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Green Man ESB | Green Man Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.69/5
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400 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States
greenmanbrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malty amber ale boasting rich toasted and caramel flavors, Green Man ESB is one of our award-winning signature brews. Our blend of authentic British malts and hops creates a nutty aroma, full body, and a sweet finish. Prepare yourself for a truly exceptional interpretation of a traditional English style.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,908
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
400
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
87
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of KerMUDGEon
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RaggaD
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of rramsey
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of dfpratt09
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Lob
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Beerfull
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of helios7
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of hman43
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: It pours black, but there is some that makes it through. It has a full head with lacing.

Smell: It has a strong malt aroma that features chocolate. There are some dark fruit aromas and hints of floral hops.

Taste: It has roasted malt flavors with chocolate, floral hops, and hints of fruit.

Feel: It has high carbonation with a moderate feel to is. It is moderately bitter on the palate.

Overall: It is a bitter finishing beer that highlights the malt backbone with some fruit and floral elements.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at Harrahs Cherokee casino. Poured a dark brown with little head. Smell was nearly indistinguishable, I don't know how else to describe it. Taste was alright but to be fair, I had just come from another brewery and enjoyed several top flight IPA's, so my palate may have been wrecked. So suffice it to say, this isn't a beer to follow an IPA. I'll give this another try one of these days.

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Photo of VaterRoss
3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on-tap at Pandora's Pies

Appearance is a clear copper with a small white head that goes down to a film. Smell is of a nice mellow caramel malt with some light skunk. Overall not a huge nose. The initial taste is the funk/skunk that was just noticeable in the nose, it is far more prominent in the taste. After the unpleasantness, some of those nice English malts come through followed by some light hop spiciness. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium in body and carb.

This is an ok beer, the funkiness almost ruins it but it is just barely saved by the nice malt. If it didn't have the funk this would be in the 3.5-4 range. One cannot help but to compare a beer to the epitome of its style and this one simply does not match up to Fuller's.

notes: I have a suspicion that this keg is old as the location (college town) suggests to me that an ESB wouldn't be the most ordered beer, also, the keg kicked soon after.
from notes 1/31/12

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Photo of Jmikepow
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of HookemHoos
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of target88
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gregoreaux
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrMullet
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark copper color. Presents with a roasted malty smell. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt with coffee overtones. More a brow ale than an ESB. Very disappointed.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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