The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2012 vintage. Tasted 30 May 2014.
Pours a murky medium brown. Just a little head, gone fast, not much lacing - but that's typical of a sour.
Smell is tart, with vinegar, dark fruit, and red wine. A delightful combination, quite sour, but the aroma is full and potent.
Taste is a complex blend of acidic sour, red wine vinegar, and cherries. So many shades of sour, teasing me with different delights each time I taste it. Again, it's full-flavored, and quite multidimensional. I love the depth and variety it brings.
Feel is top-notch. It's medium-bodied, heavier than many similar beers, but with prickly carbonation that lightens it and makes the flavors dance. That combo of heavy and light is fantastic.
The more I drink this, the more I like it. The level of complexity in the flavor is impressive, and the feel is a perfect complement. An excellent, robust sour.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2014 03:14:37 | More by zeledonia
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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