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Deschutes Green Monster

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Here at Deschutes Brewery, we’re always on the lookout for a chance to create something new. That’s 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Poured a murky brown-amber in color with an off-white head. Light vinegar, almost pickle aroma. A funky, complex oddity with a balsamic sting. Seems like this was a happy accident; seems like the flavors and aromas would not be good, but it works out. Notes: Bottle at Atomic Liquors’ Sour Saturday ’15

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (6971) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours murky hazel, medium creamy tan head, good lacing. Aroma of acetone, strong oak tannins, cherry. Flavor is light plus tart, really oaky, really acetic. Medium body. Not horrible, but not my thing either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at a share. I don’t need 75 characters to describe this: nail polish, vinegar and diapers. Gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
650ml green waxed bottle. NEver knew this was released, not as bad as I was expecting jsut a typical vinous wine aged sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4029) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, 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 (3845) - 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 (7070) - 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 (10553) - 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 (12927) - 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.

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