Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +13.4%
On tap at Barley's, Asheville, NC.
Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a delightful mix of toasted malts and herbal hops.
The taste was very well balanced with a push toward the toasty breadiness of the malts. The vibrant herbal hop made its presence known however.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style.
Overall a well made ESB.
11-10-2012 00:47:17 | More by plaid75
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
On tap at Sticks and Stones in Greensboro, NC
Draft poured a dark brown into a pint glass. Minimal head with OK to thin lacing. There was minimal carbonation as well.
Taste had a hint of chocolate but other than that it was quite balanced.
Mouthfeel was smooth as with most ESBs.
This is a nice beer if you like ESBs and I'll order it again when I see it on tap.
04-24-2012 18:10:21 | More by JimKal
3/5 rDev -18%
on-tap at Pandora's Pies
Appearance is a clear copper with a small white head that goes down to a film. Smell is of a nice mellow caramel malt with some light skunk. Overall not a huge nose. The initial taste is the funk/skunk that was just noticeable in the nose, it is far more prominent in the taste. After the unpleasantness, some of those nice English malts come through followed by some light hop spiciness. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium in body and carb.
This is an ok beer, the funkiness almost ruins it but it is just barely saved by the nice malt. If it didn't have the funk this would be in the 3.5-4 range. One cannot help but to compare a beer to the epitome of its style and this one simply does not match up to Fuller's.
notes: I have a suspicion that this keg is old as the location (college town) suggests to me that an ESB wouldn't be the most ordered beer, also, the keg kicked soon after.
from notes 1/31/12
02-03-2012 17:53:29 | More by VaterRoss
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.