Green Monster | Deschutes Brewery

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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

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Added by Halcyondays on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
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28
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57
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Photo of MarcWP
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
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!

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4.41/5  rDev +21.5%
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).

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4.32/5  rDev +19%
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

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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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