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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:
#29,804
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
399
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
86
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of socon67
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khargro2
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Green Man ESB 12 oz. bottle poured into New Belgium 2017 Goblet...this time.
Beautiful dark amber, light brown. 1 finger head dissipates to thing ring and puddle of foam in center....

Fine fine FINE caramel and toffee roast malt heaven! 40-45F on real beer temps, or you will miss half the flavors.
Taste follows the nose, plus with a balance that completes this choice ale perfectly.
Nice mouthfeel and carbonation is spot on....
Dry pleasant finish and just a prime example of a fine handcrafted LOCAL beer.
If you like dark, rich, top shelf brew, it is a must have.
This is one of my go to bottles for the amber range. Nothing negative to say about it, except it is never on sale.
Perfect score!
Can't wait to visit Green Mansion in a few weeks!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMOSNN
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrainBamage
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper color with a nice lace of head. Smell has nice toasty malt aromas. Taste is just a tad bitter, but is fairly well balanced with the toasted malts. Overall a above average ESB.

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Photo of Grackos
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rdc67
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Clocker
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robebo44
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantstandya65
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KTCamm
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/30/15 from notes...pours rich dark amber brown. Heavy foam layers the side. Ready toffee nose. Taste is a rich toasty malt. Hearty. Caramels too. Really robust perfect blend. Excellent.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12 oz bottle. Pours rich clean Amber color, thin white head leaves a little scattered lace. Toasted grain aroma, taste. Some nice piney bitterness in the finish. Semi soft feel

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

Photo of alexworsnip
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale brown with a reddish hue producing less than a finger of shortlived, pale tan, frothy head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, roast, caramel, nuts faint coffee& cocoa. Not ESB like at all. Taste is toasty dark bread, roast and nutty notes, earthy hops & thin yeasty/malty fruity esters. The sip finishes with caramel, roast & nuts, fruit, some pepper with little bitterness. Afrertaste is malty, dry & astringent. Again not ESB like at all. Checking the Green Man Brewery website I found that they consider this their Amber Ale offering, which makes sense, but why the ESB designation on the label? The low bitterness is the result of 32 IBUs, also found on the website. With this said why does Beer Advocate list it as an ESB? Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-medium carbonation, dry, creamy, silky with slight spice.

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

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Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 399 ratings
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