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Nitro Cream Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.55/5
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29 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Tucquan on 05-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,980
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by RJLarse:
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Northern Quest.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1L howler from the southside Edmonchuk Wine and Beyond - wow, these prices aren't much different from those in the craft beer pubs around town - it works out to about $8.50 a (Yankee) pint. Yuck.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden amber colour, with a softly cascading effect, which renders a sad half-finger of bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some receding island view lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a bit of neutered citrusy and piney west coast hops, further overripe lemon notes, a twinge of buttered wheat toast, and more gentle leafy and weedy green hop bitters. The taste is essentially the same - bready and doughy pale and caramel malt, mixed citrus rind, a lesser piney and floral hop bitterness, a touch of ground pepper spice, and some slightly rancid butter.

The bubbles are pretty shot by now, barely evoking the simplest of frothy postures, the body a solid middleweight, and actually quite smooth, just a touch of that buttery thing still making a nuisance of itself - and not in a creamy manner. It finishes trending sweet, but not overly so, the mixed malt and lingering earthy and grassy hops crying out for more.

Overall, a decent enough nitro ale (always a bit of a pain in the ass to provide at the growler bar, but my shaggy-haired dude aced it - and with a very full pour, at that!), which very much falls into their session-drinking category, what with the lowered ABV, and surprisingly tame hop measures. Easy to drink, especially on a Friday night, staring at work the coming Saturday morning.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bartleby91
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of epyon396
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkenagy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peakoil101
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks is very light but the nitro head is great. Would prefer more white. Just looks golden.

Smell is non distinct / not strong.

Taste is ok but a bit astringent.

Feels very smooth like a nitro should.

Overall would drink if nothing else caught my attention, but my perfect cream ale would provide a creamy softer taste.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pgfault
1.35/5  rDev -62%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Not good. Just not good.

Poured on nitro to pint tumbler, so attractive head. Color was slightly more amber than would be expected for a cream ale.

Initial taste and mouthfeel were NOT what were expected for a cream ale. Bitter and several unexpected flavors.

Deschutes really missed it on this one.

AVOID.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DSizzle
4.51/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-05-06 in Bend, OR at the brew pub on nitro

Beautiful gold with offwhite head. Bread, lemon, honey. Good balance of bitterness. Tastes and feels great.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orange yellow, +1" head of foam. Really light smell. Some lemon citrus and cracker malt. Taste is more assertive but still light..like most cream ales. Pale malt earthiness, light hoppy character that shows up in the finish as a gentle touch of lemon citrus. Definitely maltier than hoppy. Light bodied. Decent drinkability. I wonder what it would be like without the nitro?

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtransel
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctylinebeer
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Thick creamy head. Amber color. Smooth malty ale with assertive bitterness. Not very cream-soda type. Quite bitter. Could be better, but nitro is always amazing in beer

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Photo of cggonzo88
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Nitro Cream Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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