The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Vintage 2012. Best after 20 August 2013.
A: No head. Hazy auburn.
S: Flatly tart in a very Oud Bruin sort of way. Top notes of lemon zest. Deeper red-fruitier scents as well.
T: Mmm. Interesting. This is basically a barleywine with a hint of lambic tartness. As it warms up, I realise I'm completely wrong and the truth is the opposite. This is an honest Oud Bruin, true to the style,
M: Tart then sweet...sweet then tart...tart then sweet...This beer is a pendulum.
O: This is an incredible beer. Highly recommended. Want to have again.
06-22-2014 07:12:20 | More by AgentMunky
4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
05-31-2014 03:14:37 | More by zeledonia
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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