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Green Monster - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 21
Gots: 64 | FT: 15
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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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

GRG1313, Sep 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Thorpe429, Feb 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

djrn2, Dec 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

atpca, Jun 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

morgenw, Sep 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

tom10101, Feb 03, 2014
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2.71/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

I've let this warm up for a half hour after the first eye-watering sip. Whatever interesting flavors may emerge out of this stew in the long run, I say it's infected. Smells intensely of acetic acid. Clear amberish brown with not much head and little in the way of carbonation.

This is the most intensely sweet and sour beer I've ever tasted. I don't taste much of any backbone of flavor. It's just sugar and vinegar. I can't see what's going to happen in a couple more year to improve it. The bacteria will eventually eat up the rest of the sugar and leave that raspy bitterness not born of hops. It will be even more vinegary with the sugar by products. It's already getting nastily bitter at the finish.

I"ll be interested to see if I'm wrong in a couple of years. A distinct woody flavor finally emerges, which is the one saving flavor. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

mactrail, Oct 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Satchboogie, Nov 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

eulerthegrape, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

largadeer, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

dseanv, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Kelp, Nov 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

antoines15, Sunday at 04:29 PM
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3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Best after 9/1/14.

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is quite jarring with sour, nail polish remover, acidic, vinegar, and slight green apple aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, vinegar, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average sour taste-wise but the aromas are pretty poor and not pleasant to smell.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 04, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Reddish body. Thin collar.

Smell - Acetic. Green apples. Kinda vegetal. Caramel.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Very acetic. Caramel. Sour apples.

Mouthfeel - It's not super sour, but it's an intense flavor.

Overall -Too acetic for my tastes.

Alieniloquium, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

comrade_tony, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

MinorThreat, Oct 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jarrgal, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

drewone, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Been hearing some mixed things about this one lately so figured the time is high to open my bottle. Consumed from a deschutes teku.

a - brew pours a deep ruby mahogany that settles in the glass as an almost plum purple. Nothin fizzy head fizzes away quickish.

s - nose screams cherry tart from across the room but closer inspection reveals a mixture of brown sugar, chocolate, mustiness and some vinous characteristics. The smells seem to clash quite a bit and not all that pleasing.

t/m/o - taste is also a mixed up concoction that doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. Mothers are some redeeming Flanders qualities in that one but they battle for supremacy with some brown sugar notes and the wine barrel. Feel is a bit puckers but mostly confused. Overall, a bit of a let down from a brewery that has come to mean flavorful brews...this one misses the mark, but not a total drain pour. I don't see myself getting through the bottle though.

cosmicevan, May 10, 2014
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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.