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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deacon Blues is a Session Belgian Extra Pale Ale.

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3.5
jgb9348 (6642) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Ever so slightly hazy amber and copper coloured body with a relatively large, four centimetre tall light tan head. Aroma of malts, some specialty grains, a dose of bread and yeast and a hint of sugars on the finish. Light-bodied; Very grassy flavour at first with a fresh floral hoppiness, some mellow grain and earthy flavours and finishing with a hint of sweetness and a big resinous flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows some bitterness from grass and hay along with more of a yeastie finish than you’d expect with some light sweetness and a very easy-drinking finish without much malt at all. Overall, a nice and easy to drink beer with some good flavours, a funky yeast and hop presence which turn out nice and not-typical, but an all around good (but not great) offering. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Sicilano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$1,69 sampled at home in Washington on 13-July-2017.

3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Reviewed from notes. Thanks Mike. The appearance was a golden hazy semi-orange burnt color with a small film of a little white head. Held for a little bit and fell off at a decent pace. Light lace. The aroma had some fruity jam - somewhat like a citrus and apple blend. Light spiciness, subtle dank/onion sweetness. The flavor blended enthusiastically between the sweet, the dank and the spicy. Then adds in a touch of herbal. Which followed in the aftertaste to hit the finish somewhat nicely. The feel was just a wee bit under medium bodied with a little bit of carbonation hitting just a touch more than expected. ABV felt good and crushable. Almost was a little bit spritzy along my tongue, but held it’s ground in keeping to a "beer" sort of feel. Overall, Belgian pale ale and was pretty good. Thanks Mike.

3.2
hopscotch (11485) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is fruity, spicy and a touch dank. Medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Lightly spicy and bone-dry in the finale. Another bottle courtesy of Andrew from Shorts during his visit to Orchid Island Brewery!

3.8
jackl (8597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle received from deyholla. Thanks! Golden pour with a small white head. Nose is fairly engaging. Light melon and some tropical fruit. Belgian fruity esters. Yeast. Light pepper. Flavor is moderately bitter. Light peppery hoppiness. Mango and apricot fruit leather. Quite dry. Light body, active carb. Clean. Nice Belgian pale number. Good.

3.4
JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Aroma of malt, esters and black pepper. Malty flavor with strawberry and peach notes giving way to slight yeast esters before a dry hop finish.

3.7
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Nice pale color not much aroma. Yeasty taste upfront. Little bit of bubblegum. Strict bitterness with the hop flavor. Really drinkable. Good stuff.

3.1
arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of some grass, biscuit, touch of spice and slight white fruit, hints of earth. Taste was a mix of spice, grass, grain, biscuit, some slight white fruit going quickly into overly bitter hops.

3.5
deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy light yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines Belgian yeast with bitter citrus and a light sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a bitter citrus with a grapefruit presence and a bit of Belgian yeast and sweet grains backing.

3.3
jcr (2804) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Hazy light golden body with a white, frothy head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon zest. Hint of clove, cracker. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The Belgian characteristics don’t have much of a chance against the bitter hops. A grapefruit rind infused wit.

3.4
Onslow (1552) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12oz bottle. Fine citrus hops nose, taste is nicely complex hops, grapefruit and citrus light and agile.


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