Green Lakes Organic Ale

Oregon
United States
Deschutes Beer Green Lakes Organic
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Hits the tasty sweet-spot between Ambers and Pale Ales. Green Lakes is brewed in our organically certified brewhouse with 100% organic malts, and hops specially cultivated to preserve spawning streams. Altruism has never gone down so easy.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
42° F
Hops: 
Organic Millennium, Organic Centennial, Organic Cascade, Salmon-Safe Sterling, Salmon-Safe Crystal, Amarillo, Brewers Gold
Malts: 
Pale, Carapils, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

A malt-driven example of what has become a uniquely American beer style, loaded with gobs of creamy, caramel malt. Typical of the style, this beer pours a deeply saturated copper and is brilliantly clear. Topped by a creamy, light-tan head, Green Lakes Organic amber throws massive caramel malt aromas complemented by hints of grapefruit and pumpkin-pie spice. Pete was pleased by the dark, lush, ripe fig and currant aromas, while Tom admired the fresh cookie dough malt character and traces of spicy black pepper. A finely balanced beer with substantial bitterness keeping the sweet, juicy caramel malt in check. Finishes surprisingly dry given the intensely malty flavor. Tim enjoyed the deft balance between bright lemon-zest hop flavors and peanut brittle-like malt, yet Rick thought the beer could use a touch more bittering hops. The judges were split on this one, with some praising the huge maltiness and others looking for more hops all around to cut through the lingering sweetness. Overall, they thought this was a solid example of an American amber and offered unanimous praise for Deschutes’s efforts toward sustainable, organic brewing. A well-crafted brew with loads of character, this is one of those rare “anytime, anywhere” beers that needs no excuse to pop one open.

Beer Recommendation

American Amber Ale is a type of American craft beer that is characterized by its amber color and moderate to strong hop flavor and aroma. It is made with pale and crystal malt, which gives it its amber color, and is typically brewed with American hops, which contribute to its citrus and pine-like flavors. The style originated in the 1980s and has become popular among craft breweries in the United States. American Amber Ales are known for their balance between the malt and hop flavors, with neither overpowering the other. They typically have a medium to high level of bitterness and an alcohol content of 4.5-6.2% ABV. They are often enjoyed with a variety of foods, including burgers, pizza, and barbecue, and can be served either chilled or at cellar temperature.

American Amber Ale is a type of American craft beer that is characterized by its amber color and moderate to strong hop flavor and aroma. It is made with pale and crystal malt, which gives it its amber color, and is typically brewed with American hops, which contribute to its citrus and pine-like flavors. The style originated in the 1980s and has become popular among craft breweries in the United States. American Amber Ales are known for their balance between the malt and hop flavors, with neither overpowering the other. They typically have a medium to high level of bitterness and an alcohol content of 4.5-6.2% ABV. They are often enjoyed with a variety of foods, including burgers, pizza, and barbecue, and can be served either chilled or at cellar temperature.

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