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:
1,407
Reviews:
515
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
969
Gots:
680
For Trade:
62
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,407 |  Reviews: 515
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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Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Reddish brown with very little head and constant streams of bubbles. Smell is tart cherries, oak, funk, stone fruits. Tastes less sour than it smells. The barrel dominates. Good balance of sweet, tart, and funk. Cherries are more noticeable as it warms. The ABV is not noticeable. Mouth feel is decent. Carbonation gives it life on the tongue. Overall, a decent beer. Not my favorite example of the style. Smell is the best feature of this beer. Not sour enough for an oud bruin.

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

Photo of ajm5108
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber pour with a thin, soapy head & moderate carbonation. Aroma is a nice balance between the traditional oud bruin notes - tanned leather, oak & some lacto - that is softened with some wine notes (grape must). Missed the cherries / candied sugar on the nose. Taste is very unique, and not in the "I don't know how to describe this" way. It is fairly sweet upfront with underpinnings of a cherry liqueur - cherry pit & some raw alchohol - that segues into a more delicate oud bruin with some of that tannin / oak / sandalwood funk. Sweet and funky. The wine notes are more of a faint background but it helps anchor the beer. Most flanders are a little too vinegary for me, but the aging really smooths this out and adds some really great flavors. Top notch.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burnt brown with a tint of red, zero head. Smells of sour cherries, oak barrels. Sour oak, a little funky, white wine. Interesting beer, I like Flanders but would prefer a smaller format

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

Deep amber in color with 1/2 inch of head that settles to a nice ring. Very prevalent lacing.

Nose is fruity but sour, vinous, cherry, oak, and some malt.

Taste is malty, sweet, cherry, oak, and sour.

Mouthful is medium and smooth. Carbonation is above average. Finish is dry.

This style when done right is really good and this hits the mark. The aging of this bottle gives it an excellent sherry like quality. The nose, taste, and mouthful are all spot on. Too drinkable at 11.40%! Highly recommended to age a bottle.

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Photo of MFMB
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light cherry to amber. The nose is of tart cherries, grape skins and bit of light vinegar. While the nose is of tart cherries the taste is much more subtle and sweet that is followed up by a tart kick on the back end. The barrel is there but not overpowering. minimal notes of oak and wine. Medium body with dry finish.

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The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,407 ratings.
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