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Deschutes River Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes River AleDeschutes River Ale
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:
#27,881
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 stevoj
3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark golden body with thin off white head. Light aroma of malt, touch of hops. Taste is also light, malt, honey, hay. Short finish with dry malt palate. Expected better from Deschutes.

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Photo of Sleeb
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of TonyTwins
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

2/20...an absolute winner. Bright copper pour, darker on top. Fluffy descending white foamy cap. English pale nose, breads, fruits, toffee. Subtle sprucey pine. Loaded malty flavor, sneaky hidden bitter bite behind the toffee/caramel layers. Smooth and loaded with flavor. Hard down to gulp down. Delicious.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 19th April 2016. Poured into a Moonzen teku glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear golden copper colour with a one finger slightly off white head that dissipates quickly leaving only a little lacing.

Aroma: Bready and biscuit malt with a hint of caramel, fruity pineapple and apricot.

Taste: A strong bready malt backbone with some nice light apricot, grapefruit, pine and grass.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s easy to drink and nice and fruity. A decent beer but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of BWED
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a willibecher.

A- Copper, semi-hazy. Cream colored head. Retains at 1/4" and little bits of lacing.

S- Earthy hop, and fruity. Toasty, sweet malt.

T- Earthy, a little floral, and slight toast. Mild but flavorful.

M- Light, very clean. Floral, semi-dry finish. Really nice.

O- Nice. Mild, but flavorful. Really clean, and a great drink.

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

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

Photo of Caskaway
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Catholic_Beer_Guild
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes and smells like a Northwest beer. Probably a bit heavy for some taste buds, but if your a fan of beer from Washington and Oregon this will rank high with your favorite Ale's.

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

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

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

Bought a 6 pack from Don Quiojte $7.77. Amber color, light mouthfeel, smooth clean taste, no aftertaste, overall a great beer for when you want to drink a lot. Surprised that the alcohol is not higher give the amount of taste.

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

Photo of casapy
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of nataku00
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little darker than straw yellow, a little less than one inch of head on her. Absent aroma.

Taste was nothing to write home about, good or bad. Little bits of malt and hops, agreeable to most palates. Unadventurous to ours. Nothing flawed with the beer. Your buddy will prolly like it.

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

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a dash of haze and a thin layer of frothy ivory foam. Pretty nice.

Smell: sweet malt with a lightly floral, lightly fruity hop aroma. A bit low in intensity, but enticing nonetheless.

Taste: floral and a little bit fruity with a slightly toasty malt base. Quite good for a session ale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this beer really is fantastic for such a low-ABV session ale. It's one of the most massively drinkable beers I've ever had.

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