Da Shootz! | Deschutes Brewery

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Da Shootz!Da Shootz!

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clean, lightly toasted, light citrus, bubbly, and refreshing. A simple style with low ABV and low IBU so you can keep on keeping on.

Malt: Bohemian Pilsner, Pilsner, Carapils
Hops: Tettnang, Lemondrop, Azacca

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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 81
Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow in color and slightly cloudy. Thin half inch head that dissipates quickly. Lemon, pepper, grain, and a fairly assertive hop bite. Also comes off a little sudsy.

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Photo of defunksta
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a white lemon-yellow color, lighter than lemonade. A fizzy and crisp moderate head that fades.
Aroma: Lots of citrus. It has a lemon, orange, tropical melon aroma. It also a has a weird plastic-type aroma that is offputting.
Taste: Mild citrus hop flavor upfront. Lemon and pineapple A good amount of yeast. Completely dry and grainy corn and palt malt flavor on the backend. It doesn't have the weird plastic that I detected in the aroma.
Feel: Well-carbonated and crisp. Completely dry from the carbonation and yeast. Almost a sharp feel.

Overall: It's a pretty basic beer here. A light American hop citrus profile with some corn malts that are completely dried off by carbonation. It's if an American Pale Ale turned into a pilsner of flavor intensity. A blonde ale without the malt backbone. Crisp and clean, but lacks flavor for the amount of carbonation and yeast, making it finish kind of boring and flavorless. I appreciate the higher carbonation, but boring and flavorless would describe this beer.

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Photo of argock
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 03/05/19. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Clear straw gold with 2-finger foamy white head with decent retention and sparse lacing.

S: Minimal pils maltiness, nondescript, with hint of DMS, and herbal, slightly floral hop note.

T: Flavor is not an upgrade from the aroma with watery, nondescript pils maltiness and light earthy hop character. I don't get the citrus or toasted malt qualities in this beer at all.

M: Clean and crisp with appropriately high carbonation and light body.

O: Pretty disappointing effort from Deschutes. Their overthinking didn't equate to a very good American pilsner. Light and with low character in aroma and watered-down flavor. I think PBR has more flavor and character than this beer.

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Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

19.2 oz. can from Safeway in McMinnville OR.
Pours a slightly hazed yellow..with a large frothy, webby dirty white head.
Aroma of carboard, white bread and spice/grass hops ( small).
Taste the same but very uniform until the very end when i get a small hop bitter kick.
Mouth feel is perfectly drinkable and not too sweet which saves this beer.
Over all a poor pilsner but a OK light lager.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste: crisp, citrus hops, some bitter, some cracker, but clean almost creamy mouthfeel. Mild grain bread nose. Gold, bright, with white head and some lace. Light body. Easy "boating beer". 25 IBUs

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very carbonated pilsner. Clear as can be with a slight yellow color. The taste has a slight hoppy bitterness. Very little aftertaste. decent beer at a great price.

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Photo of beertunes
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Idiotic whatever the fuck size can, poured into 14oz teku. Poured a cloudy pale yellow with an inch of white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma had some nice base grains, some of the expected floral and grassy hops, was was dominated by fruity hops that were very much out of place.

Same on the tongue; grains and hops, but dominated by fruitiness that finished bitter.

The body was spot-on, light and crisp, with a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was fine, but the can size made it so there was more of this beer than I wanted to drink. A 12oz can woulda been just right.

Overall, an OK beer, not to style, but not completely unenjoyable either.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Roanoke location. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent was mild with grain hints. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a refreshing lemon finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can - Packaged on 12/15/19:

Pours slightly hazed yellow. A fluffy/foamy white head leaves lacing.

The smell is of grain with subtle floral notes. Clean.

The taste is of sweet grain with a floral dryness in the finish. Clean and crisp.

It is very refreshing. Clean and crisp. Super easy to drink.

It is a great choice for an easy-drinking, clean, crisp light American lager/pils. Basic, but well-done and very enjoyable!

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Photo of barnzy78
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

19.2oz can, PKGD on 1/19/19. Slightly hazed yellow beer capped with a frothy white head that fades to a thin layer of foam. Biscuity malt with spicy & grassy noble hops for aroma. Good mix of flavors: lemongrass, spicy & earthy hops, pilsner malt. Light-to-medium body, a bit tart, finish is dry and moderately bitter. Overall, I like it and there's a good chance I'll buy it again this summer, but there are a couple of other crafty lagers out there that I like more than this one.

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Photo of dtownbeerlover
4.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid Pilsner. Crisp and refreshing with no need to get hoppy just for the sake of being hoppy. True to the pilsner style while not as sweet as some. Very crushable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

While the recent fervor of craft beer has subsided, the fear of craft brewers are that some folks will retreat back to the watered down American lagers that they drank before their craft beer infatuations. So brewers like those of Deschutes give them a brand they they might want without leaving the comfort of their preferred breweries.

Pale straw and coming in hot with a zip of carbonation that expands a head of loose and light bubbliness. Raw grain, cereal and grasses bring an earthy scent while a counterpart of floral hops add a light potpourri bouquet. The same earthy sweetness greets the tongue with a pep of those barley, corn and puffed rice cereals.

Floral character dissipates over the middle palate and develops a spicy bitterness that comes across like lemongrass, lemonpepper and hay. A slight juiciness of pear comes with apple-like sulfurs for a mild fruity flavor that trails the flowery character of hops.

Light in body, the beer begins much like the more preferred Northern German lager, but its empty textures rely solely upon the carbonic bite and mineral dryness to provide any sense of drinkability. While crisp and refreshing, there's simply not enough character to make the style worthwhile. Not even Deschutes can pull this style from blandness; it simply reeks of adequacy.

