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River Ale - Deschutes Brewery

River Ale

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Overall: 7.90/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 7.90/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 4.00%

IBU: 28

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

113 beers rated with a 8.19 average
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  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: 9
  • Aroma: Hint of cascade and nugget, but not over pronounced. Hint of Munich behind that.

    Tastes: Like it looks. Cascade and Nugget, but just a hint. Identifiable, but not pronounced. Not bitter, just hop flavor over a hint of malt.

    Looks, Golden and clean. You can almost read through it.

    Very drinkable.

    What are my thoughts. It's pitched as a session beer. It won best of 2013 World Beer Awards and 2013 Best Brussels Beer Challenge. So is it good? Well a bunch of judges said yes!
    And it's a blonde session beer. It's a finely tuned delicate almost nothing.
    Sure it's easy to drink, because it's a blonde. Not much of this, not much of that. Can't complain about a hint of cascade over hint of malt.
    For it's style. Fine. But there are so many better beers out there because they have more of everything.
  • Reviewed: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 23:18:37
  • Tasted: Monday, March 17, 2014
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle