Deschutes is more known for their assortment of ales, but this lager shouldn't be overlooked. Made with Hallertau Herkules, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tettnang Mandarina hops, it's well balanced between the bright citrus and floral hop characters and the clean biscuit-malt core. Pleasant accents of orchard- and stone-fruits add depth to the nose and mouth, combining harmoniously with the orange, grass and herbal hop tones. It's a little more than light in body, though not much, with crisp carbonation and a dry, subtly spiced finish.
12 oz/6 pack
American Pale Lager
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
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