The Dissident | Deschutes Brewery

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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
Ratings:
1,391
Reviews:
510
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
967
Gots:
680
For Trade:
60
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,391 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of A_Hoppy_Man
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TruePerception
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes The Dissident 2016, Belgian sour brown ale brewed with cherries, 40% aged in French oak wine barrels. 10.9% ABV.

A: Clear, deep red in the glass. Clear honey yellow in the dimple. Solid, highly visible sheeting. Nice lacing.

S: Sour cherry, with a touch of funk. Slight sweeter cherry note in the back. Malty, raisin-y backbone peeking below the surface. Slight sweetart edge.

T/MF: Ooh. Multi-tiered. Mildly sweet black cherry up front, moving to a more rum-soaked black cherry at the end. Raisin skin/stem in the middle. After a few sips, the cherry gives way to more of the malt notes, ranging from a touch of almost sickly sweet tree sap to apple fritter bread. The sourness is actually fairly mild, but rounds the beer out nicely. I'd say it's a fairly accurate American take on a Belgian sour brown ale. Nice blend of sweet, sour, and bitter.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brittonkay
3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sour beer profile

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Photo of Derek
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016.

Nice red colour, pours a little head but it quickly dissipates.

Aroma is sweet and fruity like candy, seems somewhat artificial.

Surprisingly sweet, with only a slight tartness and maybe a hint of funk. Cherry seems a little medicinal.

Moderate body has a modest carbonation. Light residual sweetness, alcohol is hidden.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: tart cherries oak vanillalots of red wine some funk and earthiness

Taste: initially you get a slight tart cherry presence but is taken over pretty quickly by a syrupy sweet cherry presence and vanilla middle of the mouth the red wine starts to show it self dry dark fruit skin some booziness in the finish you get more of that red wine along with the oak and some funky earthiness.

Overall: medium body really creamy the beer goes down smooth. Semi dry finish not as dry as you would except it to be.

Overall: smelling the beer you expect it to be more tart but it's not the red wine and oak really shine in this beer. The cherry flavor is more sweet then tart. I'm a fan of this. The base beer works incredibly well with the French oak wine barrels. Would gladly buy and drink this again!

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Photo of kidzord
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipso123
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of petrusek23
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm afraid I'm strongly influenced by the ready availability of the less expensive Rodenbach Grand Cru... This is a 2015, so maybe it still needs more age: there's a sweet funk that's overpowering the sourness and fruit. Still, not bad, just not as good as I had hoped from one of my favorite US brewers.

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Photo of rypkr
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beagleyx2
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber appearance with a good size head and a little too much carbination. Mild fruity aroma. Taste is a disappointing mild fruity one with more alcohol aftertaste than expected.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015. Tons of cherry and mild pith. Lot's of vinous notes. Woody and malty with enough acetic character for balance. Pretty nice stuff that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of tigg924
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear, reddish-brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Smells like fresh fruit. Taste is amazing: cherry--dark and sweet, cedar, and sour mix. Light bodied, airy, moderate carbonation, and slightly sour. Super smooth. A Flander Oud Bruin has no business being this smooth. This beer just jumps out with flavors. One of the best examples of a style that I like. Well worth seeking out--super tasty.

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Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A hazy deep red brown. The head is very small and leaves no lacing.

Taste is cherries followed by malt and some citrus notes from the hops really tamper down the initial tartness. Melds together quite beautifully. As it warms it improves. The tartness of course holds down the end. Is smooth despite a healthy carbonation.

Excellent.

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The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,391 ratings.
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