The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by dac:
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Deschutes pub in Bend and again at Deschutes in Portland.
Tawny brown, some lace on top, little head and some lace around the rim of the snifter.
Lacto-Brett sour aromas, slight acetic malt vinegar aroma.
Delightfully sour, cherries come trough as more of a cherry-pit flavor, but are very subdued. Malt sweetness can be detected, but the beer is quite balanced presenting both malt and sour notes in a quite pleasing manner.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the advertised %ABV. This is a labeled as big beer but it sure doesn't feel that big.
Very drinkable. Easy to knock back a few in a sitting once they warm up a bit. I was surprised the Deshutes pubs were serving them at about 32 degrees.
Good enough that shell out more than few greenbacks for a case of bottles.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2008 03:28:15 | More by dac
More User Reviews:
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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