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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


BarleyandVine's rating

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Nice looking, but little aroma. Flavor is spot on with good hop flavors and supporting malt character. A bit of smokiness that was surprising.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (956) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with small tan head. Malty aroma with cereal and biscuit notes. Bold caramel malt flavor with this. A bit toasty. Lingering sweet finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1275) - - JUL 13, 2016
deep amber - almost brown color; fruity, malty aroma with caramel malt notes; caramel malt flavor with bready notes, fruity hops, and some dark fruit notes;a well balanced, English style bitter

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wallaby501 (34) - - JUL 1, 2016
Very very good esb. I am solidly impressed. Great solid British mild that accentuates the malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1562) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Ruby brown with a minimal head. Strong bread and toasted malt base with no bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma: slightly bready; Taste: more chocolatey than expected; Palate: malty finish; Overall: not much complexity; fairly forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft at The Flying Saucer, Nashville. Pours dark amber and clear with an off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste is toasted malt, bread, caramel and mild hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2016
BOD 2/19/16. Pours clear, and when held to light, a beautiful garnet hue. Poor head volume, lacing and retention. Very atypical ESB nose that has a bit of char. Underneath is a rich caramel base with hints of plum. Almost medium body that is quite smooth with creamy aspects. Body / carbonation is very well done - just the right amount of effervescence. The middle is a fair burst while the finish is nice and prickly. The flavor profile is good, but also atypical for the style. Missing are the robust earthy hop bitterness flavors and an actual bitterness level that is, well...bitter. This is more an amber or brown ale. Compare this to a Fullers ESB...the contrast is quite striking. Caramel with a bit of char encompasses the tasting experience. A light nuttiness lays underneath and becomes noticeable from the middle on. The finish is somewhat clean with a malty note trailing off. As an amber or brown I would rate this around 3.5, but for the ESB style, it is subpar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
preferred this cloudier brew ever so slightly to the bitter. More classic pub style with a touch more flavor, though there were many similarities.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2016 Cask at Green Man. Rich fruity raisin and caramel aroma. Good fruity taste. An alright esb.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear, dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is malt driven with some nuttiness in the background. The taste is pure malt heaven with some toffee tossed in.


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