The Dissident

Malt Pilsner Malt, Munich, Bohemian Pilsner, Acidulated Malt, Crystal 20, Dark Crystal, Special B
Hops Czech Saaz, Hallertauer Hersbrucker, Hallertauer Hallertauer
Other Dark Candi Sugar, Oregon Montmorency Cherries
Barrel Aging 18 months oak-aged (35%)
Alc. 10.7%
IBU. 18
Cal. 623/22oz
Cert.
  • Sour
  • Fruity
  • Oaky

The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a heavenly aroma and flavor. Our first wild yeast beer, we use Brettanomyces and local cherries to give The Dissident its characteristic sour taste. Our stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from our other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. The words coddled and “worth it” come to mind.

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The Dissident

The Dissident Recipes

A tasty plate and a great pint is a match made in heaven. Our chefs find that together they can be even more beguiling than apart. Here are a few of their favorites.

The Dissident Pairings

Putting tasty Deschutes beer together with the right foods can be a match made in heaven.

The Dissident Awards

Some of the many awards we've won for our beers.

  • 2015
    award 5692
  • 2013
    World Beer Awards - World's Best Label
    North American Beer Awards - Gold
  • 2012
    World Beer Awards - World's Best Oud Bruin
    U.S. Open Beer Championship - Gold
  • 2011
    North American Beer Awards - Gold
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver
    World Beer Championships - Gold
    European Beer Star - Gold
  • 2010
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver
    World Beer Championships - Platinum
  • 2009
    North American Beer Awards - Silver
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver
    World Beer Awards - World's Best Oud Bruin
  • 2008
    Great American Beer Festival - Gold

The Dissident Homebrew Recipe

Anyone passionate enough to homebrew has our respect. Also, in tribute, these handy blueprints of the nuts, bolts, hops, malts and nuances of our favorite brews.

Specifics

Recipe Type
All Grain
Batch Size
5 Gallons
Original Gravity
1.106
Final Gravity
Boil Time
90 minutes
Fermentation Temp
65° F
Yeast Type
English Ale/Wild Yeast

Malt

Pilsner Malt
Munich
Bohemian Pilsner
Acidulated Malt
Crystal 20
Dark Crystal
Special B

Hops

Czech Saaz
Hallertauer Hersbrucker
Hallertauer Hallertauer
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