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Green Monster - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 18.45%
Wants: 26
Gots: 65 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 08-26-2009

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 31
Photo of dataylor21
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess i had to smell it. Yes, it smells terrible, almost sulfiric. yet, curiosity made me taste it. Taste is nothing like the smell. Strange one indeed. At least I got to try this one on somebody else's dime. Now I can trade mine to some other curious soul. Or perhaps to somebody who craves this peculiar beast.
PS. I kinda liked the taste.

Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DemoniChris
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sintech
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IamOnMyWay
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How can something that smells so bad, taste so good? What a wonderful accident this brew is. If you find it, buy it!

Photo of jfstilling
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakewatt135
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best after 9/1/14
Opened on 2/2/15

Don't really know what they were going for here. Deep red appearance. Strong nail polish on the nose but it isn't enough to ruin the beer. Some sour, leather, and wine barrel flavor. Nothing special, mostly seems like a mash up of things that didn't work all that well.

Photo of rab53
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of misternebbie
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KillerWhale
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow! If your looking for something funky this is for you. Nail polish remover on the nose. Good mouth feel. Very tart, the wine barrels really shine through. There is so much going on in this beer.

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rden4654
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Muddy looking with a thin khaki head. Red highlights in the light.

Fairly varied on the nose and taste bringing together fruity components of raisin, plum, and cherry. Barrel is prominent in all aspects with wood, wine, and vanilla. There is also caramel, chocolate, leather, vinegar and has some pucker to it. Medium bodied and carbonation.

It's like there was a pretty great beer and a mediocre one mixed together here. It has it's moments but it is a little odd.

Photo of McNazz
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of Prospero
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of lighthabit
4/5  rDev +7%

best after 9/1/14 - opened on 12/9/14. wild: yep. funky: yep. fun: yep. gave it a 4 because, well, it's pretty wild :)

not one you'll want to finish yourself, it's just really crazy wild in the smell and taste. damp leather, aged fruit, tart, tart, tart, and a bit of carbonation. there is something a bit off putting in the nose, but it's tamed enough to not spoil the experience. mouthfeel is pretty thick and creamy for the style, imho. worth the try if you run across it, tho if you aren't a fan of wilds, it probably isn't one you'll want to track down. deschutes, thanks for thinking outside the box; it was fun!

Photo of rspauldi
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of ThurmondTX
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.