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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 Dave1999
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi transparent reddish brown.

The smell is dark malts, caramel, coffee. Smells really good.

The taste is coffee, and dark malts, it's also very nutty.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this, smells great and flavorful. This is a really great lower end abv beer.

Dave1999, Jun 27, 2013
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 bruindre
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

bruindre, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of kindestcut
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

kindestcut, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Claytonbrewsby
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Claytonbrewsby, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at The Bier Garden, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted, toasted and nutty malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is both very drinkable and flavorful. It has just enough underlying hops to prevent this from being too malty.

metter98, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

smithj4, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

RWLawman, May 17, 2013
Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

mccallisters_dali, May 01, 2013
Photo of Bamarooster
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Bamarooster, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of rramsey
3/5  rDev -18.7%

rramsey, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

CMOrak, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

discdueler, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of DrinkDrankDronk
4.5/5  rDev +22%

DrinkDrankDronk, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Duvel
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Duvel, Mar 08, 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 RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

hyoung41, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of MCDub
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Eddsdds
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Eddsdds, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

matt82gill, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +8.4%

RyanAU, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

FUwolfpacker, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

BigTrubble, Nov 19, 2012
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.