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Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 198
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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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

petermethot, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

thatoneguymike, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

smithj4, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jsanford, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ADTaber, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 buckyp
4/5  rDev +8.7%

buckyp, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish copper color with a small, but nicely creamy off-white head. Smells of toasted, nutty malts, spicy, earthy hops, and cocoa. Balanced flavor of biscuity malts, chocolaty sweetness, toasted caramel, and some grassy, floral hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a creamy feel thanks to a lower amount of carbonation. Pretty nice little easy drinker here. I've come to appreciate Green Man more over the last couple of years.

wedge, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

hollywood_15063, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DaPan, Jul 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Stinger80OH, Nov 20, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%

Tucquan, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep brown with a slight tint of amber, really nice finger of light chocolate colored head, retention is ok, a thin layer remains after several minutes, lacing is ok too.

S - Toasted toffee malts, earthy/woody flavors, slightly chocolaty with some earthy hop notes.

T - Roasty bitter malts and earthy (slightly lemony) hops up front, not dry/hoppy bitter at all initially. Sweet toffee and traces of chocolate malts shine through and the finish is a bit citrusy/almost funky (in a very mild way). Aftertaste is that citrusy/slight funk, quite woody, and fairly bitter from earthy hops. Mildly dry (bitter) aftertaste lingers a decent bit

M - Lighter bodied, pretty well carbonated, very drinkable.

O - Tasty, guzzled 4 or 5 sips at once and am enjoying it more. Not amazing, but decent flavor, lots going on, and very drinkable.

MacQ32, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

jak, Dec 12, 2011
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3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed December 26th, 2013 at Harrah's Casino, Cherokee, NC.

Medium amber with reddish/ruby highlights. Minimal head.

Aroma is nutty, roasted malts.

Flavor is almost like a brown ale: toffee, melanoidin, low bitterness. Some light resiny hop character on finish.

Carbonation tingle, medium bodied.

I would drink this again, especially if I see it on tap at a mega-casino! Nice local alternative to the usual BMC fare.

charlzm, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

CampusCrew, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mikeincharleston, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

OldTime, Jul 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

this was a solid effort! it could use a bit more malt and maybe a more noble hop.

KVNBGRY, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mychalg9, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

DRBiser, Jun 28, 2014
Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.