I picked this beer up impulsively while doing some investigating for CHOW’s recent Belgian beer primer. Through my research, I learned that I really enjoy the sour beers coming out of Belgium, and now, luckily, from the U.S.

This beer is made by Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon in the style of an Oud Bruin. It’s sour, but it has a nice balance with a slight bitter flavor, and some fruitiness. We drank it with some homemade pizza and the acidity cut through the cheese well. The beer is part of the brewery’s reserve series, so get it while it lasts.

Deschutes’ The Dissident, $9.99.

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