bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Nephilium (1407) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight grainy aroma, pours a clear amber with a quickly fading head. Mild grainy flavor, just a touch of floral hop notes in the finish. A non-offensive, easy drinking blond ale.
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from variety box. Golden color. Light yeasty citrus taste with a nice hop balance. Sessionable.
ALLOVATE (2466) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from earlier this year.
Into a chalice, chilled. Pastel orange, short of bright with fine and intermittent carbonation. Snow white crown holds high for the length and daubs a messy lace. Dominant raw hop aroma; piney, resinous, slight eucalypt, gum, sap, honeydew, forest floor, lime zest - this is heaving with the smell of the brewhouse. Wow, hops; made a hop soup with Noble and U.S hops years ago and that is the taste. Wha?! Raw, prominant, dominant, rough and all things hops are before the boil. Huge pelletised hops flavour. The nose is the flavour. Eucalypt, pine, gum, honeydew, lime zest and those hops. Low to no malt; weird, salted popped corn flavour. Good body with good hold and soft carbonation. Mildly bitter but no peak with lengthy hoppy finish. Weird!! (12fl.Oz, BB 11/02/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
two7offsuit (237) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor hints at grapefruit with mild hoppiness.
hayduke (3465) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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. \
Denton13173 (1) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HuskerTan (563) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jmohno (1134) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Some stale grassiness, grains, and citrus.