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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

BEERchitect, Sep 12, 2007
Photo of cbish68
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Nice tasting beer but closer to an English Pale Ale (ala Bass Ale) than a true ESB.

cbish68, Friday at 08:40 PM
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3.56/5  rDev -3.8%

neubertjeff, Friday at 01:41 AM
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

helios7, Nov 15, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

BenThereDrankThat, Nov 08, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Heads up., I cant justly rate this because I feel it does not conform to style.
Bottle > Tulip glass

A - clear brown with a finger of off white head, no lacing.
S - Very nutty, some woodiness to it, cedar, big roasted maltiness, light grassy and earthy hop tone.
T - Extra, special....brown ale? seriously this is closer to an amber, but especially a brown way more so than and ESB, no hops really come through in the flavor, its roasty malts.
M. Mildly creamy, smooth.
O - In no way shape or form is this an ESB, its way too roasty and there's barely any hop profile...But it is a good brown ale!

Omnium, Nov 07, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%

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Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.