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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

941 Ratings
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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 877
Gots: 426 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flanders style sour brown brewed with dark candi sugar and Oregon Montmorency cherries, aged in Pinot Noir barrels.

30 IBU

First release (9.0% ABV) - August 2008
Second release (10.5% ABV) - November 2010 (~118bbl)
Third release (11.4% ABV) - October 2012

(Beer added by: MisterClean on 08-19-2008)
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Reviews by 7ways:
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7ways

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 batch. It wasn't until after I opened it that I saw the best after date of November 2011. I've read the discussions on this kind of dating, and I still think it's a ridiculous concept.

What a beautiful pour! Crystal clear burnished ruby and orange with a vanishing white head. Sometimes it just looks really damn good for no reason. Maybe I'm just thirsty.

The cherry is somewhat obvious on the nose, but it's hidden by slight acetone, salt, and oak. Smells more funky than sour. I'm going to go on record and say that it's really hard to get a good idea of aroma from many wild/sour beers, maybe from lack of head. If I swirl this thing any more it's going to go flat.

There are some great, some interesting, and some not too good flavors in this beer. Very, very complex; it changes a lot from sip to swallow. Mild acetic sourness complements flavors of old wood, sharp black cherry, tart candy, rhubarb, and bitter medicine lingering a little too long on a super dry finish.

Medium full body, and rather low carbonation. It would be nice if there were more bubbles to "wash away" the vinegar.

Nice Flemish sour, but I'd rather have Red Poppy or several Belgians any day.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 01:30:43 | More by 7ways
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-22-2014 18:14:01 | More by dunix
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 04:13:57 | More by Wayne17
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2014 01:04:35 | More by my_knew_craft
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22Blue

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2014 00:31:02 | More by 22Blue
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-10-2014 22:47:59 | More by jackmax
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Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a medium brown color, almost looked liked bourbon. Very little head that dissipated very quickly.

Aroma: A full aroma that contained hints of bourbon, dark fruits, and red wine.

Taste: Sour but not overwhelmingly so. Very strong but balanced flavors of cherries, acid, and wine. Flavors are layered and each taste offers a different amount of each flavor.

Mouthfeel: A medium-bodied beer that tastes lighter due to the light carbonation.

Overall: Very good sour beer. Not lip-puckering sour but very drinkable. The aroma gives off a bourbon hint but the beer was not aged in bourbon barrels and each taste is a little surprise with the different flavors in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:53:49 | More by BobbySue22
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5/5  rDev +19%

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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

07-01-2014 02:44:49 | More by smutty33
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

06-29-2014 22:27:12 | More by ajzy
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +19%

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sharpski

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5/5  rDev +19%

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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-23-2014 00:29:01 | More by Yeti1979
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AgentMunky

California

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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alib262

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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zeledonia

Minnesota

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
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The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.