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Green Monster - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 17
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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Adamnimmo

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-30-2013 16:59:56 | More by Adamnimmo
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frankzeye

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

04-20-2014 18:43:31 | More by frankzeye
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spham

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-25-2014 21:47:41 | More by spham
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KCuff

Oregon

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-17-2013 09:29:08 | More by KCuff
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Impfan

Washington

5/5  rDev +30.2%

09-13-2013 01:46:26 | More by Impfan
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-26-2014 22:19:52 | More by sammyg832
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robwater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

10-05-2013 18:35:20 | More by robwater
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FrogOut69

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

10-11-2013 00:21:56 | More by FrogOut69
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

09-03-2013 17:43:25 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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BillHilly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

09-12-2013 04:46:05 | More by BillHilly
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

10-20-2013 17:10:24 | More by schnarr84
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bomber into Teku glass. The beer looks like a Flemish brown with a small tan head that lingers quite nicely. Looks fantastic.

The aroma on this is killer! Big cherry, new leather, strawberry jam, Cabernet, vanilla, and a floral note that I'm not sure where its coming from.

On the taste you get those cherries with dark grapes and apple cider vinegar as the main components. Pear, toffee, burnt sugar all adorn the background with an obvious presence of vanilla and oak from the barrels. There is an apparent sweetness to this but is actually pretty much cancelled out by the sourness. If the brett in here can go to work some more it should dry it out with age.

Mouthfeel is a light medium and the carbonation is pretty much spot on. You'd expect a heavier mouthfeel with the look and taste of this one.

Overall this is a surprise. Based on the fact Deschutes isn't really a sour producing brewery except for the Dissident, I didn't expect this to be so good. If you don't mind some residual sugars in your sours you will thoroughly enjoy this. I think age will benefit this and that is a surprise in of itself given this is already a 39 month old beer! The wine barrel usage is what made this a success in my opinion. My rating seems higher than it should be on paper but I think that is just due to the fact it looked perfect and smelled like candy! Suffered a bit more on the taste and mouthfeel but it was still fantastic in those departments. See what time does to this!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 03:52:50 | More by MarcWP
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DoshBeerBalla

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-30-2013 03:09:06 | More by DoshBeerBalla
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-17-2013 16:17:26 | More by kristougher
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dksl16

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-16-2013 06:32:32 | More by dksl16
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RaggaD

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-19-2014 20:44:11 | More by RaggaD
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drummintime

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-12-2013 17:02:06 | More by drummintime
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-26-2014 18:48:55 | More by Soneast
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Kreko7

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-05-2013 03:51:36 | More by Kreko7
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mhaugo

California

4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 7.3% ABV.
Appearance: Deep chestnut with a slight chill haze. Zero head (3.75/5).
Aroma: Sour cherries, grape Kool-Aid dust, very sharp red wine, and a faint whiff of oak (4.5/5).
Taste: Rich red wine, sweet malt, intense sour, toasted oak, tobacco, and leather. Definitely opens up as it approaches room temperture (4.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, light carbonation. Velvety smooth and with a sour pucker in the finish (4.5/5).
Overall: With the limited release this beer saw, I assumed that I would probably never see a bottle of it. Imagine my surprise when I ran across a bomber today. There is no subtlty in here. The flavors are big, bold, and concentrated. It’s fun to drink and should be interesting to see what it turns into after a few years in the cellar. Glad I grabbed a second bottle (4.25/5).

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 04:25:51 | More by mhaugo
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep deep amber, with half a finger of light tan head, OK retention good lacing.

S - super sour, mild heat, some horseradish and dark fruits/cherries and a bit of skunkyness

T - lots of sour funk, more funk, cherry. Tiny bit of heat.

M - medium bodied at most, great carbonation. Fantastic

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 00:33:12 | More by MacQ32
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notchucknorris

California

4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep and murky brown color with a 1/2 finger sandy head. Leaves some light tracks of lace down the glass with each sip.

S: Definitely Flanders Brown-like. A rich sour cherry aroma with some pinot noir, raisin, leather and some light oak. Smells pretty great.

T: Very wine-like with a good lingering sourness. Pinot noit, sour black cherry, underripe red apple, leather and a creamy vanilla flavor. Light tannins and leather on the finish. Tons of rich, ripe fruit flavors while also giving a good kick of sourness. A really solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 23:52:47 | More by notchucknorris
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-12-2013 21:41:55 | More by switzer
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jALEson

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-08-2013 04:36:35 | More by jALEson
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stx00lax

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-12-2013 04:14:14 | More by stx00lax
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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.