Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery
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3.11/5 rDev -15%
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
11-30-2013 13:51:17 | More by SportsandJorts
3.33/5 rDev -9%
I had this on draft at Twelve Bones in Asheville, NC. Nice beer, with a great brown color and decent head. Not as much on the aroma side of things as I would expect, but that could have been part of sitting outside. I got a malty backbone to this, and not so much of the hoppiness that I would have expected out of an ESB. Tasty beer, just not what I had expected.
08-26-2011 03:39:28 | More by Fulkrum78
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
Color is slightly hazy copper brown with a very small fast disappearing head, leaving no lace. Smells of straight barley with so toasted malt notes and a bit of earthy hops. Taste is toast and malty, slightly bready, herbal and earthy hops at the end with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is light in carbonation, medium body and slick finish.
This one was ok, but nothing mind blowing. Not something I'd get again.
07-28-2013 21:30:30 | More by Treyliff
3.35/5 rDev -8.5%
a: Deep amber brown in color with a low head
s: Good caramel malt aromas bring a moderate sweetness. Earthy hops provide some balance.
m: medium-low carbonation and a medium body
t: Seems a bit light and bland but there is a decent grainy malt presence. Nondescript hop flavor and a moderate bitterness. Could use a bit more character. Considerably "husky".
d: easy enough...nothing off and a decent beer
on-tap at Jack of the Wood
10-12-2007 14:25:26 | More by blackie
3.38/5 rDev -7.7%
On-tap at Jack of the Wood in a shaker pint. A hazy aged copper with a quarter inch of off-white head that stuck around and deposited a thin sheet of lace down the glass. Smell: really sparse -- toffee, minerally. Taste: toffee, decently fruity, apricot, mildly nutty, with an earthy and herbal bitterness. Finishes earthy and a little nutty, drying. Decent.
03-21-2011 03:33:33 | More by babaracas
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured from tap into pint at 12south Nashville. Pours a deep seethrough brown with nice looking head. Pretty much no aroma...so I didn't penalize it but its not good.
Taste is pretty boring but not offensive. Just blah...alt like watery malt. Meh
Its very mild and boring...not bad, just boring.
I wouldnt get again.
02-27-2013 00:02:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
It's a fine beer, however there are a few things about it that offsets the style. A good firm malt base seems to headge on sweet barley grains with a bit of astringency (husks) in the mouthfeel. The hops also seem a bit high, citrus / pine, and bite-ey. But the beer comes together nicely with a cleanly brewed taste of fermentation and attenuation. Nearly mint-y in the finish. Body could be maltier with a higher gravity (use English malts) would have sweetened the beer and rounded out the (American) hop abrasion. Call it beer, and it's pretty tasty stuff. Call it an ESB, and it stumbles a bit.
09-12-2007 17:25:30 | More by BEERchitect
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.