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:
1,402
Reviews:
514
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.34%
 
 
Wants:
969
Gots:
680
For Trade:
62
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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jkolls
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle
best after date was october 2016 so I'm cracking this 6 months early i guess.
Really strong scent and flavor from the wine barrels
Look was a light red, fairly translucent, decent head, faded quickly.
quite tasty, have 2 bottles i plan to age a bit.
tastes absolutely great, cherries , wine barrel etc.

4.36 rating

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Photo of ryannosaurus
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KShophead
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BSecaida
4.79/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Here comes like up until Flanders Giant, the biggest Flanders I've ever seen. Looks like one of those cool west coast orange ipas. Fine, 1/5" head. Aroma was of cherries, citrus and oak. Enjoyable and saliva inducing.

Taste was probably somewhere around a 4 on the 1-10 sour scale. Lots of malt underneath some citrus, vanilla, wood notes. Almost grape skin like feels.

This is like equal parts wild ale and flanders. Definitely too big for tradition. Fun, but its the same price as Oude Tart, so this prolly won't be a repeat too often for me.

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Photo of jmiah22
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best after 10/30/2016. Oops, a little impatient!

Pours a beautiful bronzy/red colour with a small but lively off-white head. A lot going on in the nose, some cherry, a touch of generic red berry, a distinct woodiness, and definitely a hit of alcohol in the nose, almost like a dessert-wine. Taste has that same cherry note but some spice to go with it, almost peppery, a bit of a floral component going on as well, definitely some grape juice character, some brown sugar sweetness, and a hint of that oaky vanilla flavour. Very complex. Feel is definitely on the dry side, medium body, well-carbonated, slightly acidic but nothing over the top.

Overall a really interesting beer, surprisingly complex, even before its best after date, should be even better with age. Definitely let this one warm a bit in the glass, cellar temp is much better than fridge temp here. Cheers!

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jon4than
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 2014 bomber from Tempe Bevmo on 12/24/14 for $16.99. Best after 10/27/15.

Beer poured an amber red with minimal head that dissipated quickly. The interesting thing is that it looked more like wine than beer.

Nose is primarily cherries on oak.

Taste is cherry wine forward with hints of a belgian beer base.

Feel is medium bodied and not particularly smooth.

Overall this was not a bad beer but there is nothing great about it - it is a strong cherry ale with no redeeming qualities. I admittedly am not big on cherries or sours but i definitely did not catch the wild factor overwhelming. It seems Deschutes Belgians of late are leaning towards a hybrid wine-beer style which is not a good thing in my book. I like wine and like beer of course but this is "worlds colliding" as George Costanza once said!

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Photo of dsshuck
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

My first Dissident.
2012 vintage
Best After 8/20/2013
Nice little head, 2/3 inch or so. Dissipates rather quickly to a thin ring.
Smells of cherry and oak, wonderful.
Taste follows nose and is just so good.
Very nice mouthfeel.
Overall, I am ISO more, as this was my first and only one.
I had this in my cellar for 3 years!
Want, want, want!!!

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Photo of ljc973
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,402 ratings.
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