jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jack of the Wood. Pours deep copper. Crusty earthy aroma. Flavor is balanced with earthy hops and caramel. Dry finish that is a touch on the bitter side. A nicely done ESB.
beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewer. Pours a dark red with a white head. Scent is caramel malt. Taste is caramel and bread.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Lobster Trap. Pours a clear orange-brown with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and bitter hops. Flavor of toasted malt, light roasted malt, with a bitter hops finish. Toasty and roasty. Interesting ESB.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red, whitish cover. Aroma is dulled caramel. Taste is caramel, grainy, grassy hops.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A couple a weeks ago, I took a hiking trip up near Asheville, NC so I drove into town to hunt for some beer. North Carolina has no annoying laws forbidding growlers so I picked up a growler of fresh ESB brewed by Green Man Ales.
It pours a deep orangey copper with a creamy but thin, light tan head. Sheeting lace on the glass. Very fruity and herbal in the nose
Taste is bready and fruity, a well balanced ale with herbal English hops, (Kent Goldings and Fuggles according to the website) offsetting a sweetish, fruity malt. Quite British in character but surprisingly sweet and that sweetness lingers long in the finish and aftertaste.
It’s a well crafted ale and certainly enticing enough for me to want to try some more from Green Man the next time I find myself in Asheville.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, caramel and some nutty notes. Taste is caramel, toasted grain, floral hops. Medium bodied.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Jack of the Wood, Asheville NC, 6 July 2006. Copper colour. More malt than hop on the nose and palate. Caramel in the flavour. Restrained, earthy, UK style hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant enough but not one of the more striking of the Jack in the Wood beers.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Green Man Brewing tap room. Pours a medium to deep amber with a thin lasting head. Aroma is butter bomb, but I could still get through the sample- diacetyl- slick, sugary, grassy hops and big fruity English yeasty esters. Flavor is more butter, sugary, toffee, butterscotch, fruity peach and green raisin, grassy and herbal hops, gets a bit too sweet and slick in the end. Meh.
Gmku (283) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like drinking a small amount of watered down malt extract. Where’s the flavor, where’s the aroma?
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours slightly hazy amber without much real head. As with most of their beers, sort of like homebrew, but tasty in that way. Bitter hops, but with a good bit of biscuity malt. Nothing exciting here, but a solid session beer that goes great with their food and the steady diet of Pogues, Dylan, Replacements, and Elvis Costello that was playing while I drank it.