Deschutes Green Lakes Organic Ale

Deschutes Green Lakes Organic Ale

Rated 3.569 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Deschutes Brewery

Bend, OR, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

45 International Bittering Units

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“Green Lakes is a classic amber ale,” says brewer Paul Arney. “We used caramel and Munich malts for a nice color and six different varieties of hops.” The reddish colored brew has a nicely balanced taste with a distinctive but restrained hop profile that includes Salmon-Safe certified Sterling hops.

ID: 29974 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank2217
Overall Percentile95.2
Style Rank23 of 1233
Style Percentile98.1
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.740
Weighted Score3.569
Standard Deviation0.481

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  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled. Copper colour with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bready malts along with some mild toasted notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Quite pleasantly balanced brew with a long sweet malty aftertaste.

  • MES592 1 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is the kind of Amber Ale I enjoy the most. The dryness up front had the right amount of pine and freshness. After the dry faded it gave out to a mild sweetness with a berry undertone. It reminds me a little of a Honeybrown Lager

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Only the third organic beer that I have tried so far, and its the best, so far. Nice full aromas of sweet caramel hops, with wet citrus fruitiness, reminicent of Cinder cone. The body was a copper red with some carbonation, not much head or lace to speak of. Mouthfeel was interesting it had a nice full body without being heavy. Flavor had a big sweet malty back, and the hops complimented it well. Overall its another nice beer from Deschutes.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    It pours out a dark amber and a thin white head and some lace. Fresh aroma of caramel malts, hops, citrus zest, some berry and mild spice. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, and full-bodied. Flavors of roasted caramel malts, hops, some nuts, lemon/citrus, and mild spices. Delicious!!

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    wow, Organic, hippies... pretty full, and flavourful .. . easy to drink, but you still gives enough for the hop fan .. . beautiful lacing .. . medium head .. delicate and refined.. another fun one from deschutes..

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    ok...this is one of THE best organic ales i've had. period. it is as good or maybe even better than cindercone. what a clean, refreshingly balanced beer. ambers lack the punch or complexity to get a super high score, but this is one of the best. Another great job by Deschutes.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled 10/15/08. This amber ale pours a deep amber color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice retention and decent retention. The aroma is malty, fruity with some hops. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramely and not too sweet. A touch of fruitiness as well. The hops are fairly forward and somewhat piney. It not your typical sweet mess of malt amber, it seems to have some hops, malt character and body. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 4.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    I liked it and now it will be available in 12 oz bottles. This is a hoppped amber. Nice Red color with a nice reddish hue head. Nice medium body feel with an easy drinkability(is that a word) Balenced sweetness and hop finish. !!!!! Drinking this beer on draft is causing me to up my ratings!!!!!

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Man is it hard to rate amber ales. They usually dont taste like anything. But here we go....An AMBER appearance with a moderate head. Malty aroma with a hint of citrus. The flavor is slightly malty with some caramel notes. The usual drill for an amber I guess. Good for session drinking.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours with a frothy, three-finger thick, tan colored head that sits on top of a brilliantly clear, ruby-hued, red colored beer. When held up to the light some copper notes are mixed in with this red beer. This has a nice hop aromatic note to it that is noticeable as I pour this beer, it leans towards light spice, some berry-citrus aromas and a touch of herbal notes. A closer inspection of the nose reveals aromas of candied citrus, toasty grain, sweet berry aromas and a backdrop of herbal pine and green hemp oil that is subtly noticed only at times. I like the vibrant fruit character that the mix of sweet malt and hop character brings to this brew.

    Dry up front, but it picks up a soft sweetness that becomes fairly fruity in focus as one moves to the finish where it actually lingers on the tongue for quite some time. Toasty, bread-like and browned cracker flavors are found from beginning to end providing a counterpoint to the sweetness. The hop character is quite present as well; it mixes in with the grain sweetness providing fruit flavors of currants, wild berries, and sweet citrus, but it also tempers the sweetness with sharp herbal notes that have grassy, pine-like with some astringent hemp oil notes as well as providing a light, persistent bitterness towards the late middle and finish of this brew. This beer has a nice heft to it, light enough to be quite drinkable, yet with enough body to carry the hop and malt character quite well. As the beer warms a bit it becomes a bit minty in its hop character and the overall effect of the malt is softened, with the toasty, darker grain notes becoming less noticeable and the sweet, caramelized notes coming a bit more to the fore.

    This is a really tasty brew. I really like the mix of hop and malt character here; the hops provide both sharp herbal notes and accenting fruit flavors as well as the typical bitterness, while the malt plays a slightly secondary role, but provides lots of interest and flavor to this quaffable brew. There is nothing over the top or loud about this beer, the characterful malt and hop character just play well here; the flavors and aroma both meld as well as contrast and compete with each other all at about the right time, such that they create a really tasty brew, that is most definitely enjoyed while this is nice and fresh.

    Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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