Green Man ESB | Green Man Brewery

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Green Man ESBGreen Man ESB

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Green Man Brewery
North Carolina, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cbish68
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Nice tasting beer but closer to an English Pale Ale (ala Bass Ale) than a true ESB.

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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Omnium
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Green Man ESB from Green Man Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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