Deschutes River Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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3.71/5
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709 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

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Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,271
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
709
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
50
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145
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Ratings: 709 |  Reviews: 132
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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Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dsshuck
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance: Pours a clear golden amber color.

Overall: This is a clean refreshing beer. It is fully graced with a hop aroma but has a lot of malt too. The combination makes a crisp sessionable beer. Very Good.

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

Photo of NateDyk47
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little more bitter than I was expecting. Not bad though.

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Photo of thorkelson
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Out of bottle pours nice golden color. Nose is grass slight citrus hop aromas. Taste is crisp clean pilsner qualities with a nice pine finish. Not overly bitter, thin, or watery like most sessional beers.

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Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 709 ratings