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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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13esd

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-27-2011 21:58:50 | More by 13esd
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-05-2011 20:36:12 | More by russpowell
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-13-2013 05:39:10 | More by BeerZack
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-03-2011 23:47:27 | More by tclapper
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MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-01-2014 13:31:20 | More by MostlyNorwegian
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Enola

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at the brewery.

This beer was a bit lighter than most ESB's. The smell was bitter. The taste was bitter with a sweet ending. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth. The drinkability was good. I could drink these again. I was going to get this in my growler but the Oatmeal Stout was awfully good.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2006 00:42:16 | More by Enola
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jnice1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-01-2011 01:23:05 | More by jnice1984
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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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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-24-2012 05:36:13 | More by Falcone
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-20-2012 21:31:47 | More by RyanAU
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PuckPuck

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-14-2012 03:52:26 | More by PuckPuck
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2013 22:08:44 | More by zekeman17
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-30-2013 22:49:34 | More by buckyp
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-23-2012 22:25:53 | More by heelsn02
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-04-2013 05:02:11 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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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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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-12-2011 00:21:14 | More by jak
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-28-2014 20:12:23 | More by DRBiser
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-28-2014 21:46:11 | More by GMan
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-20-2014 20:20:13 | More by DaPan
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A couple a weeks ago, I took a hiking trip up near Asheville, NC so I drove into town to hunt for some beer. North Carolina has no annoying laws forbidding growlers so I picked up a growler of fresh ESB brewed by Green Man Ales.

It pours a deep orangey copper with a creamy but thin, light tan head. Sheeting lace on the glass. Very fruity and herbal in the nose

Taste is bready and fruity, a well balanced ale with herbal English hops, (Kent Goldings and Fuggles according to the website) offsetting a sweetish, fruity malt. Quite British in character but surprisingly sweet and that sweetness lingers long in the finish and aftertaste.

It's a well crafted ale and certainly enticing enough for me to want to try some more from Green Man the next time I find myself in Asheville.

Serving type: growler

07-17-2009 12:13:31 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi transparent reddish brown.

The smell is dark malts, caramel, coffee. Smells really good.

The taste is coffee, and dark malts, it's also very nutty.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really enjoyed this, smells great and flavorful. This is a really great lower end abv beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:21:08 | More by Dave1999
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Bright, clear, dark copper with a ringing off-white head that left spotty lace.

S-Lightly sweet biscuit malt with a touch of toffee and subtle fruity notes.

T-Sweet biscuit malt with accents of caramel and toffee. Light fruity notes of apricot and cherry in the semi-dry finish.

M-Medium bodied, nice straight forward and easy drinking. Very smooth but quite bouncy at the same time!

D-A very well done American version of this English classic. The cask delivery is iconic and makes this quite the session brew.

Serving type: cask

01-10-2010 14:51:29 | More by Deuane
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raszputini

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rock solid ESB. From the growler to the pint glass. Pours a light amber with thin whitish head. Green man malts are easily identifiable and this makes for a very distinctive taste, the malt is very similar to their IPA, but tones of caramel, distinct bitterness but reduced hoppiness provides the distinction. This is a very easy drinking brew and one of my favorite ESBs.

Serving type: growler

03-22-2011 01:35:53 | More by raszputini
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Jack of the Wood

A: Deep amber. FInger tall beige head.

S: Pine, grass, some caramel.

T: Follows the nose. Grass with some bitter upfront, hoppy floral inbetween, backbone of caramel malt.

M: Good medium body, not too much carbonation, some slight dryness on the finish in the tongue. Refreshing.

D: A very quaffable ESB.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 13:35:45 | More by ncfranklin
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.