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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

970 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 899
Gots: 423 | FT: 29
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle from 2012 bottling. Says best after 8/2013. Aged since 11/2012. Poured into Belgian ale glass directly from aging refrigerator so served around 52 degrees.

A) Reddish to cordovan, moderate carbonation bubbles. 2/3 finger head when poured, not very much retention, thin ring left.

S) Sour cherries, mustiness from yeast, maybe some citus or lemongrass

T) Very smooth and very complex. Cherries and citrus, not too much funk at all, not very sour at beginning. Finish is sweeter. Really well done.

M) Medium to full bodied, not as much carbonation as indicated by looking at it, really no evidence of the 11.4% alcohol content. This is really well-done.

Russian River Supplication has been surpassed. This is masterful. Will have to grab more than one bottle the next time they release.

IvoryFoxhole, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

carlmoberg, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

AHeaston8, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

WhatIsFear, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

dleiner, Apr 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

BeerBodisafa, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

nrs207, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

tectactoe, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Beejay, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Invictus, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mrebeka, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

millerbuffoon, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of gcamparone
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.

gcamparone, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

zestar, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DIPAFAN, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

shehateme, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

imfrommichigan, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Fargrow, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

schimschim, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Hardcore, Feb 19, 2014
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.