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Planéte Rouge - Deschutes Brewery

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Planéte Rouge
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88
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Adamnimmo on 03-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of Adamnimmo
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovely tart taste with bright effervescent carb, red/amber in color with cherries & plums on the nose, maple on the finish with a light linger.

Serving was a taster poured from a bottle. Has a best after date so this may change within the coming months/year.

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very grape heavy. Rather acidic. Good bit of sour notes. Oak is there as well. Balance could be improved as the grapes dominate. Could be more sour but less acidic.

Photo of Meteo-Matt
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Lambic-trappiste style ale. Deep flavour, malty, and cherry. Definitely a sipper.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Packaged on 3/12/14.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but fairly one dimensional even though it is supposed to be a blend of many different beers.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

deschutes is one of the best breweries in the country, and that is established by their regular lineup and occasional specialties like abyss and stoic and dissident and those beers, but they occasionally do these incredible one offs that really cements them as at or near the top. this is one of these, a really strong wild ale, red in color but not sweet at all, lactic sour and red ripe fruit in here, bright carbonation, and not a trace of its over 10% abv, really beautifully built brew right here. its subtle in color, hazy and amber with a nice cream head. dried red berries, even cranberry tartness is there with the sourness, which has funk too, but is heavily acidic, maybe just short of a flanders red type, this lacks the vinegar aspect thankfully. dry in the finish with only a medium body. i seriously might have guessed this was 6, maybe 7% abv, never over 10. crazy. clean finishing with the fruit winding down and a citrus sour rising up, its refreshing and unique, huge but sneakily so. they have found a really winner with this, i hope it proliferates around a little bit. thankful to have been able to drink it.

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Robust, dried-blood red. Head dissipates rapidly.

S - Treacle, burnt cherries, musty grape skins

T - Starts off mildly tart, like a weaker Flanders Red. Some fruit notes - the cherry and grape from the nose - come through mid-palate. Things look good. Then an unwelcome, dull, alcoholic bitterness arrives late and spoils the party.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty good. A bit flat, but it's been in the bottle for a year by this point. Sticky and viscous from the high abv. (10.2%).

O - It's pretty drinkable, with the main detractor being the dull alcohol flavour on the finish. It's not bad by any means though. Polished the bottle off in about 20mins, which is a both a testament to the flavour (not worth really savouring) and the drinkability (high). A little disappointed to have paid $20 for this.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very deep amber to almost medium brown in body with plenty of red tones thrown in there. A small, 1cm head forms and is off white in color. The head retains a little bit, but is quickly down to just the edges of the beer and laces very little. The body and remnants of the head both contain purple color notes as well.

S- The scent on this beer starts with some medium to strong acidic and tart notes. Primary sour flavors on the nose are of acidic tones, cherry, and dark fruit flavors. Not sure of the potential of this beer having brett or being dry hopped, but there is definitely a dry, slightly bitter, and funky note to the scent at the end of the smell.

T- Starts with the same tart flavor that the scent does, but not quite as strong. This time the funky and bitter flavor comes into play sooner and follows up the tart cherry flavors that lead the drink off. The dark fruits are also notable here in the taste, with an overall impression of plums. Bitterness comes back stronger towards the end of the drink, but this time is likely produced by the alcohol and is dull in quality.Lingering flavor is a combination of tart dark fruits and dull bitterness.

M- This beer feels like most wild ales in the weight department, not quite being light on the palate, but being highly carbonated and drinking more like champagne than beer. The alcohol is definitely noticeable in the flavor profile and can also be felt warming as you drink.

Overall, this is your average, above average American sour. To me, it tastes like there were some cherries involved in brewing this one. The tartness is good, but the level of alcohol content brings the flavor back toward dully bitter and a little funky.

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Planéte Rouge from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.