The Dissident | Deschutes Brewery

The DissidentThe Dissident
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 1,410 ratings
The DissidentThe Dissident
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

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
Fourth release (10.7% ABV) - December 2014

Added by MisterClean on 08-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,102
Reviews:
516
Ratings:
1,410
Liked:
1,292
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
10.24%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
971
Gots:
680
Trade:
62
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Jpb123
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 offering.

This beer is absolutely beautiful. It's clear deep amber to slightly reddish hued color is hypnotizing. It has a small white head that compliments it perfectly by disappearing into its depths, keeping you focused on it's brilliant appearance.

The smell bursts upon the pop and fizz of the cap, intoxicating the surroundings with intense sour vinegar and sweet dark cherries.

The flavor was not at all what I was expecting. A slight hint of vinegar is quickly overcome with dark cherry, molasses, and oak.

The feel is so unique. A tad under cough syrup with a touch of prickly spice, smooth, mild carbonation, sweet and tart, but none of those attributes are overwhelming.

Overall, few beers are worth such a long wait, as this beer has eluded me since its first release. An absolutely phenomenal beer that I would gladly pay the nominal fee again and again for such a treat. I think I'm in love. Cheers!

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maltznhopz
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small off white head.

S - Cherry, dates, oakiness and red wine all present themselves in the aroma.

T - Some red wine in the taste, along with cherries, oak, fig, and a very light tartness to it.

M - Very smooth with hardly any carbonation, goes down thick and creamy, leaving a little bit of a dry finish.

O - I would definitely buy this again if I see it available.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light Amber color with moderate carbonation and a 1/2 finger of head.

Aroma is very earthy with ample barrel character. No distinct cherry on the nose, more of a sweet malt concentrate poured over oak chips. Some funk also is present.

Taste is sweet and on the thicker side. Mild amount of tartness, which feels more influenced by the cherries than true lactic tartness. A solid amount of wood character melds with a surpringly high level of malt sweetness. The finish is slightly bitter with a continued sweetness.

Overall, this is a unique beer that lends itself to those that prefer tartness to be balanced with sweetness. It's a pleasant beer that leans a bit too much on the sweet side for me. Good barrel character, but the overall beer is neither refreshing nor incredibly complex, warranting extended sipping. I see it pairing well with pulled pork tacos with pickled chili peppers. It gets a 84/100.

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Photo of madelf66
3.1/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-hazy to burnt amber color with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head that left no lacing. The smell had some sour cherries up front with a subtle sweetness to it. Light woody character rounds it out. Subtle acceptable vinous grapes. The flavor rides on the sour cherries with the woodiness coming back dryly. Sticky sweet cherry to woody aftertaste leads into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the stickiness to build on my tongue, still acceptable for the most part. Overall, I say this was a pretty nicely done Flanders Oud Bruin that I would have again.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For purpose of tge review, a 2014 vintage was sampled after 3 years of cellaring.

Appearance - The beer poured with a red- hue and an off-white head.

Smell - The nose reminded me of a dry cherry wine, with oak sidetracking the sweetness.

Taste - The initial taste was oaky, peppery cherry. As it balanced out, the taste makes me think of barrel aged twizzlers with a hint of spice. There was a definite warming presence with a dry kick in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The beer was full bodied with carbonation that survived the aging. The alcohol was well masked.

Overall - I am not certain if the extra three years of cellaring did this, but I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of onlymurderers
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage.

Look: One finger brown-white head, red-orange body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Cherries, raspberries, plum, brown sugar, oak, some cinnamon, some mild caramel, some lemon.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, quite tart and acidic, but also mildly sweet. You can barely tell the alcohol is there, this tastes like a 5%.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjrider
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 1,410 ratings
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