Green Man ESB - Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | 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 charlzm
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GJ40
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC.

A deep, deep amber if not light brown. A nice foamy head. Aroma was mild with biscuit and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor was bready malts with minimal hops. Slightly tart. Not especially complex. A smooth, silky mouthfeel that delivered well from the cask.

English in spirit but not in complexity. A smooth, enjoyable beer nonetheless.

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of babaracas
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Omnium
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Heads up., I cant justly rate this because I feel it does not conform to style.
Bottle > Tulip glass

A - clear brown with a finger of off white head, no lacing.
S - Very nutty, some woodiness to it, cedar, big roasted maltiness, light grassy and earthy hop tone.
T - Extra, special....brown ale? seriously this is closer to an amber, but especially a brown way more so than and ESB, no hops really come through in the flavor, its roasty malts.
M. Mildly creamy, smooth.
O - In no way shape or form is this an ESB, its way too roasty and there's barely any hop profile...But it is a good brown ale!

Photo of rangerred
2.85/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brown with a thin half finger head. While the head is not big it has decent retention and ok lacing.

Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malt with some hints of coffee. A little biscuit in there too. Nothing really in the way of hops.

The flavor is roasted malt and toast with some biscuit. Caramel and toffee underneath and it is quite sweet throughout. Some light spicy hops underneath with a moderate bitterness. Way too much carbonation with a spritzy but sweet mouthfeel.

Overall, not very good. Tastes like a homebrewed brown ale. No real yeast character and way too much carbonation. I'll pass next time.

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Brewsed
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of beer2day
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.