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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
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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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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mte1972

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-08-2013 22:09:48 | More by mte1972
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-04-2013 00:20:35 | More by jsanford
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-01-2013 22:13:34 | More by inspektor
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: a deep red, almost blood red if it wasn't so clear. Just a touch of an off white head. Pretty clear with just a touch of haze

Smell: sweetness. Fruity slightly caramel sweetness. No hop aroma but you know the hops are there balancing the sweetness.

Taste: opens up with fruit. Sweetness is always present as it moves towards caramel. A bitterness is apparent as the sweetness kicks off but it doesn't leave muc flavor

Mouthfeel: light and kind of insignificant

Overall: pretty drinkable but just missing enough to not be good. The sweetness is fought off by the hops but still win by a landslide. Almost too sweet

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 13:51:17 | More by SportsandJorts
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-26-2013 02:04:45 | More by ZEB89
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CiderGoggles

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-25-2013 01:14:36 | More by CiderGoggles
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-23-2013 18:49:07 | More by mattsdenney
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

11-20-2013 02:16:32 | More by Stinger80OH
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mecmd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-08-2013 22:44:54 | More by mecmd
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18%

11-04-2013 03:49:41 | More by planbee
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber nearly brown in color and has a pretty big haze to it. Head is about one finger, fizzy and off white. Head has fair retention .

Nose has some rich doughy bready malt forward. There is a faint hazelnut sweetness also present hops are there but light, hard to detect particular aromas, maybe some herbal aromas.

Taste is great. Some more bready malt is forward that fades into a light herbal hop midsection before a slightly doughy malt finishs the beer leaving sone residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel is good, medium body is cut with moderate to high carbonation and leaves it pretty soft and highly drinkable. Very light bitterness lets the malt really come out.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 00:07:41 | More by Fcolle2
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-01-2013 14:39:56 | More by ninaturner
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-27-2013 22:37:41 | More by Kcman91
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-21-2013 02:14:32 | More by hellhammermario
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-20-2013 02:41:12 | More by AngusOg
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-18-2013 02:31:58 | More by ejohnson654
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BigAlofOrion

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-17-2013 03:39:18 | More by BigAlofOrion
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DuffDaddy

Florida

5/5  rDev +36.6%

10-16-2013 17:18:32 | More by DuffDaddy
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 20:55:10 | More by dvmin98
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sweetwaterman

North Carolina

2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've head this on draft at their pub, but it was a while back and this is for the bottled version.

Appearance is fine. Slightly hazy brown. Not much head after pouring.

Nose is malt and caramel, but not much else.

Taste is ok for the style. On the sweeter side. Nothing off putting, but perhaps the short, slightly sour finish. No real depth, but nothing bad.

Mouthfeel is strangely viscous. Not exactly what I had in mind.

Overall it's fine, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 22:25:17 | More by sweetwaterman
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18%

09-19-2013 00:43:27 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Radiosox

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-31-2013 17:57:49 | More by Radiosox
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-19-2013 17:36:10 | More by Chris77McGrath
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BfloBrewHound

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

08-16-2013 02:25:08 | More by BfloBrewHound
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-13-2013 00:46:22 | More by JohnnyK
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.