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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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The DissidentThe Dissident

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954 Ratings

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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 888
Gots: 427 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-22-2013 07:34:44 | More by beergorrilla
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-22-2013 02:19:30 | More by Zaphog
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2013 06:13:08 | More by unclekeith
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3.78/5  rDev -10%

Got a bottle at Tacoma Boys. Says 2012 on the label. Cool packaging with the Makers Mark style wax covering, but was kind of a pain in the ass to open. Aromas of vinegar. Very sharp and sour fragrance. Amber orange in color with a tan head that doesn't sustain very long, but leaves nice lace on top. Can tell it's highly carbonated as it look and sounds explosive. Wow. This is a bomb to the palate. Heavy alcohol notes. Very tart and light sourness. The alcohol has an immediate warming effect. Fruity, sour apple and cherry flavors. Alot of red wine in the mix as well. I don't care for the aftertaste. It's very metallic and just off somehow. Too bad. Maybe not as carbonated as it looks at first but I think it lost alot of it sitting in the glass. Very interesting beer and I love the primary flavor, just don't like the finish.

01-21-2013 04:55:17 | More by Braz
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2013 01:46:59 | More by ber12
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-19-2013 06:49:15 | More by KiMiRaiK
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-18-2013 03:06:39 | More by beerhawk41
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-17-2013 05:32:59 | More by Glibber
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-17-2013 03:48:08 | More by Efay
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-16-2013 04:48:37 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2013 06:52:09 | More by AxesandAnchors
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-13-2013 20:09:17 | More by AlexFields
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5/5  rDev +19%

01-11-2013 03:19:20 | More by BJasny
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-11-2013 00:28:44 | More by Carloco
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-08-2013 22:17:48 | More by gatornation
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

Up front, a note - in the spirit of experimentation and for comparison purposes, I drank this 2012 bottle about 8 months before the "Best After" date stamped on the bottle. Finding myself with a couple of these brews, I wanted to get a baseline. That, and I'm extra-excited to try one!

Thanks to dujayhawk for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Opaque medium brown, thin white foam floats on the top, low amount of visible carbonation. This isn't a particularly pretty beer.

S: The sour hits you from two feet away. Tangy, fruity, some oak sweetness and tannins. There's a bit of vinegar, a bit vinous...but overall, mouth-watering.

T: Tart and sour, and a fruitiness here (it's the cherry, I'm sure, but I don't know that I would have been able to pick that flavor out), oak tannins, some sweet malt. Sweet and dry simultaneously here. There is a vinous aspect as well. Dry finish.

M: Medium body, decent carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol presence.

O: This was very enjoyable, but I can't wait to see what happens over the next year or so. At present it just doesn't have the depth of flavor I'm looking for and expecting, but I was so far before the "best after" date...I have high hopes.

01-07-2013 04:26:35 | More by macrosmatic
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-06-2013 01:47:14 | More by pukahi91
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-05-2013 03:27:36 | More by doughanson78
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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%

A: A grainy, yet creamy red and purple pour. Has a slight "Tsu-Xiao Province" look, for anyone who's visited the far east. The pour was memorable for many reasons. I cannot get into this.

S: My dude Dave came by as I was pouring and said "that damn beer smell like my FEET, bro", and I agree. Feet smell.

T: Smoky yet overall a taste of vinegar and slight taste of wine. There was also a very slight aftertaste that was unlike anything before. The only thing I can compare it to is it was 80% raspberry and 15% baseball glove and 5% man.

M: The Mouthfeel on this is as big and groovy as I've ever swished. Swish and you'll be a believer. Dave said "this feel like mustard", but that one I did NOT agree with.

O: I've never had a beer like this and I don't know if I ever will again. I only had enough money for one bottle, and I may let that stand as the greatest beer where I've only had money for 1 bottle.

01-05-2013 02:13:45 | More by BrewSnob
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-02-2013 00:38:58 | More by davelag
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

2012 reserve 22oz bottle served into a Snifter

A: Ruby Red with a small head

S: Sour cherries and barnyard funk

T: Lots of of tart-sour cherry, light taste of vinegar and hints of oak/vanilla

M: Smooth and a medium body, nicely carbonated

O: Another A grade beer from Deschutes. Fire.

01-01-2013 06:54:07 | More by mnphish
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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%

2012 Vintage poured in to snifter.

A - Murky brown with an orange glow around the edges. A thin layer of dirty white head formed an reduced to some scattered bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S - Sour/tartness and lots of funk up front with sour cherries and oak also present.

T - A big tartness is present up front without being overly puckering or sour. Sour cherries, oak and some dark fruit also come through. There is a vinegar-like flavour present throughout and a touch of barnyard funk.

M - Medium body; creamy. Light carbonation.

12-30-2012 14:42:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

Classic looking Bruin - murky burnt caramel capped with a brief khaki fizz that settles down to form a neat collar that actually retains from start to finish. Pretty good amount of alcohol oil as well. The second pour shows something entirely different - thick head that, again, fades fast but forms a beautiful cap on the beer that laces as well as you could expect.

Extremely acidic... fresh vanilla oak qualities, tart cherries, plum, maybe a bit of mushy berries, the alcohol character plays an apparent role without offending any other part of the beer... orange flesh.

Mmm... tart cherry, ripe raisin, banana peel (?), fruity tannin like brightness, not quite as dominantly sour as I have heard from some, but it is sure smooth... a delicious beer indeed.

Lovely stuff.

12-30-2012 01:33:16 | More by yamar68
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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%

Wax sealed brown bomber with best by date on label. Too bad I ignored that and am drinking it 9 months early!

A: sidepour gets no head or cap or ring. That could be the 11% or so alcohol doing its work. Pours a cloudy red tinted brown. Exactly what I expected to see. And boy do it look tasty.

S: I don't even need to be near the glass to smell the sour cherry. Making me salivate. Nose to the glass gets more cherry and some alcohol. Bits of oaky vanilla and no hops.

T: tart cherry followed by more tart and some more tartness. A hint of sweetness followed by more tart delicious cherry. Wonderfully sour beer.

M: medium body, good and smooth.

O: this bottle is 9months shy of its best after date so it needs a little age. It is kinda harsh but where it is going is fantastic. Can mostly taste the sour not much maltyness.

12-29-2012 05:56:00 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

'12 bottle from my father in law. Is it fair to review this before the "best after" date? Oh well...
Reviewed 12/25/12. Drank this one after the Christmas morning mayhem. Santa deserved it, even though it was only 10am.

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-brown with a slight pink tint and a thin, off-white head.

Smell. Cherries and plenty of funky old dank wood. Just a little booze and a very faint whiff of sweet caramel malt.

Taste. Sour cherries, dry tannic wood and leather, some sweet caramel and dry earthy funk with just a hint of spicy Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation, faint warmth in the back of the throat.

Overall. Nice (and big) Flanders style sour with a good amount of fruit flavour. Anxious to try the 3 bi-year vertical in the cellar now.

12-27-2012 21:21:45 | More by Rutager
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
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