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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

231 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | 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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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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.