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The Dissident | Deschutes Brewery

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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:
#1,131
Reviews:
520
Ratings:
1,426
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
967
Gots:
684
Trade:
63
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,426 |  Reviews: 520
Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmurray10
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CascadiaGrokker
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So glad this will be an annual release now. Opened a 2014 bottle and it was everything I remember from 5 years ago, and more. Truly special beer.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Finally after years on my wants list,got one in shoprite fairless hills.

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Photo of Jackp_43
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Alron
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish color with hints of brown. Mild haze. One finger cream colored head. Decent lacing left behind as the head dissipates.

Aroma of tart cherry, red grape, ripe plum and some oak. Mild acetic acid, leather, and citrus.

Tart cherry again on the tongue. Wine notes of red grape, oaky barrel notes, and ripe plum. A hint of diacetyl. Some vinegary tartness. Lemony citrus, hints of tart raspberry, vanilla and caramel.

Moderate mouth feel going towards thin. Medium carbonation. Some tartness but no where near sour. Dry on the finish.

This is a nice tart beer with notable wine characteristics. A bit of diacetyl on the flavor was slightly off-putting but it had plenty of other positive notes to offset that. This had a best after date of about 9 months in the future so I'm looking forward to cracking open my 2 other bottles down the road.

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Photo of TreeBear
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buckeye982
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of PG2G
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle. Updated tasting after some well done bottle aging. Showing a lot better this time. A beautiful Flanders sour, probably one of the best that I've ever had. Can't wait to taste in one year!!

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Photo of MaximumYuks
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefbigjon
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So close to being so awesome. Needs a little more pucker, more...something. I liked it, but I think it needs more, I don;t know, time? Sourness? I really like the cherry flavor. I enjoyed this beer but I think it needs something more to make it memorable.

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Photo of zander4dawin
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden Amber beer with thin soapy head and great clarity. Some burnt sugars, sour cherry, fruit salad, pineapple, tangerine with a slick oily mouthfeel.

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Photo of shagal
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,426 ratings
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