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

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RATINGS: 2640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Vaalean kuparinruskea väri, vaahtoa alussa paljon, jättää pitsireunuksen. Kohtalaisen mieto haju. Maku karamellimainen ja kohtalaisen kevyt, jättää pienen katkeron maun jälkeensä. Hyvä olut.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grisza77 (537) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bursztynowe, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która pozostaje do końca w postaci pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat głównie karmelowy, gdzieś w tle delikatne zioła. W smaku karmelowe i ziołowe, bardziej intensywne niż w aromacie, bardzo ułożone. Goryczka średnia, ziołowa. Ogólnie bardzo dobry ESB, pijalny, ułożony, z fajną goryczką, wszystko jest w nim na miejscu, nie dziwię się , że jest ikoną stylu.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (192) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark gold pour with little head. Complex bitter flavours with a grassy note and a little plum.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (449) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Another belting traditional English ale from Fullers. Makes a mockery of most of the watery "real ale" brewed over here. Full bodied, sweet, caramel, marmalade and figs... subtle bitterness. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luneylane (25) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 25, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s near NCCu in Muzha, drunk at home. Aroma: doesn’t seem as fragrant as the ’Pride.’ Appearance: clear, reddish brown, practically no head to speak of. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, flat, bitter. Taste: heavily sweet, with bitter lurking in the background. This is great - the 5.9% ABV is subtle, a very unprepossessing beverage.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biir (749) - Berlin, - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle - clear brown-red color, little to no head. Aromas of fruits, dough and some toffee. Finish is rather dry. Fresh and good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1138) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 16, 2016
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of candy, toffee, plum and bisquit... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of caramel, lollipop, dried plum, toffee and brown sugar... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (528) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear mahogany brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet and malty, toffee, biscuity, light fruit, hops. Bitterness is quite mild. Oily texture. Quite nice for a style I’m not so keen on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (546) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Halvljus, jordiga toner. Nedtonad jämfört med typ IPA. Balanserad och stor smak. Kort smak som har godiskaraktär. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (422) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Mahogany colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel and fruit. Tastes medium sweet, light medium bitter. Very good ESB.


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