Green Man Brewery (NZ) Reviews




gerbewa
2.5
Green Man IPA
Had out off a bottle at lupis with Rowen. Not a good ipa. No aroma. No body. Tastes lagerish. Terrible ipa.
Friday, February 26, 2016

oskart
2.3
Green Man IPA
Amber with floral, herbal aroma. Very sharp aroma and bitter flavor. Light to medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Intense long bitter finish.
Monday, December 21, 2015

kathouse
2.5
Green Man IPA
Golden and clear with a frothy head. Low hop aroma, mild grain flavor, and a low bitter finish. Missing the hop flavor and aroma.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Travlr
2.5
Green Man Ginger Beer
From notes. Clear golden color, medium white head that settles quickly. roma is herbal caramel. Taste is sweet and lightly spiced.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Travlr
2.7
Green Man IPA
From notes. Clear golden color, medium white head. Earthy aroma. Taste is earthy and bready. OK.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Travlr
3.1
Green Man Schwarzbier
From notes. Dark opaque brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste has soft roasty malts. Decent.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jimthechap
2.7
Green Man Czech Pilsner
Pale golden colour with a partial gibbous skim of white head, good clarity and some carbonation apparent. Some noble hop aroma with mellow gooseberry, but it is an aroma that isnít in terribly great abundance. The flavour is clean and carries that gentle hoppiness and some sweetish pilsner malt. I was surprised at the watery texture of this beer. It seems to lack the full flush of tangy, bitter pils, as if it s a job half done. Disappointing.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pdubyah
2
Green Man Czech Pilsner
Almost tasteless. Hardly any aroma at all. Soft. Thin. There is but a meer hint of the hop tang that you might be expecting, but other than being lightly flavoured fizzy water there isnít a lot to recommend this.
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pdubyah
2.8
Green Man IPA
This had a few problems. my bottle 5% ABV- seems to vary batch to batch. I thought this was more sour bitter and familiar to Belgium style yeast, but that didnít for me me make it bad drinking. I thought the bitter was all the front tip and no middle or finish. I thought it lacked aroma and I missed anything grassy or pine or things that I might expect from an IPA. Other than that, good.
Thursday, August 21, 2014

DrinkinWell
3.1
Green Man IPA
Pours a dark coppery orange, little head or lacing. Hops, pine, citrus on the nose. Crisp mouthfeel, hoppy bitterness, hints of lemon, pine, grapefruit. Not bad, not great. Just OK.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

kiwianer
3.1
Green Man Czech Pilsner
The head is good, the body is blond. It smells fruity, interesting malty. The taste is fruity, malty, bit bitter, flower-fruity. Quite different and ok. 3.1
Thursday, February 13, 2014

kiwianer
3.1
Green Man Craic Ale
The head is ok, the body darkred, brown and clear. It smells sweet, malty, bit aromatic, bit fruity. The taste is malty, aromatic, bit thin, bit flowery, bit hoppy. ok, but could be more intensive.
Saturday, February 01, 2014

PaulyT
2.2
Green Man IPA
Interesting IPA that to me cant really decide what it wants to be. More malty than hoppy but doesnít really express itself in any form.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

skortila
3.1
Green Man IPA
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is slightly hoppy, bit pine and citrus. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste has citric bitterness, a light caramel malty body/background. Bit harsh.
Saturday, January 25, 2014

3fourths
1.2
Green Man Czech Pilsner
500ml bottle from Fresh Choice supermarket in Nelson. Rancid diacetyl bomb... butter, oils, fermenting cheese and more. Over-carbonated with strong isovaleric acid / sweat. Gag-inducing. From recent ratings of this brewery it seems Iím not the only one gagging from their infected bottles. Couldnít drain pour because I was on the beach so I dumped it into the Tasman Sea.
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Viter
0.8
Green Man Stout
Bad (spoiled) beer/bottle... (Bottle, from Fresh Choice in Richmond, best before 14/2) Taste very sour! Shame I was looking forward this one. I will have to taste another bottle! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, January 12, 2014

kiwianer
3.5
Green Man Whisky Bock
The head is good, the body blond-orange. It smells malty, sweet, bit whisky, wood. The taste is sweet, bit fruity, more wood, bit whisky, bit alcoholic. Quite nice!
Thursday, December 12, 2013

kiwianer
2.1
Green Man Tequila Beer
The head is medium, body blond. it smells malty, sweet, bit tequila. The taste is malty, sweet, bit fruity, bit tequila.
Thursday, December 12, 2013

