Planéte Rouge | Deschutes Brewery

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Planéte RougePlanéte Rouge

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Bitterbill
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled October 10th 2018 and it's 12%abv.

Pours a hazy mahogany, smells of cherries, raspberries, tannins, light funk.

The taste adds some of that rum barrel aging. Though boozy, it's tolerable. The fruitiness is massive and the level of sourness is up there as well, but that's what I expected from a sour red Ale.

Medium bodied with fairly lively carbonation.

Pretty darned tasty.

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Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured an opaque, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of dark cherry, green apple and toffee. Nice tart cherry and apple taste with some sweet malt.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 3/12/14.

A: Pours a ruddy iced tea color with a finger of fuzzy dark tan head that slowly faded into a thin collar.
S: Lightly tart and funky notes mixed with dark fruits, red fruits, and candied fruits. I get hints of red apple, candied dates, hints of leathery and caramely oxidization,
T: Musty barrel flavors of leather and earthy spice beneath tart but mellow acidity. I get flavors of tannic red grape skins, raisins, slight acetic acid, clean lactic acid, with leather and powdered chocolate in the finish. Red fruits and musty brett as well. Brett has light sour/bitterness. Very slight bandaid. Slight mushroom, earth and spice.
M: Medium-full body, very drying and gritty mouthfeel, fluffy carbonation, bitter finish. Acidity is mellow and smooth. There's a light tingly and bright quality to the carbonation.
O: Drinks well. Integrated layers of flavor with a clean and mellow tart bite. Tasted like this would be a good cheese pairing beer. Solid.

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Photo of CoryR
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Meteo-Matt
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Lambic-trappiste style ale. Deep flavour, malty, and cherry. Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Robust, dried-blood red. Head dissipates rapidly.

S - Treacle, burnt cherries, musty grape skins

T - Starts off mildly tart, like a weaker Flanders Red. Some fruit notes - the cherry and grape from the nose - come through mid-palate. Things look good. Then an unwelcome, dull, alcoholic bitterness arrives late and spoils the party.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty good. A bit flat, but it's been in the bottle for a year by this point. Sticky and viscous from the high abv. (10.2%).

O - It's pretty drinkable, with the main detractor being the dull alcohol flavour on the finish. It's not bad by any means though. Polished the bottle off in about 20mins, which is a both a testament to the flavour (not worth really savouring) and the drinkability (high). A little disappointed to have paid $20 for this.

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Photo of ari32
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very grape heavy. Rather acidic. Good bit of sour notes. Oak is there as well. Balance could be improved as the grapes dominate. Could be more sour but less acidic.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of mkrass
3/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.57/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a very deep amber to almost medium brown in body with plenty of red tones thrown in there. A small, 1cm head forms and is off white in color. The head retains a little bit, but is quickly down to just the edges of the beer and laces very little. The body and remnants of the head both contain purple color notes as well.

S- The scent on this beer starts with some medium to strong acidic and tart notes. Primary sour flavors on the nose are of acidic tones, cherry, and dark fruit flavors. Not sure of the potential of this beer having brett or being dry hopped, but there is definitely a dry, slightly bitter, and funky note to the scent at the end of the smell.

T- Starts with the same tart flavor that the scent does, but not quite as strong. This time the funky and bitter flavor comes into play sooner and follows up the tart cherry flavors that lead the drink off. The dark fruits are also notable here in the taste, with an overall impression of plums. Bitterness comes back stronger towards the end of the drink, but this time is likely produced by the alcohol and is dull in quality.Lingering flavor is a combination of tart dark fruits and dull bitterness.

M- This beer feels like most wild ales in the weight department, not quite being light on the palate, but being highly carbonated and drinking more like champagne than beer. The alcohol is definitely noticeable in the flavor profile and can also be felt warming as you drink.

Overall, this is your average, above average American sour. To me, it tastes like there were some cherries involved in brewing this one. The tartness is good, but the level of alcohol content brings the flavor back toward dully bitter and a little funky.

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Photo of Jeffh84
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of NCBrewmaster
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

deschutes is one of the best breweries in the country, and that is established by their regular lineup and occasional specialties like abyss and stoic and dissident and those beers, but they occasionally do these incredible one offs that really cements them as at or near the top. this is one of these, a really strong wild ale, red in color but not sweet at all, lactic sour and red ripe fruit in here, bright carbonation, and not a trace of its over 10% abv, really beautifully built brew right here. its subtle in color, hazy and amber with a nice cream head. dried red berries, even cranberry tartness is there with the sourness, which has funk too, but is heavily acidic, maybe just short of a flanders red type, this lacks the vinegar aspect thankfully. dry in the finish with only a medium body. i seriously might have guessed this was 6, maybe 7% abv, never over 10. crazy. clean finishing with the fruit winding down and a citrus sour rising up, its refreshing and unique, huge but sneakily so. they have found a really winner with this, i hope it proliferates around a little bit. thankful to have been able to drink it.

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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

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Planéte Rouge from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 64 ratings