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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 2579   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle to glass. Clear copper pour, small head. Aroma of toffee, off-orange, sweet malt. Malty taste, wood, decent bitter hops. Low carbonation .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Clear amber colour. Butterscotch taste mixed with wooden flavours from the malts and bittering hops. Nice strong bitter, even in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - JAN 20, 2016
red amber body with a poor off white foam.aromas are fruity,malty,caramel.the body is medium and the carbonation is low.the taste is bitter but with a great malty backbone that adds to the complexity.it leaves a bittersweet taste full of warmth and same caramel maybe

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (129) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
I underestimated English beers, and this beer was just perfect. The ester and malty aroma is gorgeous, bitter and malty finish is really well balanced and great. Canít even think of better ESB than this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (602) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle. Minimal head that dies fast. Sour smell but slightly fruity. Smooth taste with a perfect crisp. Rich and hoppy feel.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
foyle (360) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into nonic glass. Appearance: pours a 2" pillowy cream colored head that falls slowly with abundant lacing. Color is slightly hazy copper with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: raisin and ripe fruit, bread dough and some earthy hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, sticky, with a slightly damp finish. Flavor: raisins, plums, a bit of toffee, bread crust with a nice fruity and earthy hop balance. Overall: probably the best beer in the style category.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (203) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Miedziany kolor. Piana biala srednia .W zapachu dominuja owoce i orzechy. W smaku podobnie orzechowi -owocowe z odzynkwo wisniowym posmakiem. Ciekawy chmielowy finisz.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nurmis (99) - FINLAND - JAN 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours copper/red with diminishing white head, low carbonation. Aroma is caramel sweet maltiness mixed in with fruit, but also little bit spiced. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, very balanced and smooth. Texture is a bit oily, but its full bodied and the finish is nice and long. Good and complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (437) - - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Pours dark brown, thin head. Flavours of nuts, honey, butter. A rich and enjoyable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntonyWilson (28) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Appearance: copper, low carbonation and minimal lacing. Aroma: toasty, fruity with caramel nutty aromas. Taste: bready and fruity with an excellent balance between malt and hops. Mouthfeel: Crisp, finishes dry with a medium body. Overall: enjoyed the bitterness and maltiness.


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