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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 186
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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beer2day

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%

One of the best things about Jack of the Wood is the cask handle.

Cloudy copper color with thin head. Nice thick lace.

Subtle citrus hit with light malt presence in the nose.

Very chewy beer with lots of body. Smoky, peaty, bread pudding, and a citrus bite all combine for a very interesting presentation. Peat, like a scotch ale, creeps in too.

Thick body. Not syrupy, just thick.

I could drink a lot of these.

08-21-2010 00:31:44 | More by beer2day
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-01-2014 07:22:45 | More by TheWillMitch
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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%

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.

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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-08-2014 05:58:10 | More by thatoneguymike
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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%

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.

07-17-2009 12:13:31 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.