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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

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Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 51
Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew on tap yesterday at the Mellow Mushroom.

The color is a clear, deep reddish-brown. The head is compact and sits for a short time, leaving a constant foam and small traces of itself behind.
The smell is solid if not a bit light and thin. A nice balance of bitterness with slight sweet malts combine with lots of woody/herbal/grassy notes.
The taste is subdued but good. The bitterness is on par for the style, ESB not being as bitter as one would expect by the name or experience with, say, IPAs. That said, this one gets the style well. Lots of breads and toastiness are backed by slight notes of caramel and mix with the herbal and grassy flavors, making for a well-balanced, dry finish.
The body is medium. Nothing stands out about the mouthfeel. It's pretty smooth with an average carbonation.
This beer is certainly sessionable and makes for good drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of blackie
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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

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.

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of Deuane
3.95/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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.

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.

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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

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4.11/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.