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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2353   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (257) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2014
50cl bottle. Beautiful clear amber beer with a slightly off white head. Sweet smell of malts and caramel with some sweet fruits. Similar taste, malts very prominent. Not too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pringao_Toribi (225) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2014
Pours ambarine red with thin white crown. Tastes similar to a soft hoppy bitter but with an interesting sweet malty finish, and hints of citric aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Feel like a champ drinking this champion ale. Smells very fruity. Very complex taste going on. Tastes of caramel,toffee, bananas, herbs, and biscuits. Aftertaste is spicy and citrusy with a long bitter finish and a medium slick body. Fullers is a pretty solid brewery for how big it is.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IgorAlvaro (55) - - MAY 31, 2014
Acredite, a garrafa é com vencimento em 2009, perfeita com espuma branca persistente, cortou firme, forte paladar caramelo, nada de desagradável.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (706) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 30, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: clear copper with a small orange frothy head with below avg. retention. Aroma: caramel/toffee with biscuity/toasty notes, hops - minty lollipop, fruity - pear, apricot, cherry. Taste: fruity, caramel balanced by moderate hop flavours, peppery zesty light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mydogjet (25) - - MAY 30, 2014
A beautiful amber colour with a quickly vanishing head. Smells a little of pine and caramel and tastes quite malty. Quite a bitter aftertaste, which isn't really surprising given the style. I like this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with off-white head. Light fruits, toffee, and some bready notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little bit of bitterness from the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwgl (44) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2014
Första egentliga bittern jag dricker. Lite kolalukt, väldigt o-humlig. Bitter men inte alls sĺ mycket som förväntat! Helt ok. Ser fram emot att testa fler bitters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
v.zoltan (16) - - MAY 26, 2014
Bronzos megjelenés, vékonyka fehér hab. Illata karamellás gyümölcsös citrusos, íze kissé kesernyés közepesen édes. Közepesen testes minimális szénsav.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Clear amber with fair white head. Caramel and toffee nose. Taste medium sweet, light bitter. Virtually flat. Finish mellow, moderate bitterness.


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