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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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 thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +8.4%

thatoneguymike, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of petermethot
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

petermethot, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Bright, clear, dark copper with a ringing off-white head that left spotty lace.

S-Lightly sweet biscuit malt with a touch of toffee and subtle fruity notes.

T-Sweet biscuit malt with accents of caramel and toffee. Light fruity notes of apricot and cherry in the semi-dry finish.

M-Medium bodied, nice straight forward and easy drinking. Very smooth but quite bouncy at the same time!

D-A very well done American version of this English classic. The cask delivery is iconic and makes this quite the session brew.

Deuane, Jan 10, 2010
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

smithj4, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ADTaber, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jsanford, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +8.4%

buckyp, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish copper color with a small, but nicely creamy off-white head. Smells of toasted, nutty malts, spicy, earthy hops, and cocoa. Balanced flavor of biscuity malts, chocolaty sweetness, toasted caramel, and some grassy, floral hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a creamy feel thanks to a lower amount of carbonation. Pretty nice little easy drinker here. I've come to appreciate Green Man more over the last couple of years.

wedge, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

Very toasty, almost roasted malt aroma. Flavor is similar, with a lightly bitter finish. Nice malt character.

barczar, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Stinger80OH, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +8.4%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +8.4%

DaPan, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%

Tucquan, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep brown with a slight tint of amber, really nice finger of light chocolate colored head, retention is ok, a thin layer remains after several minutes, lacing is ok too.

S - Toasted toffee malts, earthy/woody flavors, slightly chocolaty with some earthy hop notes.

T - Roasty bitter malts and earthy (slightly lemony) hops up front, not dry/hoppy bitter at all initially. Sweet toffee and traces of chocolate malts shine through and the finish is a bit citrusy/almost funky (in a very mild way). Aftertaste is that citrusy/slight funk, quite woody, and fairly bitter from earthy hops. Mildly dry (bitter) aftertaste lingers a decent bit

M - Lighter bodied, pretty well carbonated, very drinkable.

O - Tasty, guzzled 4 or 5 sips at once and am enjoying it more. Not amazing, but decent flavor, lots going on, and very drinkable.

MacQ32, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +8.4%

jak, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mikeincharleston, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of charlzm
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed December 26th, 2013 at Harrah's Casino, Cherokee, NC.

Medium amber with reddish/ruby highlights. Minimal head.

Aroma is nutty, roasted malts.

Flavor is almost like a brown ale: toffee, melanoidin, low bitterness. Some light resiny hop character on finish.

Carbonation tingle, medium bodied.

I would drink this again, especially if I see it on tap at a mega-casino! Nice local alternative to the usual BMC fare.

charlzm, Jan 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

this was a solid effort! it could use a bit more malt and maybe a more noble hop.

KVNBGRY, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

CampusCrew, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mychalg9, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JohnParadee, May 21, 2014
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.