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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Here at Deschutes Brewery, weíre always on the lookout for a chance to create something new. Thatís why, more than 3 years ago, our brewers decided to fill up some Oregon pinot barrels with a beer gone astray and infect it with Brettanomyces, and then wait for the transformation. Around the brewhouse it was known as "Green Monster," and the name stuck. At the end of this experimentation story, you will find a monstrously fantastic, sour beer, with slight cherry and dried fruit aroma. In fact, the only scary thing about this beer is that it is SO LIMITED!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3103) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle share from Rich. The sour fans hated this, but those of us who didnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3011) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, pours reddish brown with a thin beige head. Oaky, vinous, sharp malty nose... Tastes like sour green apple, a little vinous, and background malt. Some oak. Really interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Yet another bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy dark Amber pour coarse bubbly ring big tart dark fruit tartness some chemically notes rich full dark fruity flavors and a lot of sour . Bizzarre but I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle, RBSG hotel tasting
Clear amber with a small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is tart, caramel and woody. Taste is tart, woody and nail polish
Acetone and vinegar, not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (6600) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with beige head that lasts. The aroma is vinegar and acetone. Thin mouth, strong vinegar, cherry, oak, very sour, too much vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8928) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - Dark soured malts and tons of plum. Clear copper with a decent white head. Very acidic and cherries with a sweet metallic note. A bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bacterial (2446) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Hazy brownish pour with a slight head. Pretty much an acetic yuck bomb, interesting to taste, but its so acetic that it belongs on some fish ní chips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (732) - - MAY 8, 2015
Somebody at Deschutes screwed up a Green Lakes and didnít want to dump the batch, so they pitched some funky yeast and hoped for the best. The result is a dull, clear copper, the color of an old penny. The head is thin and light tan in color. An enticing aroma mixes sour brown and red wine, with notes of sweet cherry, vinous green oak, toffee, lemon and balsamic blending. Very complex. The flavorís much more tart, with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, oak, toasted coconut and caramel. Some citrusy, grassy hops pop up as well. The acidity is just a smidge too intense for me, but otherwise this is a pretty enjoyable screwup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (538) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle, deep amber, decent cream head, great lace. Aroma caramel apple, horse blanket. Taste horse blanket, caramel, green apple, vanilla, black pepper, toffee, oak, goat. Palate is fairly light, but smooth, carbonation decent. Finish is complex, sour, spicy. I was afraid of this, and yet itís one of the best Iíve had! Wish I had another!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9996) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
This brew pours a murky brown color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with brett and oak notes. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, tart fruit and funky brett. The finish is tart and slightly vinegary with a red wine and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

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