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Green Monster - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 19.03%
Wants: 25
Gots: 63 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 08-26-2009)
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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of lighthabit
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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!

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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly hazed deep copper brown. Head is off-white with a small wispy cap. No lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Nutty. Leather and dark fruit. Cherry and tannic plum skin. Old chocolate and a touch of meat. Tons of cherry skin. Wet and musty. A ton of oak. Pecans. Old dried wood. A touch roasted. Malts are a touch sweet with a bit of caramelization. Slightly bready. Reminds me of Dissident with a nutty element. A touch of solvent with some mild earthy elements. Maybe even some rose water. Some vinegar - balsamic. Vague rotten fruit. Some musty funk. Barrel influence is heavy. A touch of wet hay.

Taste: A touch of old hop layered over a slightly caramelized malt base. Some solid earthy elements with some dark fruit. Cherry in abundance, tart skin, flesh, and juice. Fruit leather old worn leather. The nutty element from the nose is there but not nearly as aggressive. Some pecan and hazelnut. A solid lactic tartness. Vague milky sweetness. So much leather with a vague almost chocolate. Deeply tart with some citric powder on the back of everything. Warming makes it fruitier and ramps up the dry dry leather. Oak builds as well. Solid layer of red wine grape and old stale wine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to light carbonation. Screamingly dry up front but the sip makes it a bit juicier as it progresses. Slightly astringent.

Overall: Better than going to Fenway.

A nice accident. Carries a ton of fruit and barrel. Excited to see what another year or two will do to this beer.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/28/14

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

A: Wait, this isn't green - lightly cloudy deep amber with some medium brown, pours with an average-sized, off-white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves a few streaks of lacing

S: Big, burly, pungent funk - extremely ripe, with a ton of oak and vinegar - ripe balsamic vinegar and some wet, old, musty wood - some tartness, but any sourness is overshadowed by the funk - smells more like a Flanders Red or Oud Bruin than an American Wild - caramel and sweet malts, with some brown bread

T: Balsamic vinegar, basically - ripe, rich, almost meaty funk - huge balsamic vinegar flavors and funk - underlying tartness and sourness - straight-up lactic sourness, very wet, musty, damp - big, woody oak character - some sweetness, caramel malts - lingering sour and more funk

M: Medium body, low carbonation, lingering funk

O: Wrong. This is not green.

I'm not entirely sure what to make of this. It's sour and extremely funky. Add a little Belgian yeast and this would seem like a Flanders Red or Oud Bruin. It's ripe.

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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.