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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2554   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
dark amber, full bodied, malty, pepper and bitter orange, with nice lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (389) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Klart bronse farget med lavt skum. Klar maltprofil i duften med karamell, brød og ristet korn. Også noe frukt sammen med noen maritime toner. Smaker knekkebrød, mørk karamell, lett kaffe sammen med bitter frukt og noe tang. Bitter avslutning sammen med en myk og lang avslutning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierdimpfe (51) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
Copper color. Minimal head that dies fast. Sour smell but slightly fruity. Smooth taste with a perfect crisp. Rich and hoppy feel. Overall : Fully bodied beer with well balanced flavors. Truly a blast to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (705) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Bernsteinfarbenes Ale mit viel Schaum. Malz und Toffee Aromen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (934) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Huh. So that’s what a true English ESB is supposed to be like. Red-brown body with a modest head. Light citrus and earth notes from hops. A malt profile that includes toasted biscuit, toffee, and fruit. Rich flavors packed inside a light body. If I were in a proper English pub, I could go through pint after pint of this stuff. It’s both hoppy yet candy-like. Complex yet crushable. I’m gonna need more Fuller’s in my life. Pronto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MohaBeer (115) - Lima, PERU - OCT 11, 2015
Ambar profundo con transparencia, espuma baja sin retención. Malta maltoso caramelo moderado alto, lúpulo terroso-herbal moderado alto, ahumado, miel, albaricoque, damasco. En boca malta maltoso caramelo moderado alto, lúpulo terroso moderado, tibieza alcohólica, terroso, ceniza, ahumado. Final maltoso caramelo y ceniza. Buena carbonatación y con cuerpo, ligera salinidad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZeroDome (83) - GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
Amber-red color with white head. Aromas of toast, bread and caramel with some fruits and honey. Taste is spicey and malty in the foreground with a nice hoppy finish. Tobacco and earthy notes. Leaving a dry hoppy finish with fruity background. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (262) - DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
40cl from tap@Beer Palace in pint glass@approx 7 degrees C (a little too cold). Pours clear dark brown with off white head with sufficient retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, malt and toated malt with just a hint of fruity hoppiness. Rich taste of toasted malt, caramel, bisquits and hoppy spiciness with a pleasant hint of tobacco. Unusual phenomenon as the aftertaste seems to be short, but then kicks back in after some seconds with a mild, grapefruit dominated bitterness on top of the toasted malt. Very good "masculine" bitter with more punch than most

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesbeith (19) - - OCT 1, 2015
On the darker side ............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
kran w Jabeerwocky. Na szybko: typowe, lekkie, do przyswajania nieklopotliwe, a wiec troszke karmelu, troche łąkowych chmielowych nut, troche gporyczki (sympatycznej), troche chlebowych czy herbatnikowych jakichs klimatow, troszke owocow jakichs (nie cytrusow, ale ewsumie sam nie wiem jakich)... fajnie sie to pije, bez cmokania nad tym :)

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