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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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198 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

HipHopinHooligan13, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

wceaton, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

brwnchrstpher, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerdNick, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

mshall, May 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

fastrodney, May 13, 2012
Photo of JimKal
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

JimKal, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

csustar001, Mar 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

carrollmel7, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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

VaterRoss, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TimP2115, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

heelsn02, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On a visit of the Local brew of Ashville, NC. Pours brownish orange into the pint glass with a quick head. Banana and coffee aroma. Smooth grain and barley malt. Some fruit notes. Think I will change up on my next order. Good selection here at the Bier Garten.

sweett3k, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

dfpratt09, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jak, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

russpowell, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jnice1984, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

13esd, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of GJ40
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC.

A deep, deep amber if not light brown. A nice foamy head. Aroma was mild with biscuit and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor was bready malts with minimal hops. Slightly tart. Not especially complex. A smooth, silky mouthfeel that delivered well from the cask.

English in spirit but not in complexity. A smooth, enjoyable beer nonetheless.

GJ40, Aug 27, 2011
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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this on draft at Twelve Bones in Asheville, NC. Nice beer, with a great brown color and decent head. Not as much on the aroma side of things as I would expect, but that could have been part of sitting outside. I got a malty backbone to this, and not so much of the hoppiness that I would have expected out of an ESB. Tasty beer, just not what I had expected.

Fulkrum78, Aug 26, 2011
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.