bhensonb (11376) - 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.
two7offsuit (218) - 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 (3417) - 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 (467) - 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 (541) - 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 (1117) - 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 (9059) - 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.
jackfrost9p (297) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing on a hot day, and nice that it is lower alcohol content. Hoppy and nicely balanced.
BOSSbrewer (1928) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"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 :)"