Deschutes Brewery’s Poor Richard’s Ale

Deschutes BrewerySorry I fell off the radar for a few days there, I was feeling a bit under the weather and just had a busy weekend catching up. But, on Saturday we went to the Deschutes Brewery and I finally got to drink a pint of their Poor Richard’s Ale.

We were visiting out-of-town friends, so no tasting notes or anything like that. However, I liked it quite a bit, and better than Bend Brewing’s version. The main difference in the versions that stands out is Deschutes’ isn’t nearly as bitter, and the hops that are there blend in nicely with the brew.

In fact, it’s a smoother, creamier beer overall—sorry Bend Brewing. It was the color of a copper penny, not as dark as the other. It had a nice sweet balanced malt profile, you could detect the corn and the molasses sweetness I think, but not the typical molasses dark flavor. "Gingerbread" comes to mind after the fact.

Very nice. Maybe I should pick up a growler (from both breweries…) before it goes away.

One comment

  1. I recently had the Poor Richard’s Ale from the Main Street Ale House in Gresham, and I rather enjoyed it. It was pretty smooth, and dark, and it reminded me a lot of Wolaver’s Organic Brown Ale.

    I wish I’d had the chance to try more of them. The Deschutes version sounds really good.

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