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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006)
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

07-21-2013 14:43:00 | More by mwbrady12
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-21-2014 23:22:13 | More by sweemzander
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RWLawman

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-17-2013 13:37:15 | More by RWLawman
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

11-20-2013 02:16:32 | More by Stinger80OH
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bretzimmerman

North Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

03-30-2014 18:43:51 | More by bretzimmerman
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown with a thin half finger head. While the head is not big it has decent retention and ok lacing.

Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malt with some hints of coffee. A little biscuit in there too. Nothing really in the way of hops.

The flavor is roasted malt and toast with some biscuit. Caramel and toffee underneath and it is quite sweet throughout. Some light spicy hops underneath with a moderate bitterness. Way too much carbonation with a spritzy but sweet mouthfeel.

Overall, not very good. Tastes like a homebrewed brown ale. No real yeast character and way too much carbonation. I'll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:06:21 | More by rangerred
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sweetwaterman

North Carolina

2.94/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've head this on draft at their pub, but it was a while back and this is for the bottled version.

Appearance is fine. Slightly hazy brown. Not much head after pouring.

Nose is malt and caramel, but not much else.

Taste is ok for the style. On the sweeter side. Nothing off putting, but perhaps the short, slightly sour finish. No real depth, but nothing bad.

Mouthfeel is strangely viscous. Not exactly what I had in mind.

Overall it's fine, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:25:17 | More by sweetwaterman
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-13-2014 01:19:06 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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javlin624

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-17-2013 01:48:31 | More by javlin624
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2014 01:42:52 | More by 100200300
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csustar001

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-23-2012 15:18:08 | More by csustar001
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-27-2011 12:08:48 | More by Lantern
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on-tap at Pandora's Pies

Appearance is a clear copper with a small white head that goes down to a film. Smell is of a nice mellow caramel malt with some light skunk. Overall not a huge nose. The initial taste is the funk/skunk that was just noticeable in the nose, it is far more prominent in the taste. After the unpleasantness, some of those nice English malts come through followed by some light hop spiciness. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium in body and carb.

This is an ok beer, the funkiness almost ruins it but it is just barely saved by the nice malt. If it didn't have the funk this would be in the 3.5-4 range. One cannot help but to compare a beer to the epitome of its style and this one simply does not match up to Fuller's.

notes: I have a suspicion that this keg is old as the location (college town) suggests to me that an ESB wouldn't be the most ordered beer, also, the keg kicked soon after.
from notes 1/31/12

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 17:53:29 | More by VaterRoss
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-13-2014 00:50:08 | More by EinFesteBurg
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-20-2014 15:41:02 | More by jaswilson2
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-19-2013 00:43:27 | More by OriolesFan1008
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KerMUDGEon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-22-2012 02:25:22 | More by KerMUDGEon
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Brinks

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-29-2014 17:12:26 | More by Brinks
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-21-2014 14:49:30 | More by JohnParadee
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-04-2013 03:49:41 | More by planbee
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RaggaD

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-30-2013 16:08:53 | More by RaggaD
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rramsey

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-26-2013 20:33:28 | More by rramsey
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dfpratt09

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-25-2011 06:20:54 | More by dfpratt09
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Lob

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-16-2012 12:20:27 | More by Lob
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: a deep red, almost blood red if it wasn't so clear. Just a touch of an off white head. Pretty clear with just a touch of haze

Smell: sweetness. Fruity slightly caramel sweetness. No hop aroma but you know the hops are there balancing the sweetness.

Taste: opens up with fruit. Sweetness is always present as it moves towards caramel. A bitterness is apparent as the sweetness kicks off but it doesn't leave muc flavor

Mouthfeel: light and kind of insignificant

Overall: pretty drinkable but just missing enough to not be good. The sweetness is fought off by the hops but still win by a landslide. Almost too sweet

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 13:51:17 | More by SportsandJorts
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Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.