The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I consider myself lucky to have snagged a growler of this at Malt & Vine in Redmond. This is the 2010 vintage, poured into a tulip.
Appearance: rich tawny amber hue with a thin finger of ivory foam atop. Pretty nice looking.
Smell: rich, sweet malt with quite a bit of sourness to it. A little fruitiness adds to the enjoyment.
Taste: very good, smooth malt flavor with just the right amount of sourness. I thought from the aroma that this might be a hair too sour but I was thankfully quite wrong. Flavor starts out with some orchard fruit character in with the malt, then the sourness builds to the end. It finishes smooth, though, with a light sweetness and a little bitterness. I love the flavor and dynamism.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a somewhat low level of carbonation, this beer is a little more silky than it is creamy. I like the feel of it, though; it doesn't feel overattenuated, despite the high alcohol and acidity.
Overall: just an excellent beer. I imagine, maybe, that having a bottle with a little more carbonation might work some good here, but I'm quite satisfied indeed with my Dissident growler experience.
Serving type: growler
09-22-2011 22:29:11 | More by flagmantho
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4.04/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The beer comes in a dark rusty reddish brown.
The aroma has tons of tart cherries, vinegar sourness, some alcohol.
The flavor follows with a punch of "old" sour cherries, vinegar, some caramel and toffee sweetness, oak, and then a hit of alcohol.
The alcohol is decently hidden, but still shines through as something that is quite big. 11% is not a huge surprise however. I prefer the beers in the style to be less alcoholic and more refreshing. Still a wonderfully complex and delicious beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 03:41:22 | More by dar482
4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy cloudy cloudy. Amber. Small tan head. Poor head retention.
Cherries and tart fruit. Light malt. Goaty funk.
Big fruity flavour followed up by sourness. Nice earthy character than combines with lactic acid. Cherries really pop.
Moderate body with moderate carbonation. Solid.
Excellent beer. The tartness and fruit works well. Nice stuff.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 07:52:39 | More by dgilks
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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