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

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RATINGS: 2298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2014
500 ml bottle Appearance: clear mahogany body with a slight ring as head. Aroma: marmelade, floral notes and caramel, Taste:: Starts with some sweet caramelised malts, .then some earthy notes, before it finishes is with marmelade and some biscuite notes. Below moderate sweetness, medium bitterness.. aftertaste has a good lasting mild bitterness. Medium body,average carbonation. Good in itís stle, but just lacks the extra complexity to make it unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (33) - - MAR 25, 2014
Mahogany and clear appearance, little and compact ivory head. Nice nose of orange with some floral bouquet. Sweet mouth, nice malt accents, good balance with a pleasant after taste of bitterness. Good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. nice malt body with toffee, toast and caramel. mild hoppy bite. very good esb.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vogelweide (5) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
One of my favorite beers.. Just enjoyed it yesterday in beautiful spring weather in finnish lakeland! Yes!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SeGa (3) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
This is my favourite beer so far. It taste like a friday after work... :D :D

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DZTRYR (3) - - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
Cerveza muy bien lograda, ese gusto a toffe y su color son lo que la hace una cerveza especial.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
perezs25 (38) - - MAR 14, 2014
Poured with very little head. Deep almost reddish brown, clear liquid. Aroma mostly of grainy, earthy notes, low toffee but malt-forward. Present earthy taste with medium sweetness finished with moderate bitterness. Body could be thicker to match the more bold earthy notes. Finishes warm. Wish for a bit more hops aromatics an complexity. Overall a very enjoyable ESB but would like more body an head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (876) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Moderate grass and slight malt aroma with a bit of oxidation. Clear copper with an ivory head. Rich, full caramel with slight earth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yrstruly (332) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Can. Pours clear orange with a fine tan head. Aroma of bread dough, caramel, citrus rind, fruit. Taste is very malty up front, tons of caramel, with a firm bitter slap at the finish. Full and pleasing on the palate. Perfect balance throughout, really awesome beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (156) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured into Eng. pint glass. A cooper color or a whiskey color with nice but short lasting head. Almost no lace. Aroma is of toffee, cereal and a woodiness. Taste is biscuits and hops that bitter and deepen in wood in the finish. Body is thicker and oily. Very nice, I would love to try the cask version.


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