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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-01-2012 02:16:07 | More by FUwolfpacker
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-19-2012 18:25:01 | More by BigTrubble
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Skelton

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-18-2012 21:25:32 | More by Skelton
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plaid75

New York

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
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-26-2012 03:14:42 | More by jeanphony
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +36.6%

09-19-2012 02:22:14 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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PuckPuck

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-14-2012 03:52:26 | More by PuckPuck
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-10-2012 02:36:05 | More by ZinFanDave
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KerMUDGEon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

07-22-2012 02:25:22 | More by KerMUDGEon
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mklinger

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-17-2012 14:20:18 | More by mklinger
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Lob

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

07-16-2012 12:20:27 | More by Lob
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keithwalk

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-11-2012 01:21:41 | More by keithwalk
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-06-2012 22:42:56 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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wceaton

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-21-2012 02:19:10 | More by wceaton
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-15-2012 22:46:21 | More by brwnchrstpher
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BeerdNick


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-10-2012 19:05:29 | More by BeerdNick
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mshall


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-27-2012 16:02:44 | More by mshall
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-13-2012 02:27:36 | More by fastrodney
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JimKal

North Carolina

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
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-24-2012 05:36:13 | More by Falcone
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DexterP236


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-06-2012 21:39:27 | More by DexterP236
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csustar001

New York

3/5  rDev -18%

03-23-2012 15:18:08 | More by csustar001
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-18-2012 05:06:04 | More by carrollmel7
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-12-2012 01:12:52 | More by UltimateLivewire
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

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.