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:
1,406
Reviews:
515
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
969
Gots:
680
For Trade:
62
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes, 12/9/10. Pours a brownish red color with a somewhat fizzy head, beige. Head dissipates quickly. It might be starting to thin out a bit, but this beer is still quite good. Lots of fruit - sour cherries and berries. Some vinegar and acid. Medium sour. Soft feel. A very good beer, though not quite up to the best of this wonderful style. Edit: 2010 version. Draft. Very good, again. Much more funky oak flavor than I remember from the last batch. Very woody dry. Sort of a cheesy flavor. Sour cherries are delicious and don’t overwhelm. Refined and complex. Full mouthfeel. The mouthfeel of Dissident is noticeably best from a fresh keg, in my opinion. Not too sour yet. Edit 2012: My opinion on Dissident has gone done somewhat. It seems a bit too sweet and the flavor is muddier than I remember. I'll revisit this review again at some point, but I'm lowering my scores for now.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,406 ratings.
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