The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
4.26/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Beer Review # 500! Best After date of 8/20/13
Appearance - Pours a hazy, somewhat dull copper with a white half finger head that displays a slight orangish hue. Fair retention, leaves behind a thick film of microbubbles on the surface, which clump ever so more around the edges. Lacing is spotty with little stick.
Smell - Sour cherries hit right off the bat. Green banana. Bubblegum. Yeast funkiness. Faint touches of oak.
Taste - Wow that's sour! Near overpowering cherry sourness upfront. Touches of funk and green banana come through once the sourness dissipates. Under-ripened plum. Sourness lessens as the beer warms, though it's still the driving force behind the brew. Lesser hints of bubblegum on the tongue than on the nose, but it definitely comes through near the end. Speaking of which, finishes sour for sure, but with a faint citrus zest bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Smoothly drinkable, despite the sourness. Crisp. Bone dry finish.
Overall - Well, I hope you like cherries. I do. Love 'em. This beer is right up my alley... sort of. It's very, very sour, especially at first. Okay, so I opened it 5 months before the recommended date, but that's on me. I wanted this beer to be my 500th review, and I wasn't gonna wait that long to do another beer review, damn it! Or... maybe it's on the brewery? Hey guys, maybe don't release your beer until the 'Best After' date has passed, you bastards! No, I'm kidding! I still love you Deschutes, but seriously. Okay, I'm rambling.
Obviously I'm in a festive mood. Happy 500 everybody!
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2013 06:43:32 | More by TheSixthRing
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4.44/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle from 2012 bottling. Says best after 8/2013. Aged since 11/2012. Poured into Belgian ale glass directly from aging refrigerator so served around 52 degrees.
A) Reddish to cordovan, moderate carbonation bubbles. 2/3 finger head when poured, not very much retention, thin ring left.
S) Sour cherries, mustiness from yeast, maybe some citus or lemongrass
T) Very smooth and very complex. Cherries and citrus, not too much funk at all, not very sour at beginning. Finish is sweeter. Really well done.
M) Medium to full bodied, not as much carbonation as indicated by looking at it, really no evidence of the 11.4% alcohol content. This is really well-done.
Russian River Supplication has been surpassed. This is masterful. Will have to grab more than one bottle the next time they release.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 19:34:01 | More by IvoryFoxhole
4.41/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2010 vintage. Batch 2. Best after 11/01/11. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Deschutes snifter glass. Acquired in a trade from nedvalton, thank you sir!
A- Pours a hazy, muddy brownish- maroon body with a two finger white head that reduces slowly to a white ring of foam.
S- Smells of funky brett, tart lactic acid, sharp sour lemons, grass, caramel/toffee, dark cherries, white wine, grapes. So complex, aromatic, and inviting. I can't wait to sip this.
T- Wow.. this is amazing. The first thing you notice is the tart cherries/citrus notes. I wouldn't call this acidic.. I'd call it on the higher end of tart. The tartness combines with some funkyness coupled with a slight astringent hoppiness. The finish is sweet with some very nice vanilla, caramel, toffee, burnt toast, charred bready notes. Very complex.
M- Medium body, good drinkability, medium carbonation.
I've really been looking forward to trying this beer and it didn't disappoint! Super complex and balanced. Very well done, Deschutes. 4 years has done wonders.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 01:21:10 | More by gcamparone
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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