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Brewed by:
Green Man Brewery
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by VitBAficionado on 03-26-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by lamarr04:
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3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a glass mug

A: Pours a clear, deep, amber with one inch off-white head and active carbonation bubbling from the bottom of the glass. Leaves intricate lacing down the glass.

S: Smell is the most subdued aspect of the beer. faint sweetness form the malts and spiciness from the hops.

T: Hoppy bitterness is first. Spicy and a bit fruity followed by a noticeable malt backbone. balance definitely tips in favor of the hop bitterness but it seems intentional.

M: Medium body with light to medium carbonation. finish is a bit lingering.

D: Drinkable bitter. Most hoppy offering I have had from green man which is something I quite like.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cola colour, brown with a yellow tinge up to the light. Head is beige, but doesn't stick around. Nothing left, really. Some lace but a bit slippery. Interesting colour, otherwise unimpressive.

Nose is a nice sweet affair, largely malty with toffee edge, also a hint of cola and some cherry notes. Bit of brown sugar, oak as well and some black peppery spice. Quite a nice piquant smell.

Taste has a robustness to it with a lot of woody notes coming through early. Slightly sour in aspect with some burnt toffee notes, some of that black pepper spice and some burnt toast bitterness at the back. Overall is a bit subdued and quite simple, kind of weakly dark in flavour. The bitterness is nicely done but it's not overly interesting. A mild beer.

A bit of sizzle on the mouthfeel which is unusual, quite thick for the most part. A bit meh.

Yeah, quite a drinkable beer, although it's nothing exciting.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.4/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep copper brown with some bubbling cola coloured head to begin with, that disappears to almost nothing immediately. Big bubbled carbonation. Doesn't look very nice overall.

Very minimal nose. Bit of grainy malt, hint of harsh hops. Maybe Pride of Ringwood. Minimal. not great.

Taste is similar, some grain, darkness and a bit of slight banana phenols. Mouthfeel is prickly and bloating. I'm really not much of a fan. It's thin and overcarbonated, and feels very amateurish, like kit homebrew.

It's drinkable enough, but it doesn't strike me as particularly interesting. Also bloating. Not a fan.

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Photo of VitBAficionado
2.74/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear deep rust with a decent puffy off-white head. Decent retention. Light carbonation.
S: Very bland. Some muted malt character and a hint of honey but thats really about it.
T: Tastes of earthy metallic malt underlayed with a bit of honey and lemon. Has a mild pine resin hop finish. Like the aroma, everything seems muted and watered down.
M: Medium-bodied beer disguised as a light-bodied beer... watery.
D: Easily drinkable simply because everything is so unassuming. There's a better beer hiding in here, just needs to be saved from drowning.

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Best Bitter from Green Man Brewery
3.02 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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