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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

987 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 909
Gots: 423 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

towlea25, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

DaveHack, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Scout11, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -4.8%

hoppymcgee, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of hannaho
5/5  rDev +19%

hannaho, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of HosP
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottle. Received from Scottfrie last year in one of my first trades I believe. Poured 22oz bottle into Jackie O's snifter.

A- Pours a slightly hazy ruby color. Thin white head with just a bit of lace left behind.

S- Smells a bit sweet up front. Some sourness, tartness comes in the middle towards the end. Cherry smells dot in with the sourness.

T- Not as sour as I was expecting. Nice smooth cherry tartness to at the beginning. Some earthy, oak flavors in the background. Maybe what is described as a bit of funk at the end. Still a smooth drink.

M- Medium body, lower carbonation. A little dry.

O- I very much enjoyed this beer. Not overly sour, but with the right balance of sour and fruit. Wish I had another one of these to drink! Thanks Scott for this way back when.

HosP, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Rollzroyce21, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Best after 11/01/11. I got this almost a year ago in a trade and I cannot remember from whom; thank you whoever you were!

(A)- Pours a hazy crimson red color. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A nice oaky tart cherry leather and tobacco character to it. Nice and dynamic with out being sweet. Very subtle funk.

(T)- Heavy on the oak but a dense cherry fruit to it with some subtle Brett and band aid character. Some tartness, but subtle.

(M)- A good carbonation level to it. A decent balance too, but slightly strange and medicinal.

(D)- A decent flanders, though I think it still possibly needs more time to develop better. The medicinal note became more and more prevalent as it warmed.

sweemzander, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Mahlik
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Deschutes PDX Pub. Poured into Deschutes snifter glass. 2010 vintage.

A - Pours a clear ruby red with no head. No lacing either. However, it's a very attractive beer.

S - Sour cherries give off a noticeable tartness. Vinegar and yeasty funk give this beer a sour kick. Some oak notes come out. A medicinal aroma hangs in the background. Some alcohol hits the nose.

T - Tart cherries, yeasty funk, vinegar, oak and lactic sourness all hit the palate. This one is more sour than tart.

M - Light-medium body with a creamy feel. Above average amount of carbonation that only slightly pricks the tongue. Finishes dry with an acidic sourness.

O - Enjoyed this beer but I don't think it's amazing. I've had plenty of sours that bring a lot more to the table than this beer. Definitely worth a try though. If I wasn't used to drinking Russian River and Cascade sours on a semi-regular basis, I'd probably rate this beer much higher.

Mahlik, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Kirch, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MrHirschybar, Dec 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

marct, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

KevSal, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

whatthehull, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Fruity, sour vinegar with some sweet malt. Smells like it is going to be quite sour.

Taste: Some mildly sweet malt up front with a fruity sourness. Red wine notes with a mild metallic/nickel flavor. The finish is sour and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a finish that is a bit slick.

Overall: This is a really good sour that could have been fantastic but there was a mild metallic note in the taste. The alcohol was almost nowhere to be found. Not sure if I would hunt down another one given the rarity.

oline73, Dec 19, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottling; red-waxed bomber into a white wine glass -

A: Semi-murky tawny amber...decent clarity I guess, as it sits and warms...a little head and lacing but not much.

S: Tartness and some fruitiness upfront...cherries and red wine grape...decent smattering of oak notes and a decent malty sweet backbone...hints of vanilla and brown sugar here as well. Although the tartness dominates, in a sense it smells balanced.

T: More tartness with malty sweet undertones...funkiness as well...tart/sour cherry and nice underlying oak tannins...lots of vinous notes too, especially on the finish...more hints of brown sugar in the malty body. The wild yeast is carried to a sour finish by a robust brown malt body.

MF: 'Drying' sour finish but not quite puckering...medium mouthfeel with adequate palate-cleansing carbonation.

O: Really an enjoyable tart/sour brown.

Scotchboy, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

black13, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of sacrelicio
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage, aged in my kitchen for 13 months.

Ruby amber color with an off white head. Not much lacing.

Smell is tart, with cherry fruit, vanilla, oak.

Taste is rich orange, cherries, flowers, and sugar sprinkled red grapefruit with a little sherry like oxidation. So very balanced. Simple and fantastic.

sacrelicio, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mrbubbler, Dec 16, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

hopburster, Dec 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

claaark13, Dec 14, 2011
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.