1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

Not Rated.
Green Man ESBGreen Man ESB

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 207
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Green Man ESB Alström Bros
Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
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
Photo of matt82gill
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
Photo of Skelton
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Skelton, Nov 18, 2012
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.