Review - Wachusett Brewing Company's Green Monsta Ale
"A BIG PALE ALE with an awesome balance of Belgian malts with Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops." -- Wachusett Brewing Company
Pours a light amber hue producing a large, frothy two finger head with a clean white color. The body settles out a darker, more robust amber color with a tremendous amount of carbonation. The head has almost completely diminished, although it's leaving some very sticky lacing around the glass. Aroma is of fresh grassy hops with some gentle resins, some grapefruit citrus notes, a bit of faint yeast in the background, and maybe some moderately sweet caramel maltiness underneath. Initial taste is very slightly bitter with a gentle buttery characteristic, finishing with a bit of a sweet maltiness at the end. Light to medium bodied, this ale has a creamy texture that leaves a slightly oily film from the maltiness. There's also a bitter finish that leaves a mouth puckering sourness. An enjoyable ale that we've had several times on both draught and in bottle, so it was good to sit down and have it in a controlled environment and review it.
Reviewed on August 12th, 2008.