Green Monster
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
3.66 | pDev: 19.4%
Mar 28, 2018
Aug 26, 2009
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3.22 by Pooles26 from Connecticut on Mar 28, 2018
2.78 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Oct 23, 2017
3.43 by jaydoc from Kansas on May 26, 2017
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3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

est after 9/1/14. Weird. Tart, acedic acid, vinegar, malt, toffee, Cherry skins and oak. A bit earthy. A little bit sour. Slight burn in the back of my throat. Was expecting this to be undrinkable but it's OK.

Jan 13, 2017
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2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
by rawfish from California

It hurts to drink this beer, violent acidity and what would otherwise be a solid sour base but the off flavors and aromas are so plentiful you could call this complex. Sulfur, acetic acid, Balsamic vinegar, leather, bandaid, nail polish remover, diacetyl, woody tannins. Underlaying red berry, sherry, fig and maybe some toffee.

Sep 17, 2016
3.63 by CarolinaBorn80 from Virginia on Aug 09, 2016
2.41 by MickeyHops from California on Aug 08, 2016
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2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Shared with JLindros. Best after 9/1/14.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip dark clear brown, thin off white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of huge acetone notes, vinegar, buttery oak. Nostril burning acidic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, unpleasantly acidic, battery acid, light wine barrels, loads of vinegar, buttery barrel, ugh.

M - Mouthfeel was aggressively carbonated, sharp.

O - Overall this is a really unpleasant beer. Really abrasive.

Serving Type: bottle

Apr 30, 2016
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy foamy head, nice lacing, semi clear mahogany color.

Nose huge sour funk, weird lacto creamy sour milk, acetone, weird syrupy fruity mess, sour candy fruit, buttery oak but seems like diacetyl, dark berry, pretty of malt vinegar.

Taste brings more of the same, but starts with toasted brown malts, sweet candy malt, some caramel like notes, then big sour funk, some booze notes and big acidity, malt vinegar and sour dark fruit, a syrupy dark fruit mess, fig Newton loaded with acidity, lactic acid acetic acid.

Mouth is med syrupy bod with tons of acidity a little booze, light carb.

Overall a huge mess.

Apr 30, 2016
3.59 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina on Apr 18, 2016
3.5 by NickThePyro from Washington on Mar 20, 2016
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3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by scottfrie from California

22oz bottle into tulip. Best after date 9/1/14.

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a finger of light than head that fizzed away into a fuzzy collar. A few wisps of lace were left down the glass.
S: Sharp and vinegary nose similar to a Flanders red. I get notes of acetic acid, green apple, and tart red berries, with undertones of caramel. Hints of band-aid and nail polish come through as well.
T: Vinegar dominates the flavor upfront alongside notes of leather, caramel, and buttery oak. There is a touch of vanilla and chocolate near the finish, and the aftertaste is sweet and actually quite smooth. I get notes of tannic plum skins and a kiss of sweet fruit juice as well.
M: Sharp, biting acidity up front, tingly and quick carbonation, medium-full body, lightly greasy mouthfeel. The finish is drying and has a touch of gritty tannins.
O: The blast of acid upfront is tough to get past, but the rest of the beer is much more palatable. This beer is rough around the edges but not a complete mess. Like a Flanders red mixed with barleywine.

Mar 06, 2016
3.75 by BeerNW from Washington on Nov 26, 2015
3.06 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Nov 17, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle share from Rich. The sour fans hated this, but those of us who didn't like sours were a bit more forgiving. Initial aroma was nose hair singing, and taste sharp, but once it settled on the palate was warm and enjoyable. Big shock up front, subtle pleasure awaits.

Nov 15, 2015
2.25 by afsdan from Colorado on Oct 21, 2015
2.78 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Sep 06, 2015
3.46 by Cramerican from North Dakota on Jul 31, 2015
3.53 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2015
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2.81/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by yankeepride from New York

The smell was not as foul as I had been lead to believe, but the overbearing acidity really made it hard to enjoy this in anything other than a 2oz portion.

Apr 14, 2015
3.5 by threedaggers from Kentucky on Apr 13, 2015
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1.82/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by MtnSoup from Colorado

This beer has all sorts of off-flavors. If you like this, you should consider finding a new hobby (aside from drinking beer), because this is a lesson in what a beer should not be. So many things wrong here.

Apr 02, 2015
3.26 by dataylor21 from Kentucky on Mar 30, 2015
3.75 by wethorseblanket from California on Mar 27, 2015
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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 2beerdogs from California

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.

Mar 26, 2015
3.25 by DOCRW from Washington on Mar 06, 2015
4 by DemoniChris from Nebraska on Mar 03, 2015
4.05 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Mar 01, 2015
4.17 by IamOnMyWay from California on Feb 28, 2015
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4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by riotontheroad from California

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

Feb 27, 2015
4.08 by jfstilling from South Carolina on Feb 25, 2015
3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 23, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jakewatt135 from Oregon

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.

Feb 03, 2015
3.17 by rab53 from Washington on Jan 29, 2015
3.34 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2015
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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by KillerWhale from Colorado

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.

Jan 26, 2015
3.96 by BuckeyeFaninMI from Michigan on Jan 26, 2015
4.21 by rden4654 from Ohio on Jan 16, 2015
4.03 by unclekeith from Alaska on Jan 10, 2015
3.9 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Jan 10, 2015
Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 218 ratings