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Green Monster | Deschutes Brewery

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3.68/5
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217 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,069
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
217
pDev:
19.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
56
Trade:
8
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Photo of madelf66
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of rawfish
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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.

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Photo of CarolinaBorn80
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickeyHops
2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rudzud
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of jlindros
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottfrie
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of afsdan
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AlexFields
2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cramerican
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yankeepride
2.81/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MtnSoup
1.82/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of dataylor21
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 217 ratings
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