Deschutes River Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
703 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
703
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
143
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of helpingphriendlybook
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, pale reddish color with quickly dissipating head. Smells pleasant enough, kind of sweet-scented, but its real faint. Taste is likewise pleasant but faint; somewhat yeasty and I believe I detect some raisin in there too. Mouth feel is _very_ light, almost watery. At the end of the day this is decent enough but, to compare it to another Oregon ale, this is like Dead Guy Ale's lightweight brother.

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Photo of ALLISON01
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Houck
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mschipper
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12oz. bottle.

A: Pale golden amber, thin white head, very little carbonation and lacing.

S: Floral hops and hints of citrus come though an aggressive smell of cracker.

T: Much like the smell, a cracker like malt backbone with hints citrus. Very slight sweetness with a tiny bit of bitterness at the end.

M: Very light bodied, somewhat dry, goes down way to easy.

O: Not a bad beer by any means especially for a style I am not particularly fond of. Definitely drinkable but there is not much to it.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - golden color with slight head and good lacing
Smell - slight yeast smell
Taste - solid ale. Slight toasty with some yeast.
Fell - medium body and carb
Overall - pretty good ale

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Photo of mcrawford
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgutie
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zaraspook
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bo_bandy
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pascilla
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bzach
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BTodd
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of losthusker
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What we've got here is a craft brew absolutely tailor made for the faint of heart. This particular brewery is highly respected and I think this beer is their attempt to appeal to the bud light drinking masses. As a former bud light drinker I can say this would have been a much better first foray into the craft world than the Sam Adams Rebel IPA that broke my craft beer cherry last year. Mildly hopped and low alcohol, my 80 year old mother could knock a couple of these back with no problem.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Briancaldel
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(Stay a little longer)
Golden straw color with thin white head. Smell of hops and light floral. Light carbonation, balanced beer with malt taste and a bitter finish.

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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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