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Deschutes River Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.71/5
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705 Ratings
Deschutes River AleDeschutes River Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,524
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
705
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
144
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 705 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Libeertarian
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 05/01/17:

Clear but hazy orange honey amber capped with cream colored dense but fluffy head of decent retention. Grass, faint grain, bread, and even caramel aromas. Palate is a little more malty tart and biscuity though still loaded with caramel and grass, some honey and a crisp, herbal, floral and sappy to almost piney hop finish. Good balance, extra drinkable. Lighter medium mouthfeel of watery substance but suds of velvety to tingly texture.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a light hazy golden orange colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and falls to a half finger coating the top of the body (nice show), foamy clingy spider web lacing graces the sides of the glass. The smell was herbal, but spicy peppery citrus/lemon. The taste was basically the same, but adds a decent malt presence, smooth sweet sticky aftertaste and finish. The palate was light, sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and decent to me, nothing lacking and nothing really standing out. Overall, many blonde ales on the market with more outstanding qualities. This one, well, not exactly sure, but maybe again.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

All I can think when I drink this is how crisp it is. The flavors are mild and I get plenty of piney notes, but oh my god is it crisp. Seriously, try it and you'll see what I mean.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/19/2016

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wontonst
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peabody
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: Amber, hazy small off white foam
Smell: Hoppy
Taste: medium bitterness
Feel: lively carbonation, sudden drop with long finish
Overall: very good lager, repeat: yes, look for: No
Drank: 10/21/2016 9:14 PM

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2.68/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darhawk
3.07/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terence
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good, easy drinking beer. It's nothing to write home about. There are plenty of good options available, it's unlikely I'll purchase again,

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3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 705 ratings
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