Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 2627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Bottle & keg (USA); Pasteurised.
First brewed in 1971. Ingredients: Pale Ale malt, Crystal malt and Maize; Target, Challenger, Northdown and Goldings hops.
Brewed at 5.5% ABV in cask and 5.9% ABV in bottle, ESB is a true liquid legend, and should be savoured as such.
ESB has a wonderful rich mahogany appearance. Taking in the nose, the beer is bursting with cherry and orange, balanced by soft malty toffee and caramel notes. The flavour delivers everything you would expect from such a full-bodied ale. The unique blend of Northdown, Target, Challenger and Goldings hops imparts grassy, peppery notes on the tongue along with intense citrus fruit characters of grapefruits, oranges and lemons. The blend of Pale Ale and Crystal malts in the brew give a biscuity, toffee element to the beer. A smooth, mellow bitterness lingers on the palate to give a superbly satisfying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
batupata (26) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Pours a transparent amber beer with a very small white head. Nose is heavily influenced with hops. Some honey. Taste is bitter from start to finish, fruity and full bodied. Aftertaste leaves a nice bitter mouthfeel. Nice everyday bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (658) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 8, 2016
Nagy, hosszan tartó hab, csodaszép átlátszó, sötét, majdnem vörösbe hajló borostyán szín. Illata finom gyümölcsös, fűszeres. Közepes komlós keserűsség, karamelles vonásokkal, pici gyümölcsös beütéssel. Utóízében ugyanazok a vonások jönnek elő, mint kortyoláskor, keserűje hosszan kitart. Finom, telt sör.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Amber pour with medium off-white head, decent retention. Nose is toffee, figs, toasted bread, stone fruit, dried leaves. Mouth is medium bodied, mild malt sweetness, chewy bread crusts, caramel, raisins, hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GhostS (18) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 1, 2016
bottle // aroma: rich aroma of autumn honey, summer flowers, caramel. taste (medium intensivity): caramel, citrus, biscuity and toffee. very interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
javiercrasher (273) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 30, 2016
De color ámbar, transparente con espuma no muy abundante de retención media. Aroma maltoso, algo de caramelo y fruta madura. De cuerpo ligero y sin mucho gas. En boca dulce y maltosa con algo de frutos secos, final seco. Clásica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is malty with faint fruity notes. Taste is malt, caramel, and bread with subtle notes of dried fruit. Mild bitterness. Smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gonzin (143) - ARGENTINA - MAY 18, 2016
Probada en botella de 500 ml. Adquirida en Pinta Point Belgrano. Muy buena ale inglesa. 8.5/10. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jampura (67) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Pyöreä ja pehmeä. Vaisu, viipyilevä ja vaahdoton, makeahko. Hanasta parempaa kuin pullosta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - MAY 7, 2016
Malt and elegant hop atoma
Citrus and a hint of iron
Small alcohol smell in finish
Otherwise overall very good
A hint of starch or rice

Rich beer.

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