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Green Man Harvester - Green Man Brewery

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Green Man Harvester
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Green Man Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: thagr81us on 01-15-2013)
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

ThePopper, Nov 13, 2013
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a bottle at Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro in Winston-Salem, NC

A: Pours a crystal clear medium copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass with some faint burnt orange and amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts with a lighter aroma of floral and earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready, caramel, and toasted malts that have some very light hints of spice. There is a light to moderate flavor of earthy and floral hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I found this one to be a pretty enjoyable beer and one that paired nicely with my lunch (pimento cheese burger and fries). Enough flavor to stand up to the food but not overpowering. Easy to drink with pretty well hidden alcohol.

dbrauneis, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle of the traditional Oktoberfest bier.

Body should have higher clarity but has a fine dark amber tone and a durable head.

Aroma: mild and pleasing, with some spicy/herbal hops mixed in with the light roasted and caramel malts.

Flavor: mild and pleasing. I'd like more boldness but, as usual for style, this beer is more designed for 'session' drinking than slow sipping.

chinchill, Wednesday at 11:24 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tdm168, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

woodchip, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Kegatron, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at the source on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a Green Man sampler shaker. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, grain, and subtle spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, grain, earth, and subtle earth hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Upon first inspection it was quite easy to pick up on the style of this brew which was really nice. It had a nice earthy character going on with some nice hints of grain and spices. This really made me look forward to taking a sip to see if this carried on to the flavor. While it did, it just didn't have a huge bit of complexity going on and seemed somewhat one-dimensional. Granted for the style it was definitely above average. Definitely worth your time if you are a Marzen fan to stop by Dirty Jack's and have a pint of this one if it is in season. You won't regret your decision. Tick.

thagr81us, Jan 15, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -18.2%

jaygerman, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wil for sharing this one!

Very dark reddish copper, slightly hazy, with creamy foam on top that leaves behind a velvety collar and halo of delicate lacing in the glass.

Vague bready malt and lager yeast aromas that are indistinct.

Toasted grains, husks, walnuts, a fair amount of bittering hops. Light aftertaste of grape from the yeast, nutshells. More bitter than most Oktoberfests, it's got a bit of a bite to it, and a medium body. Smooth feel with mellow carbonaion. Overall a good beer, just not the most traditional, more like an ESB or something.

emerge077, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Caramel, crystal, and Munich malt aromas on the nose with some burnt toffee and sweet floral hop notes.

T: Similar malt profile here with a hearty bread flavor dominating. There are also notes of burnt sugar, caramel, and piney hops. The finish is a little more bitter than usual for the style, but not overwhelming.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer isn't quite as crisp as I'd like, but avoids being watery.

O: A unique and solid interpretation of the style. It's definitely a lot hoppier than most Marzens, but it works well.

n2185, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

surfcaster, Oct 04, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -20.5%

Fordknox, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

baklo, Sep 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +42%

tfsimpkins, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

thatoneguymike, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Falcone, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

phhill18, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

khargro2, Dec 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

RyanAU, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

UltimateLivewire, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with an off-white creamy topping. Some stringy lace sticks to the glass as the cap fades.

The smell includes notes of caramel and toffee malt with minerals and almost a perfume sort of alcohol inclusion.

The taste too includes minerals and is carbonic with a bit of perfume alcohol. Some herbal hops, slightly citrus feel overtop toffee, caramel and buttery diacetyl into the finish.

This is medium to light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. It is crisp but overall just ok.

stakem, Feb 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

JohnParadee, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

What can we really say about Oktoberfest beers that have not already been said? Its actually better than most, but that really does not to me say a lot. Does that mean that everyone will not like this beer? Certainly not, I enjoy it myself, but Marzen's are kind of ho hum really. There is only so much that can be done to make them remarkable. This one is a bit more remarkable than others. It has some hop component that makes it a bit more balanced than the rest. When I say a bit, its not a bit in the British sense. Its a truly small amount. Not like when Keith Richards says he did a bit of heroin.

I am a color whore. I think that is what initially attracted me to these beers to begin with. They are truly beautiful on the eye. But that is not why we drink beer. It could look like toxic sludge, but if it tasted good then we are all on board. I am talking about Gose! This one is a nice amber color, truly a beautiful brew.

Smell: Not much going on really, malts and grains, not much else. Kind of a caramel bomb with malts, lots of malts.

Taste: Like I said this one has hops, which makes it better than a lot of them to me. But, its not spectacular, if I was comparing this to a top notch stout or IPA,this would fall well below the rankings, but since its a Marzen I am giving it props for what it is. I like Green Man, they were one of my favorite craft brewing outfits when I moved to town, but honestly the can do better, not that they have a lot to work with with Marzen's and honestly they did all they could, but I think once I work my way through these I doubt I buy any more of this style, its really boring.

Overall: Better than most marzen's but really not better than most beers and certainly not the best of what Green Man can do.

humuloner22, Oct 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

midlifec, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Jenebauer, Oct 22, 2014
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Green Man Harvester from Green Man Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.