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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%

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
Photo of SFNC
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

SFNC, Feb 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Brewsed, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

inspektor, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BfloBrewHound, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mattsdenney, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mccallisters_dali, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MastaShonuf, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

GuttaMane138, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ZinFanDave, Sep 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

kindestcut, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BigTrubble, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Fulkrum78
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

I had this on draft at Twelve Bones in Asheville, NC. Nice beer, with a great brown color and decent head. Not as much on the aroma side of things as I would expect, but that could have been part of sitting outside. I got a malty backbone to this, and not so much of the hoppiness that I would have expected out of an ESB. Tasty beer, just not what I had expected.

Fulkrum78, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of Treyliff
3.35/5  rDev -9%

Color is slightly hazy copper brown with a very small fast disappearing head, leaving no lace. Smells of straight barley with so toasted malt notes and a bit of earthy hops. Taste is toast and malty, slightly bready, herbal and earthy hops at the end with a dry finish. Mouthfeel is light in carbonation, medium body and slick finish.

This one was ok, but nothing mind blowing. Not something I'd get again.

Treyliff, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.35/5  rDev -9%

a: Deep amber brown in color with a low head

s: Good caramel malt aromas bring a moderate sweetness. Earthy hops provide some balance.

m: medium-low carbonation and a medium body

t: Seems a bit light and bland but there is a decent grainy malt presence. Nondescript hop flavor and a moderate bitterness. Could use a bit more character. Considerably "husky".

d: easy enough...nothing off and a decent beer

on-tap at Jack of the Wood

blackie, Oct 12, 2007
Photo of babaracas
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

On-tap at Jack of the Wood in a shaker pint. A hazy aged copper with a quarter inch of off-white head that stuck around and deposited a thin sheet of lace down the glass. Smell: really sparse -- toffee, minerally. Taste: toffee, decently fruity, apricot, mildly nutty, with an earthy and herbal bitterness. Finishes earthy and a little nutty, drying. Decent.

babaracas, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from tap into pint at 12south Nashville. Pours a deep seethrough brown with nice looking head. Pretty much no aroma...so I didn't penalize it but its not good.
Taste is pretty boring but not offensive. Just blah...alt like watery malt. Meh
Its very mild and boring...not bad, just boring.
I wouldnt get again.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

It's a fine beer, however there are a few things about it that offsets the style. A good firm malt base seems to headge on sweet barley grains with a bit of astringency (husks) in the mouthfeel. The hops also seem a bit high, citrus / pine, and bite-ey. But the beer comes together nicely with a cleanly brewed taste of fermentation and attenuation. Nearly mint-y in the finish. Body could be maltier with a higher gravity (use English malts) would have sweetened the beer and rounded out the (American) hop abrasion. Call it beer, and it's pretty tasty stuff. Call it an ESB, and it stumbles a bit.

BEERchitect, Sep 12, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

king75, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

hyoung41, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MCDub, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dvmin98, Oct 06, 2013
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.