Green Man ESB | Green Man Brewery

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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:
#30,559
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
401
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
88
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, amber-brown coloring, with a filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of roasted caramel and toffee, with hints of coffee in the backbone, too. Flavors are a toffee and coffee blend forward, with a bittersweet balance throughout. Smooth and light bodied, with a richly sweet and roasted aftertaste. The flavor is smooth and sweet. Solid, simple, balanced, well crafted brew.

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Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Barley's, Asheville, NC.

Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a delightful mix of toasted malts and herbal hops.

The taste was very well balanced with a push toward the toasty breadiness of the malts. The vibrant herbal hop made its presence known however.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a well made ESB.

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Photo of petermethot
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of avalon07
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark copper color and a slightly hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A nice aroma of malt, caramel, and light hops.

T: Tasted of a good amount of malt, a little bit of hops, caramel, and a slight nuttiness in the finish. A pretty solid flavor considering ESBs are rarely overly complex beers. The caramel is a good touch.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole this is a well done beer. It won't blow you away, but it is worth trying.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sweemzander
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Stinger80OH
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Photo of JohnParadee
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very toasty, almost roasted malt aroma, which is unexpected for the style. Flavor is similar, with a lightly bitter finish. Nice malt character, but the roastiness is out of place.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 401 ratings
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