The Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR makes this refreshing summer ale. It is classified as a blonde ale. You may read more about style guidelines for blonde ales from the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) if you are interested.
ABV = 5.0%
IBUs = 35
This beer was picked up at Good Spirits (Taylor’s Pantry) in Sioux Falls for $8.49 for a six pack. It is now available at the Brookings Liquor Store. It pours out clear gold into a pint glass. A nice white head is present. There is a pleasant light hop aroma (Amarillo hops). The taste is more hoppy than the aroma, but not a smack in the mouth hop bomb. This is a good summer or “lawnmower beer”. It is refreshing and not too high in alcohol. Several of these can be drank in a session without getting into trouble. This beer will go well with grilled salmon or just by itsself after a lawnmowing session or softball game.
Grade = A-
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