kiwianer
3.3
Green Man IPA
The head is good, body brown. It smells malty, hoppy, bit sweet. The taste is hoppy, less aromatic, bit malty, ok.
Thursday, December 12, 2013

kiwianer
3.3
Green Man Schwarzbier
The head is ok, the body black. It smells darkmalty, bit yeasty, dry. The taste is darkmalty, bit roasty, dry, bit flowery, less hoppy, bit mild.
Saturday, December 07, 2013

beer-yum
1.2
Green Man Tequila Beer
Given tequila is non-existent maximum score starts at 2.5. After that, the beer itself is below average - but drinkable - which makes it better than their IPA! Charitable rounding up gives final score - which remains only less than abysmal!
Thursday, August 29, 2013

beer-yum
0.9
Green Man IPA
I usually do not bother rating bad beer because I figure beer lovers know what the bad beers are and steer clear of them. Iím making an exception in this case because Green Man makes some reasonable beers and this brew may come as a surprise - a decidedly unpleasant one. Be warned - the known íbadí beers (Bud, Millers, Coors etc.) are better than this one! Not good...not good at all.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cantabrian
1
Green Man Tequila Beer
If not for the amusement, it would be rated less. This combo smells of cashew apples. The very strong and non-agreeable scent of cashew apples, and I hate them. No me gusta!
Saturday, June 15, 2013

glennmastrange
3.2
Green Man IPA
Tap. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast. Head is small, creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber orange. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a soft carbonation. A little simple for an IPA, but the aromas are all there. Maybe itís better to have this fresh from a keg rather than a bottle, judging by the other ratings.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beersiveknown
2.2
Green Man IPA
Dark chestnut amberwith fluffy white head. Balsamic vinegar and redcurrantnotes in the nose are the first indications somethingís gone wrong here. Medium carbonation, quite tart with red fruit and sweet malt, lots of acetic acid. Either infected or oxidised, pour job.
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Jimthechap
2.3
Green Man Stout
Appears inky-brown with a deep brown head. The aroma initially didnít promise much: fresh homebrew along with carob (I hate carob) and some chocolate and it stayed that way. To taste it was sweet and had charry caramels, chocolate icing and carob (I really hate carob). I love stout, but this left me a little cold if Iím honest.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

TimE
2.9
Green Man Strong
Amber brown color. Raspberries and cognac nose. Med full mouth, moderately sour, malty. Non-descript finish.
Saturday, December 15, 2012

davidm
3
Green Man Premium Pils
Green Man Premium Pils. 5% at Dunedin bottleshop. 6 Ar: citrus, wet leaves 7 Ta: sweet, medium length 3 Pal: oily, medium body 2 App: fizzy yellow, with no head 12 Ov: not enough hop character for me
Sunday, December 09, 2012

beerledgend
1.4
Green Man Tequila Beer
Smells like lime cordial and goes even more down hill from there. very sweet. Bad
Monday, October 29, 2012

beerledgend
2.6
Green Man Black Lager
Dark black in colour with toffee coloured head that dissipated quickly. Strong chocolate/coffee flavours .
Monday, October 29, 2012

Cantabrian
1.4
Green Man IPA
Sorry, but I didnít like it. How relevant is the aroma and appearance when the taste is bad? Horrible, bitter finish. Is this an American take on IPAs? Gutted to reduce the average score. Thereís other great beer from New Zealandís Green Man, but this one is not for me.
Sunday, August 12, 2012

Huhzubendah
1.8
Green Man IPA
Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul! The beer appears clear and orange in color, with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is odd, with scents of hops and weird herbal notes. The flavor brings more of the same, with a prominent taste of overly cooked vegetables. The beer is out of balance and off putting. An astringent bitter taste lingers on the tongue. Not recommended. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 03-10-2011
Friday, August 10, 2012

PaperKnife
3.4
Green Man Wheat Beer
Draft. Cloudy, yellow. Creamy white head. Aroma is spicy and hoppy. Flavor is light, bitter.
Saturday, July 21, 2012

deusax
3
Green Man Best Bitter
Bottle from the brewery. Golden-amber colour. Some light hops aroma and flavour, with a strong bitterness
Sunday, June 24, 2012

deusax
3.6
Green Man Keller
Bottled. Golden colour, with medium-thick head. Strong and nice hops flavour and taste. light bitterness, with a rond body. Really enjoyable!
Thursday, June 14, 2012

deusax
3.8
Green Man Lager
Bottled from the brewery. Golden colour with thin head. Awesome taste, with honey, malt, biscuits taste. Unfortunately the palate is not as great, even if itís pretty enjoyable.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

deusax
3.3
Green Man Black Lager
Bottled. Dark colour with brown head. Strong chocolate taste, with malty notes. Nice body.
Friday, June 01, 2012

