1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
The DissidentThe Dissident

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,072 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 947
Gots: 513 | FT: 41
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MisterClean on 08-19-2008

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
View: Beers (153) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of The Dissident Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,072 | Reviews: 444 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TboneRN
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MLDucky
2.89/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I didn't see this as the style it's described as. More pinot flavor than anything, not much acidity or tartness. I'll revisit this again after the best after date.

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

2012 vintage aged at 53 F since purchase. Consumed 2/21/15. Sublime.

Photo of FutureMan91
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks and smells the part but boozy/bitter city with slight tart and slight cherry. Nothing to write home over. 2014 vintage but didn't wait until "enjoy after date." compared to befuddlement this is literally bland and more like a red ale. Not a sour...

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

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.

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.

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.

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

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.