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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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SFNC

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-04-2014 01:46:39 | More by SFNC
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-01-2013 22:13:34 | More by inspektor
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BfloBrewHound

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-16-2013 02:25:08 | More by BfloBrewHound
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-23-2013 18:49:07 | More by mattsdenney
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-01-2013 03:50:30 | More by mccallisters_dali
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DexterP236


3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-06-2012 21:39:27 | More by DexterP236
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-23-2013 07:30:24 | More by MastaShonuf
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GuttaMane138

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-12-2014 03:58:45 | More by GuttaMane138
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-10-2012 02:36:05 | More by ZinFanDave
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kindestcut

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-10-2013 21:22:05 | More by kindestcut
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-19-2012 18:25:01 | More by BigTrubble
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Fulkrum78

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 03:39:28 | More by Fulkrum78
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2013 21:30:30 | More by Treyliff
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blackie

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2007 14:25:26 | More by blackie
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babaracas

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 03:33:33 | More by babaracas
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2013 00:02:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2007 17:25:30 | More by BEERchitect
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-26-2014 14:26:31 | More by king75
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-12-2013 23:20:12 | More by hyoung41
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MCDub

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-04-2013 20:27:50 | More by MCDub
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-06-2013 20:55:10 | More by dvmin98
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-04-2013 00:20:35 | More by jsanford
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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color with a nice sized sticky head. Lot's of lace cascades down the sides of the glass.
Grainy aroma with some fruit. Sour apples.
Taste comes together much better than the aroma. Sweet grainy malts. Nice hoppiness in the finish. This kind of leans more to an IPA for me. I taste citrus hops. There's also a roasted flavor for this beer that I didn't expect.
Mouthfeel is smooth and it's an easy to drink session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2008 13:08:19 | More by wcudwight
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-24-2014 01:54:12 | More by TheBishopco
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sweett3k

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On a visit of the Local brew of Ashville, NC. Pours brownish orange into the pint glass with a quick head. Banana and coffee aroma. Smooth grain and barley malt. Some fruit notes. Think I will change up on my next order. Good selection here at the Bier Garten.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 23:34:40 | More by sweett3k
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.