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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Halcyondays on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
57
For Trade:
9
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of kscaldef
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

So much acetone.

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Photo of MtnSoup
1.82/5  rDev -49.9%
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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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MickeyHops
2.41/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of mactrail
2.72/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rawfish
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
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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2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
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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2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
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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Green Monster from Deschutes Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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