Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy blonde ale with a thin white head. A sweet biscuitty malt with light apple puree notes, In mouth, a fresh grain mash with light hops. Medium bodied. Not bad. Tasted in August 2007.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a gold-orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is light, of flowery hops. Flavor is also mild: initial flavor is sweetish, some malt, fruit, and a touch of sugar. Finish is slightly bitter, dominated by hops. Decent APA.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head and spotty lacing. Nose is sweet grass and malt. Taste is pretty much the same with a twangy bitter finish that comes off a bit manufactured. Medium mouth feel. Refreshing, but something just seems “off” about this beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden straw color pour with a foamy white head. Aroma of light malt and sweet light fruits. Flavor is similarly sweet and fruity, but with just a hint of a floral hoppiness on the finish. Medium bodies and refreshing on the palate. Not a bad summer brew.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at GBBF.
Pale gold with a thin white head. Fairly tropical hoppage all round. Nice grapefruit notes, some peach and not really enough malt to give it a back bone. Nice flavours just a bit lifeless.
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 08. I’ve always thought that Deschutes were under-rated and a little over looked. It’s a little hazy straw coloured with a thickish ivory head. Smells like a sweaty sox hop UK golden ale. You know what? It’s a bit like a souped up Woodforde’s Wherry. Crazy but it does. A little stronger, a little less malty and yeasty, but the hops are very reminiscent of Wherry. It’s great. I’m sat here in Ashford, drinking beer from Oregon. Does life get much better?
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is peach, tropical fruits and sweet wood. Flavour is the same with a big grassy finish.
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz botte: pours golden brown with slow fading off white head, aroma not much more than a hint of malt, flavor takes about two sips to get used to but has a slighty malty bitter taste with a hint of orange, i can see why this is their summer brew. not bad
nigelvibations (9) - , Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2008 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I feel like a crazy person, but I actually hunted down this website and signed up just to see what other people thought of this beer. Got a six pack from the grocery store and, while I’m normally a big Deschutes fan, this just drinks like it had 98% of the flavor sucked right out of it. The hoppy aroma is there, it looks great in the glass, everything seems to be going OK, but there’s this big area in the middle of the flavor spectrum that’s just empty. Maybe it’s just me, maybe I got a weird bottling, but I felt like I needed to share. I can taste the beauty in anything from homemade sorghum brew to a red cup of room temperature Natty Lite, but for some reason this beer just didn’t click with me at all. And that inexplicably makes me feel *guilty* and *ashamed*. Please, somebody tell me I’m not crazy.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the Safeway in Sequim, Washington. Best before 10/18/08 on the bottle. Pour is a cloudy orange ruby with a nice off-white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and floral hops. There is alse a strong malt backbone. Taste is more of the hops and malt, nicely in balance. Nice medium palate. Nice beer.