MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Longtime favorite. Clear orange color, with the white head. Trademark carmel/malt nose. Big carmel malt flavor with the hop bitterness in the background. Always worth the pint.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
looking back at my notes in my palm pilot, i wrote the following cryptic message: "Fullers esb gwd stusf." i'm guessing that translates to "a delightful blend of maltiness and the hoppy stuff. A wonderful tasting beer!"
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good beer! The aroma had a nice sharp hoppy edge to it. It went down very smooth with a nice bitter hoppiness blended with a little malt flavor. I would say that the hops flavor dominates. I could drink this beer all night long
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This beer has lots of hops and malt. Malt flavor hits first and hops bleeds in later. Dry aftertaste.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great ESB. Perhaps the best. Makes me feel like I am in a London pub, and that aint a bad thing at all.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice good classic ESB, balance of the good caramel malt flavors with hop bitterness and the Kent Golding hop flavor coming through. I had this beer quite a few times over the years and will continue to enjoy it again in the future.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 The best bitter I ever had. And I've only had bottles. If I ever get to England and drink this from the cask, I might lose control of my faculties.( In retrospect, wouldn't take much.) Update, even better the second time!
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a very complex beer. Good auburn color, thin head. Mild malt with fruitiness and a touch of bitter. Another good "wash-it-down" beer
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear with a foamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Full, smooth taste. Nice going.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear copper colour with a thin white head. caramel malt aroma. Woodsy malt flavour with a nice bitterness and mouthfeel.