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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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93
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933 Ratings
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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 874
Gots: 428 | FT: 31
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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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2014 15:42:49 | More by Invictus
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2014 14:59:37 | More by mrebeka
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2014 00:46:56 | More by millerbuffoon
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Batch 2. Best after 11/01/11. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Deschutes snifter glass. Acquired in a trade from nedvalton, thank you sir!

A- Pours a hazy, muddy brownish- maroon body with a two finger white head that reduces slowly to a white ring of foam.

S- Smells of funky brett, tart lactic acid, sharp sour lemons, grass, caramel/toffee, dark cherries, white wine, grapes. So complex, aromatic, and inviting. I can't wait to sip this.

T- Wow.. this is amazing. The first thing you notice is the tart cherries/citrus notes. I wouldn't call this acidic.. I'd call it on the higher end of tart. The tartness combines with some funkyness coupled with a slight astringent hoppiness. The finish is sweet with some very nice vanilla, caramel, toffee, burnt toast, charred bready notes. Very complex.

M- Medium body, good drinkability, medium carbonation.

I've really been looking forward to trying this beer and it didn't disappoint! Super complex and balanced. Very well done, Deschutes. 4 years has done wonders.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:21:10 | More by gcamparone
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-21-2014 06:25:55 | More by zestar
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-17-2014 15:58:42 | More by DIPAFAN
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oso

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-13-2014 06:12:35 | More by oso
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-10-2014 00:15:57 | More by shehateme
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-05-2014 04:11:17 | More by imfrommichigan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-01-2014 04:48:10 | More by DaftPatrick
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-27-2014 14:03:30 | More by Fargrow
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schimschim

South Dakota

5/5  rDev +19%

02-24-2014 02:07:17 | More by schimschim
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Hardcore

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-19-2014 08:23:11 | More by Hardcore
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-19-2014 05:40:48 | More by bennetj17
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-15-2014 19:32:13 | More by 510a
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dar482

New York

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

The beer comes in a dark rusty reddish brown.

The aroma has tons of tart cherries, vinegar sourness, some alcohol.

The flavor follows with a punch of "old" sour cherries, vinegar, some caramel and toffee sweetness, oak, and then a hit of alcohol.

The alcohol is decently hidden, but still shines through as something that is quite big. 11% is not a huge surprise however. I prefer the beers in the style to be less alcoholic and more refreshing. Still a wonderfully complex and delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 03:41:22 | More by dar482
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Recless7

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-10-2014 06:42:23 | More by Recless7
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

02-09-2014 07:48:02 | More by ucsbmullet
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-05-2014 00:48:45 | More by ADTaber
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-03-2014 23:49:48 | More by SupremePie
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-03-2014 17:05:18 | More by sendbeer
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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

02-03-2014 16:58:43 | More by dkw0063
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ari32

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-31-2014 16:17:45 | More by ari32
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2014 06:53:54 | More by gueuzegossage
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2014 06:45:07 | More by Kurmaraja
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.