PaperKnife
3.2
Green Man Best Bitter
Draft at the tasting room. Amber color, nearly no head. Aroma is grassy. Bitter, malt, grassy. Very session-able.
Monday, May 28, 2012

jdpeebs
3.1
Green Man Premium Pils
Bottle. A good version of a pilsener, just the right amount of bitterness, with the added bonus of being refreshing.
Sunday, May 20, 2012

jdpeebs
2.8
Green Man Lager
Bottle. Pleasant lager, with a touch more flavour than your average lager. Nice crisp refreshing finish
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Strangebrewer
3.4
Green Man Lager
bottle, brought back from New Zealand from a friend. Poured hazy straw coloured with a thick white head, nice lacing. Fresh herbal hop aroma. Mouthfeel is average, a little tart. Flavour is quite dry, grainy, a bit metallic at the end but has a bready quality about it.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jimthechap
1.5
Green Man Strong
There was a good hiss of carbonation as I opened the bottle. I was greeted by a murky, hazy amber beer with a firm carpet of white head across the beer. Not stunningly good looking and not stunningly good smelling either: funky diacetyl, alcohol and barrel related vanilla and tanin. Thereís a strong oak bitterness which isnít good. This has been over-oaked. I love whisky and have been widely exposed to most styles. It is my belief that this beer has suffered from its time in the barrel. It is sour and acidic and devoid of any good flavours. Maybe if it had been sold as a young lambic (disregarding any labelling misrepresentation)... A great shame.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jimthechap
2.8
Green Man IPA
Deep amber colour with minimal head and hints of carbonation. Do I smell hops? I smell citrus and passionfruit. As it warmed, it released scents of rata honey as well. The smell isnít overt, nor easy to pick either. It started out with a blast of bitterness which stayed as a spruce astringency on the sides of my tongue. What I like: that it is a bit more subtle than an American IPA. What I donít like: It isnít subtle enough to be like a British IPA. Would I drink it again? Yes, but there seem to be a number of better alternatives in the IPA market in New Zealand.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

deusax
3.2
Green Man Premium Pils
Tasted on tap @ The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch. Fruity taste, quite unusual for a pilsener!
Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jimthechap
2.8
Green Man Black Lager
Deep black with a touch of russet with latte coloured head that sank into a thin film on top of the beer. Not bad looking. Charry aromas pervasive and dominant to the point of being one dimensional. Flavours of the same and cola? Not a huge body on it but soothing and cooling. Pleasant enough in its own way and true to style.
Thursday, January 12, 2012

omega
1.7
Green Man Strong
This beer has turned the corner, and not in a good way as I am getting a bitterness that reminds me of fermenting oranges. Tipping this one.
Saturday, December 03, 2011

omega
2.5
Green Man Black Lager
Smell good (dark chocolate undertones) and looks good (dark brown), but that is about where the positives end. Last bottle on the shelf and nearing expiry, this beer has little carbonation to it and the mouth feel is quite thin.
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jimthechap
3.2
Green Man Best Bitter
Eee by gum I like a pint of bitter. Deep amber colour with an off-white head that settles onto the beer and clings to the sides. Aromas of nutty maltiness and toffee. The hop character on really comes forward upon tasting with lovely tangelo peel and soft tingly mouthfeel. Tasty enough, but lacking a little in body. But in reality this is me being fussy. A perfectly presentable pint.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jimthechap
1.5
Green Man Tequila Beer
I love Tequila. A good Tequila delights me but I bought this with my eyes open as Iím always skeptical about drinking it any other way than in a Margarita I have made myself or sipping either on it alone or alternating sips with Sangrita. This mix of Tequila and beer is a colossal mistake. It smells more lime cordial than either beer or Tequila. Thereís a hint of vegetal spirit upon tasting and a gross flush of lime. This beer is unforgettable, but not in a good way.
Saturday, October 01, 2011

OldGrowth
2.7
Green Man Wheat Beer
At Foundation Raleigh, Sweet, tart, yeast and wheat. gold yellow no head or lace bitter flavor lite, smooth, ok. Easy to drink. Nothing fancy, nothing great
Saturday, September 24, 2011