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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

338 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 17
Gots: 36 | 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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raynmoon

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-21-2014 03:49:07 | More by raynmoon
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Micros32

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-17-2014 08:11:31 | More by Micros32
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-13-2014 03:04:46 | More by Danielr26
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Gkimbo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-09-2014 23:56:19 | More by Gkimbo
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

2.53/5  rDev -32.2%

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.

02-06-2014 05:43:20 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-03-2014 20:15:22 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-02-2014 01:20:59 | More by Pacioli1445
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2014 02:49:24 | More by mikerieder
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-29-2014 01:39:01 | More by Braz
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-27-2014 06:23:42 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Steamer

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2014 23:41:29 | More by Steamer
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T100Mark

California

4.01/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

01-25-2014 04:21:54 | More by T100Mark
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nearengine

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-25-2014 01:53:51 | More by nearengine
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bnewms87

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-23-2014 03:55:48 | More by bnewms87
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-22-2014 01:36:55 | More by kvgomps
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 04:18:13 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-07-2014 21:30:40 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Braseltonage

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-04-2014 06:07:00 | More by Braseltonage
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Goweropolis

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-02-2014 19:22:55 | More by Goweropolis
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bdk1417

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-01-2014 20:40:19 | More by bdk1417
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%

Deschutes' blonde ale session offering pours a rather dark goldenrod-orange color with a fair amount of white froth. Leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pale grains, lemon-lime citrus, pineapple, and floral roadside weed, along with a little diacetyl buttery sweetness. Taste largely follows the nose and is unassuming, mellow, and pleasant if uncomplicated and bucolic: Pale malt and hints of caramel and vanilla custard, lemongrass, citrus pith ... Cascade hops. A little diacetyl as suggested by the aroma. Moderately carbonated and body falls just short of semi-chewy, classic blonde ale when it comes to these parameters. Finish quite bitter, with slight mint/pine and grain husk astringency. Underwhelming compared to many of Deschutes' other brews but has enough hop aroma/flavor to keep my attention. Certainly far more subtle than Twilight summer ale, which takes the blonde ale blueprint but adds near-pale ale levels of hopping (see that review).

12-22-2013 00:45:55 | More by CalgaryFMC
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KCuff

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

12-17-2013 09:28:53 | More by KCuff
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thegiantc

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-13-2013 05:59:22 | More by thegiantc
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Modernrickk

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

12-05-2013 06:03:11 | More by angrybabboon
Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.