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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Hereís one thatís clean and refreshing enough for the long haul, but fully graced with hop aroma, malt heft and clear craft passion. Sit back, relax, and let the subtle pleasures reveal.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11376) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours light amber with a slight white head. Aroma is a strange mix of toffee and floral. Med minus body. Flavor starts fruity, gets a little mixed hop, and then goes a little wheaty. The pleasures are too subtle for me.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (218) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor hints at grapefruit with mild hoppiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hayduke (3417) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a light amber with a small white head. Little lacing. Nose is floral hops. Light in body. Flavor is light fruit and floral hops. Bland in character without much going for it. I like low ABV beers but the good ones have more flavor. \

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Denton13173 (1) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Leaves a sense of sweet-to-bitter on the back sides of the tongue and tends to linger there. The aroma is sweeter than the taste, and the transparency is a good indicator of the lightness as well as taste of this beer. Deschutes has done better, but this is a somewhat okay lighter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Deschutes River Ale is one of those beers that strikes a strange balance between satisfying and underwhelming. Thereís nothing wrong with it, yet it somehow seems lacking in some way I canít quite identify. Maybe itís the aroma, which is sweet but faint. Or maybe itís the not-quite-great appearance with the rocky, somewhat short-lasting head. Taste was alright. I liked the medley of bread, light spice, and mildly bitter orange peel. I guess I just wanted a little more of everything. Still, itís a solid choice for a late afternoon session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (541) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Grapefruit, orange peel, bitter, malts, caramel. A- Amber gold color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, malty, caramel, grapefruit, orange, musty, earthy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Was not expecting this for a Blond Ale. A lot of flavor for such a low abv and the style. Not really what I like but this could potentially be an amazing beer for the right person.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1117) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Hoppy aroma, light orange pour, hazed, frothy head. Very nice for 4% and if you like can this would be the shit for yous loving hoppy light In a can. Would be great at weddings too, keep refilling. Very clean. This might be best light beer ever.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Some stale grassiness, grains, and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (297) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Refreshing on a hot day, and nice that it is lower alcohol content. Hoppy and nicely balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1928) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours an orangish yellow with one finger of lingering head. Aroma is malty with slight hoppiness. Flavor follows. Tastes somewhat watery. Drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"A blonde/golden ale with a fresh northwest blast of hops in the nose. Cereal and light hops. A very nice, mellow fruity light ale - good with food or as a starter :)"


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