Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery
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4.75/5 rDev +29.4%
I liked this beer on tap at Jack of the Wood ok, but having it cask-conditioned at Brewgrass has changed my life!
Regarding the appearance, it pours pure foam into the glass before settling into a shimmering raw umber. It sits poised with good posture, laced with a delicate doily of white foam.
As it approaches the nose, an aroma of freshly-cracked roasted barley awakens and caresses the olfactory. This flows seamlessly into a melange of fresh hops and a nostalgic hint of summer meadows untainted by industrialism.
The taste is creamy-smooth, roasty, and above all mellow: mellow like the quiet sage who only speaks once a month, but when his mouth opens pure poetic wisdom spouts forth.
As it tickles the tongue and continues its journey, it leaves a calling-card: more mellowness, richly smooth. I could make sweet love to this brew all night (or day!) long.
Overall: Have I mentioned yet that I think I'm in love?
09-25-2008 17:33:09 | More by drperm
4.4/5 rDev +19.9%
Growler into Sam Smith Tulip Imperial Pint.
Pours hazy dark copper with a thinnish off-white head that quickly fades to nothing. Bumped up for over-valuation, and also because it's a growler.
Nose is as I remember it at the pub - beautifully malty, toasty, rich caramel, hints of toffee, chocolate, and the perfect amount of floral hops for balance.
Taste is excellent, and follows the nose very closely - intros with a blend of floral, slightly earthy hops and toasty, rich, complex malt. Like the nose, toasty caramel, a bit of restrained fruitiness, a bit nutty, hints of chocolate and toffee mingle with the lovely earthiness from the hops. This beer literally nails the style for me. Beautifully put together, expertly done.
Mouthfeel is restrained, medium-full bodied and with a very light carbonation, perhaps just a bit too light. Drying in the finish, and with a nice silkiness to it.
Drinkability was fantastic - this beer had more flavor than some beers I've tried twice its size. Fantastic beer.
10-31-2010 18:13:00 | More by JohnQVegas
4.22/5 rDev +15%
I've been excited to try this beer for a few reasons: One, it's a local place and I appreciate that. Two, it comes recommended by a friend. This beer was good. I thoroughly enjoyed the intense hoppy flavor, which I was not expecting. It had a robust, natural element. I enjoyed the "rawness" and heaviness despite the fact that it is only 5.3%. Maybe there is power of suggestion in the name, but earthy and organic came to mind as well. I could have a few of these in a row and am looking forward to trying Green Man's other beers.
01-15-2011 00:26:52 | More by beerdown77
4.19/5 rDev +14.2%
On tap at Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville.
Hazy, dark amber color with thin tan head. Prominent bread, roasted malt aroma with mold floral hops. Taste is reacted malts with caramel, fruity sweetness balanced by mild bitterness. Medium body with mild carbonation. Very mild ethanol warmth.
Overall a great ESB, very smooth with strong, sweet malt.
07-15-2014 01:13:59 | More by myelo
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
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
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.