Zach122
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

10-30-2013 23:47:06 | More by RichardMNixon
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

10-26-2013 23:16:25 | More by andrenaline
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-25-2013 03:36:03 | More by TimoP
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-25-2013 03:09:29 | More by Cramerican
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-13-2013 13:05:19 | More by AaronBurr
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a orange hazy color with a thin dissipating head leaving spotting lace. Smell is refreshing with the sharp citrus hops balancing with the malt. Taste is kinda dissapointing with what tastes like having more bittering hops with the malt with not much flavoring. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:08:43 | More by Bookseeb
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Brianhigginskc

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

10-02-2013 20:37:41 | More by Brianhigginskc
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Monde, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz into a goblet chilled.

The color is a lightly hazed golden with thin off white cap with ultra fine bead head retention is good. The smell is fruity and has an herbal hop aroma with a slight citrus-lemon peel like scent. The feel is great, medium light body with medium carbonation with a milld bitterness and clean overall feel with a light yeast fruitiness.

The taste is great with herbal hops and has a slight malt presence up front with a mild lemon zest and yeast flavor. The yeast brings a slight fruitiness to the taste which blends well with the mild citrus in the taste. The overall drinkability is great, I enjoyed this and for a 4% beer it is not lacking in flavor at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:03:49 | More by Slatetank
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coldriver

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-28-2013 02:20:17 | More by coldriver
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-23-2013 05:42:39 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-22-2013 18:54:04 | More by Beer4Mike
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2013 22:49:51 | More by heytomcat
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7%

09-16-2013 01:20:45 | More by rtrasr
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MatthewMartinson

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-16-2013 01:10:13 | More by MatthewMartinson
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-16-2013 00:24:11 | More by Jame515
Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.