Fresh Hop Crystal Cream Ale
Deschutes Brewery

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Style:
American Cream Ale
ABV:
5.3%
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3.57 | pDev: 0%
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this from the Bend location today. Description: We took everyone's favorite light beer and invited it to the fresh hop party. We used fresh Crystals from Doug Weathers farm in the conditioning tank for a mellow yet aromatic hop pop. 33IBUs, 5.3% ABV

A crystal (ha!) clear with a dense, creamy (ha!) white head that sticks around a while, leaving some nice lacing, The nose has a moderate fresh hop character. Lemony, leafy, earthy, moderately floral and a touch of grapefruit, there's not much else apart from the delicate hop nose to this. Some orange blossom honey and cotton candy are also present. The palate opens with a mild bitterness and a moderate flavor, the wet hop delicacy here is excellent. Leafy but not grassy, there's a blend of fruit (citrus, grapefruit, a touch of lemon), honeydew melon, a little bit of dough and a touch of cotton candy. Light in body, a touch watery on the finish, this beer is smooth on the palate and quite refreshing, if unexciting. Solid.

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Fresh Hop Crystal Cream Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 1 ratings