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River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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River AleRiver Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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: Seanibus on 05-08-2013)
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

11-19-2013 04:40:52 | More by jsprain1
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LaneMeyer

California

2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a 6er of this on sale at the local market. Thought you can't really go wrong with anything from Deschutes...
Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Pale amber in color, 1/2 finger of off-white head.

S - Hay, lemon, earthy smell (kinda like dirt or mud), slight bready character, tangerine.

T - Sour lemon, hay, grass, dirt.

M - Nothing exceptional

O - Disappointed. I'm waiting for the "subtle pleasure to reveal," but it hasn't revealed itself yet...

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:17:13 | More by LaneMeyer
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

08-25-2013 04:23:59 | More by TheBigBoy
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to whoever brought this to the March Madness tasting as a palate cleanser!

Pours a faint, similar to straw yellow with a 3/4" white head on it. Almost nothing to the aroma, completely neutral.

Taste, very neutral as well. Faint amont of malt and hops, lots of water. Easy drinking. Extremely soft impact on the palate. I guess leans malt over hops since it is smooth. Yeast offers nothing in terms of flavor addition to the beer. No off flavors though. There is nothing wrong with this beer, I get what they were going for, it has a place. Its just not, in the words of Homer Simpson "welcome to flavor country."

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 16:12:14 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-17-2013 15:23:49 | More by Flathead_Monster
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-08-2014 20:49:45 | More by Karibourgeois
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-15-2014 23:23:04 | More by bernat1971
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-14-2013 02:25:08 | More by olliegaff
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-15-2013 04:03:32 | More by Erik-P
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msanborn

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-04-2013 04:56:56 | More by msanborn
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jordanmckell

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-07-2013 18:05:47 | More by jordanmckell
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

12-28-2013 06:55:56 | More by jenray
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.01/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A-dark gold color with a large white head that lingered and leave a nice lace
S-very little hops and a little malt aroma
T-hops is light and the malt is there but is not strong, and both stay with you til the finish
M-watery with low carbonation
O-this was an okay beer

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:09:11 | More by a0lbudman
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-26-2013 01:35:28 | More by Kappakoosh
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-07-2014 21:18:35 | More by LXIXME
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switzer

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-04-2014 15:50:03 | More by switzer
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-01-2014 14:04:42 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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claspada

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-26-2013 16:34:33 | More by claspada
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zestd

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-28-2014 08:04:15 | More by zestd
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ultrasrs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2014 22:05:38 | More by ultrasrs
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blakkorchid

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-27-2014 12:10:40 | More by blakkorchid
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justinbrown

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-23-2014 00:22:54 | More by justinbrown
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jtosch

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-29-2014 20:15:02 | More by jtosch
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-14-2014 00:33:47 | More by mattmarka1
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forestkcary

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-18-2013 20:49:57 | More by forestkcary
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River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.