Deschutes River Ale | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
704 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:
704
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
143
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 704 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of bnes09
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great beer. just a overall wonderful taste..crisp with the right amount of hop notes. served from a bottle poured into a pint glass

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Photo of marty21
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtransel
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jonaspb
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: pours a somewhat hazy copper color with fine particles suspended throughout, one-finger white head that quickly dissipated to a thin broken layer of small bubbles, there was significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: the nose is sweet with a pleasant floral note and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet and bready, then a very mild hop profile, everything is subtle and understated.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good beer but not great, it's inoffensive and could be enjoyed by anyone who likes beer, the low alcohol 4% ABV was very welcome, allows you to enjoy a few, this is a good beer you could enjoy throughout the night.

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

Photo of Suds
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale gold with a thin head and a slight haze. Restrained aroma....light background of hops. Crisp bitterness. Dry. Clean and drinkable with a firm mouthfeel. Respectable but not overly remarkable.

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Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Severdali
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty head, tight gripping lace, dark orange hue

Smells of floral notes, grassy notes and citrus-y ones, yeast from the bottle conditioning (which is lovely)

Tastes of very smooth biscuit malt, citrus, caramel, and the slightest of funks

Solid beer, drinkable and smooth, well rounded flavor.

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Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down and left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of bready and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is rather malty, without much in the way of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Davideo
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of codyb1991
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jimmah120
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of aaholmes
4.51/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of jdhasse
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jds16
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 704 ratings.
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