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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 206
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jeanphony, Sep 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

PuckPuck, Sep 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ZinFanDave, Sep 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

KerMUDGEon, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Lob, Jul 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

keithwalk, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

HipHopinHooligan13, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

wceaton, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

brwnchrstpher, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BeerdNick, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

mshall, May 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

fastrodney, May 13, 2012
Photo of JimKal
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +8.4%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

csustar001, Mar 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

carrollmel7, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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 -5.1%

TimP2115, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

heelsn02, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -18.7%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.