Deschutes Brewery’s Green Lakes Amber Ale
Guest blog post by Matt Anderson. You can follow Matt on Twitter @supermatt28.
Cheers readers! I am back to the Deschutes brewery. They have to be my favorite brewery. While they do not make my favorite beer of all time. They make many of my top 10 beers. I have written about one other organic beer. So I was interested to get my hands on the Deschutes organic ale. Deschutes does emphasize the organic components of this beer, even indicating that the hops are Salmon safe hops.
The first time I tried this beer I thought that it was heavy in the hops department. However, as the beer sat and the temperature mellowed a bit, so did then hops. I found instead that the hops and malts were well balanced to provide a sweet ale with a nice hoppy bite on the front end. The sweetness reminds me faintly of honey while the hops dance on the sides of the tongue. The aroma hints of flowers and hops, no surprise there. This beer is a beautiful amber/red color.
If I was to choose the perfect meal to go with this ale I would have to go with some sort of honey glazed fish with rice. Though this ale is officially an amber and not a Pale Ale, I feel that any meal that would go well with a pale ale would go great with this. With a ABV of 5.2% and an IBU rating of 45 this beer is very drinkable. Prost!
Over All-Rating: 8.25
Approachability (for new comers): 8