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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

986 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 909
Gots: 422 | FT: 32
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

22Blue, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

MadeInOregon, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jackmax, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BobbySue22
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.

BobbySue22, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

smutty33, Jul 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

ajzy, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

sammyg832, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Yeti1979, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Jun 22, 2014
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Cubatobaco, Jun 21, 2014
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mrcraft, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

alib262, Jun 19, 2014
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BMart, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Ish1, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
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.

zeledonia, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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funkyaudio, May 19, 2014
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PappyVans, May 17, 2014
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bcp5296d, May 17, 2014
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 986 ratings.