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Deschutes Little Buddha

Deschutes Little Buddha
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
an interesting and exciting concoction here. blended two year old dissident with a new beer, and add fruit? hmmm. i liked it quite a bit. it was sour without beeing as bracingly so, but even with the fruit and quad blended in, it was not as ridiculously complex as the original dissident. the abv was higher (10+) but masked really well. lingering bitter/sour/sweet finish. "

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 4, 2010
On tap, special keg at Naja’s. Scary beer. Huge nail polish, white vinegar, fermented fruit nose. Acetic as all hell. Flavor pounds you with a sharp vinegary acidity upfront, levels with vanilla-oak, strawberry and butterscotch through the middle, before descending again into an sharp, alcoholic vinegar burn. Weird, though I suppose “Buddha”-like in an irreverent way. Unbalanced and rather unpleasant to consume, the bacteria doing awkward numbers on this beer. There are interesting things happening here, but blending may be a better idea.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Biggest sour at the fest. Poured a hazy copper with a tiny head. Taste was giant vinegar without being too acidic, it almost hurt the chest with the vapors. Extremely tart, dry, hints of red and purple fruits, but mostly an acetic bomb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at ’09 Stone Sour Fest. Big frothy head. Dark, dark amber color. Some ethyl acetate. Lots and lots of acetic acid. Over the top. Like Rodenbach grand cru on steroids. A little hard to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
On tap at the sour ale fest 09. This was the strongest sour I tasted at the fest. Very strong vinegar, dark fruit, caramel, cherries, and very harsh sourness. Honestly it was to much for me, this was very difficult to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Stone Sour Fest, San Diego 2009. Woah! Biggest sour of the whole festival for me. Appley malt caramel aroma and the taste is pure sour pucker. Loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours a deep mocha brown with a beige head that left some brilliant lacing. Nose was big on vinegar, medicinal cherry and quite sour. Flavor was very similar to the nose. Finish and palate were both quite astringent and sour. Like Padrefan said, started off really good then became a little overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On tap at the 2009 Stone Sour Fest. This one started off great but the instense sour flavor knocked the score down a little. Can a beer be too sour? No, but the vinegar taste killed it for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Dark copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sour grain, pear, apple aroma and taste with some chocolate notes and a very astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
1st rating, today at Sour Fest at Stone, the 3rd annual one, nice to see new deschutes one off sours after year 1. This was on massive brutal sour that I have to say I really really enjoyed. Poured brown cloudy with a tan head. Nose is supremely tart. Taste was beyond acidic, beyond vinegar brutal intense alchoholic version of Rodenbach Grand Cru.


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