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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ZinFanDave, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

kindestcut, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

BigTrubble, Nov 19, 2012
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3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
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

SportsandJorts, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

javlin624, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

100200300, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

csustar001, Mar 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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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  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

rramsey, Apr 26, 2013
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.