The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery
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4.43/5 rDev +5.5%
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
3.89/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
poured 22oz bottle into teku. Drink after 8/2013
A - It pours a dirty ruby with an off white 2.5 finger head that fizzes. Fades quickly into a collar and leaves behind a few traces of lace.
S - Faint cherries, dark tart fruit, and red wine. Some oak and brown sugar round it out.
T - Red wine and oak seem to be the most prevalent with some medicinal cherry flavor. Not very sour and only somewhat tart. Dark fruits and brown sugar fill in on the finish. There is a booziness to this beer.
M - Carbonated and light bodied, very dry.
O - This was good, but I didn't like as much as most. A bit too much red wine and the cherry flavor was medicinal for me. Good, but not exceptional.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 19:53:16 | More by Ri0
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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