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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ben_Dover (2) - - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
Awesome beer, could have in 6 pack bottles . Once Open the growler, get a drink all the way. The best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
On tap at The ByWater in Ashville, NC. Overall malty, nutty, slightly sweet but dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5933) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Dark, crystal-clear bronze. Malty and delicious with a full complement of rich, rounded flavors, bold and strong. Very, very good. (#4312, 10/5/2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
Finally! Green man in 12 oz bottles! Pours a hazy copper with thin lacy foam. Aroma of bread, coffee, chocolate, and apple. Great smooth taste with sweet caramel and toffee. Finishes with a bit of roast and even a hint of smokiness. Very drinkable yet complex. Excellent beer in a little seen style in the US craft scene. I love to see well done British styles of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1181) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Gold brown pour. Smells and taste like roasted coffee malt and a little feuitiness. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5137) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Draught in Laughing Seed, right next to Jack of the Wood. Short white lacing head, dark amber body. Potent aroma, fugglish hops balanced with toffee and light chocolate and caramel aroma. Great malt backbone, great ESB aroma. Lightly bitter, medium-full body is crisp and tingly with great character. Loaded with caramel and lesser notes of toffee. Funky English hops linger long in the aftertaste with toffee and caramel. Absolutely superb, robust and memorable yet easily quaffed on a daily basis. Tastes much better and fresher than the samples I had in Jack of the Wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
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. Itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2486) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tasted on 11/29/13 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods Green Hills. Pours burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is classic ESB with nutty malt, spicy noble hops, a touch of chocolate, and a touch of some fruit. The flavor is the same with the nutty and chocolate malt up front, moving to the spicy and nicely bitter noble hops. The body is light with just below average carbonation and a medium nutty and spicy hops finish. This is a top-notch ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This is my go to Asheville beer when I want something that is full of flavor but not wanting something that smashes my face. Easy drinking English bitter and a nice malty backbone and subtle, hop aroma and flavor. I havenít found much difference between bottle and draft so that makes me even happier when drinking it. Good solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Appearance: (Itís dark in the brewpub at night!) Clear, pretty, copper color. Nose: Not a whole lot in the aroma department. Subtle grains. Taste: Yummy and fun! This one had a "mystery burnt taste" that I spent the majority of the pint trying to pinpoint -- I settled on a not-unpleasant combination of grass, popcorn, ak-mak crackers, toffee, and peat, with a twist of nectarines and caramel. Very distinctive, judicious but mild hopping, nice. Palate: Smooth and easy. Overall: I got over the lack-of-nose thing pretty quickly. This one is distinctive -- itís great. I also discovered that the hops are in the burp!

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