1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
The DissidentThe Dissident

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

944 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 944
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 883
Gots: 427 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  11.40% ABV

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

(Beer added by: MisterClean on 08-19-2008)
View: Beers (139) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 944 | Reviews: 423 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lordofstarside:
Photo of lordofstarside
lordofstarside

Nevada

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first bottle of the 2012 reserve. Best after 8/20, have two more bottles I'm aging so I'll re-review then. Poured into a snifter

Pours a rich brassy copper that gets nice and cloudy in the middle. Little transparency, little carbonation. Had a half finger of foam which receded quickly, moderate retention. Not bad looking for the style. Smells of cherries, oak, apple, vinegar, some citrus and some malt. Taste is upfront sour cherry and apple, which quickly turns from sour to a mild bitter. Malty after taste, gets a bit sweeter with each sip. Feel is a little bland, doesn't finish with a bang. Pretty sticky though, acids leave a nice tingle. Overall it's pretty good, and should really improve with age. The malts and yeast still have a lot of work changing over the next year hopefully leaving this beer with a tangy and sweeter kick. Looking forward to popping another in August
4.5/4.5/4/3/4

---

Re-review, 8/30/13. Hit the best after date, bomber to a snifter, 2012 reserve

Pours a nice color- caramel, amber, copper, mahogany. A very vibrant shade between red and brown. A finger of foam has quickly receded to a ring a froth in the center. A thin but steady stream of carbonation shooting from the center. Good lacing and legs, transparency near 90%, perfect score

I have a bit of a stuffy nose but the smell seems a bit muted. When I really get in there- sour cherries, oak, red wine, vinegar, apple, and a sweet malty finish. Smell has gotten a lot sweeter, melds well with the sour

Taste is with the nose, sour cherry along with some apple with the fruits, strong oak coming through along with the wine. Sweet malts come through with the finish, some good complexity

Feel is a medium body, medium sourness that's balanced nicely with the sweetness from the malts. Nice tingle on the tongue, pretty drinkable. Most all the alcohol is concealed, very smooth

Overall: Better color, development of legs, oak and wine coming through much stronger on nose and taste, sweeter finish, better feel. Has definitely improved through the aging and very nicely, can't wait to get more this year, I'll re review a third time when I open the third

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 05:16:43 | More by lordofstarside
More User Reviews:
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -28.6%

08-01-2014 06:21:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of blackpoolmatt
blackpoolmatt

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +19%

07-27-2014 06:29:43 | More by blackpoolmatt
Photo of ab90601
ab90601


4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-26-2014 04:13:04 | More by ab90601
Photo of dunix
dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-22-2014 18:14:01 | More by dunix
Photo of Can_has_beer
Can_has_beer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-19-2014 14:24:50 | More by Can_has_beer
Photo of Wayne17
Wayne17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 04:13:57 | More by Wayne17
Photo of jasonalang
jasonalang


5/5  rDev +19%

07-17-2014 00:58:05 | More by jasonalang
Photo of my_knew_craft
my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2014 01:04:35 | More by my_knew_craft
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2014 00:31:02 | More by 22Blue
Photo of MadeInOregon
MadeInOregon

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-12-2014 05:34:34 | More by MadeInOregon
Photo of jackmax
jackmax

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-10-2014 22:47:59 | More by jackmax
Photo of BobbySue22
BobbySue22

Oregon

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

Appearance: Poured a medium brown color, almost looked liked bourbon. Very little head that dissipated very quickly.

Aroma: A full aroma that contained hints of bourbon, dark fruits, and red wine.

Taste: Sour but not overwhelmingly so. Very strong but balanced flavors of cherries, acid, and wine. Flavors are layered and each taste offers a different amount of each flavor.

Mouthfeel: A medium-bodied beer that tastes lighter due to the light carbonation.

Overall: Very good sour beer. Not lip-puckering sour but very drinkable. The aroma gives off a bourbon hint but the beer was not aged in bourbon barrels and each taste is a little surprise with the different flavors in the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 00:53:49 | More by BobbySue22
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-05-2014 05:32:32 | More by KAF
Photo of BigV
BigV

California

5/5  rDev +19%

07-03-2014 17:01:37 | More by BigV
Photo of smutty33
smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

07-01-2014 02:44:49 | More by smutty33
Photo of ajzy
ajzy

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -46.4%

06-29-2014 22:27:12 | More by ajzy
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +19%

06-26-2014 22:20:13 | More by sammyg832
Photo of sharpski
sharpski

Oregon

5/5  rDev +19%

06-26-2014 01:27:22 | More by sharpski
Photo of Yeti1979
Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-23-2014 00:29:01 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of AgentMunky
AgentMunky

California

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Vintage 2012. Best after 20 August 2013.

A: No head. Hazy auburn.

S: Flatly tart in a very Oud Bruin sort of way. Top notes of lemon zest. Deeper red-fruitier scents as well.

T: Mmm. Interesting. This is basically a barleywine with a hint of lambic tartness. As it warms up, I realise I'm completely wrong and the truth is the opposite. This is an honest Oud Bruin, true to the style,

M: Tart then sweet...sweet then tart...tart then sweet...This beer is a pendulum.

O: This is an incredible beer. Highly recommended. Want to have again.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 07:12:20 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of Cubatobaco
Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-21-2014 16:59:41 | More by Cubatobaco
Photo of mrcraft
mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2014 18:38:08 | More by mrcraft
Photo of alib262
alib262

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-18-2014 23:19:19 | More by alib262
Photo of BMart
BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-17-2014 15:24:42 | More by BMart
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.