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Photo of tigg924
4.63/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear, gold in color with half inch head. Taste is clean pilsner malt and light lemon. Light bodied, floral, moderate carbonation. Excellent summer sipper. Super clean. Great domestic version of the style. Could do all day.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am loving the resurgence of lagers and pilsners in the craft world. Not everything needs to be a hazy ipa! (Though I like them too) This is simple and clean, though a bit macro in the finish. Clear gold pour with a finger of foam, high carbonation. Super crushable and smooth. Little more bready than expected. Aromas of citrus zest, grains, lots of biscuit, sneaky bright hops and toasted caramel. Taste is similar, but lemon is more pronounced than other citrus, and biscuit becomes more doughy. The issue I mentioned before, is the aftertaste, where I want crisp pilsner malt and grains it lingers in macro booziness and adjuncts flavors. Not bad, but have had better pilsners this year

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Photo of Spikester
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with three fingers of white head. Rings of lace form as head drops.
Smell is biscuit malts with grassy herbal hops.
Taste is dry biscuit malts with herbal grassy hops.
Mouthfeel is light with strong carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a fine rendition of a classic Pilsner.
Canned on 01/14/19. From a 19.2 ounce can.

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Photo of huthuty
4.32/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant clear gold, medium head
Smell is a particularly interesting few different malt notes, bready euro and ale type malts together here, also picking up lemon zest, a little pepper.
Taste is super light with a super dry finish, malt dances on the tongue for a second and then totally disappears.

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Photo of pat61
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Having on tap at Muddy Waters. Has a light clean grain smell scented by spicy hops that grows as the beer warms. It is bright gold under a lacy 1/2" white cap. Malt flavor and hop bitterness are both medium low with just the right touch of spicy hop flavors. Easy to drink and repeatable.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Pale yellow with what seems like a very, very light white haze. Nice fluffy white head lasts without giving much of itself to the glass.

Light grain and citrus nose is mirrored in the taste. There’s a tad more bread-like nature to the taste, with a light mix of citrus leave and pulp for a counter.

Light body with a smooth, moderate effervescence makes this a tasty enough light ABV offering.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2019-03-16 from a 12oz canned on 2019-02-27

A - Clear pale yellow with a 2-finger white head and light lace.

S - Peach, light grain, light floral

T - Mild, very lightly toasted Pils malt. Kiwi, white grape, lemon, peppery spice. Mildly bitter and very dry.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Not too watery.

O - A nice upgrade from an American Adjunct Lager. Lots to like in a 4.0% ABV brew. The cost in PA for a case of 24 cans was $33 plus tax. I wouldn't say it is twice as good as something like Hamms, which costs half as much for 30 cans but it does bring something unique to the table, which is a low ABV American Pils with a hint of tropical. I'm enjoying these.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 2/5/2019. Pours slightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange, citrus peel/zest, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange, citrus peel/zest, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, citrus peel/zest, cracker, white bread, biscuit dough, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a delicious American pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great balance between clean pils malts and citrus/earthy American hops. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

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Photo of zeff80
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

19.2oz can. Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a large, white head of foam. (Bonus points for awesome can art) It smelled of caramel and grains. It tasted of sweet toasted caramel with a mild bitterness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cool can, totally deviant from what i have known their packaging to look like, almost didnt even catch it was one of their beers. i am shocked at the poor ratings here, especially given the recent popularity revival of simple craft lagers, i think this one stands out as excellent, way more flavorful than many, yet equally drinkable, whats not to like? i guess if we always expect hugely hoppy beers from them this could be seen as a letdown, but i think it has plenty of hops for what it is, a very new school finishing hop complexion, things like kiwi and lime emerge on the palate, but its not bitter at all, and the hops that are here stand out a lot because of the dryness at the end. i like the beer having some body, light as it is, its not watery, and a lot of its drinkability comes from dryness and high carbonation, not a meager body. on top of that, the lager yeast contributes some flavor, which i feel is too uncommon in these, its a well rounded beer in terms of flavor, more modern than a classic pils type, but it fills the same glass for me. as these light and low cal and low carb beers come more and more into craft, the goods ones like this will stand out. my brother and i both really enjoyed this one, not sure where the poor ratings come from. i will buy this again if i find it around!

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Photo of Pente
2.41/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I wanted to try a new pils and was unfortunately disappointed. Pours a light yellow with minimal head. Very light smell, more grain than hops. Flavor is almost nonexistent but not offensive at least. It is definitely a “light” beer that mostly tastes like carbonated water. Would have been nice if their packaging mentioned it being a light low calorie beer like their press release that I found later says. Definitely not worth good beer prices for an “elevated” bud light.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can, packaged on 1/2/19. Looks like a lite lager...light yellow/gold, with a slight haze. Smell is of husky grain? Not sure if they use corn, but smells like a corn meal muffin. Taste is syrupy, with a thick finish. This beer calls itself an American Pilsner. It's clearly not. It doesn't have the hop profile or slightly bitter finish.

Just like Hazy IPA, the good legacy breweries are chasing the latest market trends to remain viable. I respect Deschutes and like many of their beers, but this one misses the mark.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/10/18, the last can of the 6pack.

It pours straw yellow with a good head of foam, does alright with the lacing.

Smells hoppy in the Noble hoppy way, some toasted malt, some bread.

Taste is noble hoppy, light bread, more toasted malt. I'm pretty impressed with the amount of flavour packed in with the 4% abv. Though a different style, it kinda reminds me of their River Ale.

Light bodied but never gets thin enough to be described as watery.

Excellent session beer!

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Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 81 ratings