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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

959 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 896
Gots: 429 | 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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4.25/5  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
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4.41/5  rDev +5%

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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oso, Mar 13, 2014
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shehateme, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

imfrommichigan, Mar 05, 2014
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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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Hardcore, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

bennetj17, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

510a, Feb 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Recless7, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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sendbeer, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

dkw0063, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ari32, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

gueuzegossage, Jan 26, 2014
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.