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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (870) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
Botella @La barrica 13, Candas.BBD: 13/02/16. Color Šmbar, aromas malta caramelo, sabor caramelo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
laxuaca (24) - - JUN 27, 2015
Cervezon. Sabor maltoso/caramelo muy notable con un toque díamargor. A temperatura de 10 grados aprox esta de miedo a lo feo. Brutal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (123) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. No glass. After trying a few humdrum beers recently, I was starting to think: maybe it's me. Tired palate etc. Thankfully, ESB killed that particular thought - it was just boring beers. Big, big chewy English mouthfeel right away and good complexity. I like beer again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (153) - - JUN 24, 2015
Schön amberfarben, süffig, nicht sehr komplex aber lecker. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (806) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, some orange, spicy berries, subtle vanilla and earthy hops. Taste of fruity malt, subtle strawberry, orange, some bread, caramel, raisin and earthy hops. Medium bodied but a fizzy carbonation. A bittersweet, malty finish. A good ESB that Iíve enjoyed for a while, more flavour than other bottled British bitters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (591) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
Amber colour with off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, spicy and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1447) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar oscura, marrůn. Ligeramente turbia y poca espuma. Aroma potente, caramelo, miel, malta, tambiťn frutal. Rico. En boca sabor muy rico, bien balanceado. Muy bien balanceado. Rica malta, caramelo, galleta. Pimienta en el toque lupulado. Una excelente cerveza. Sobre todo por su excelente equilibrio. Gran calidad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (478) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
BBD 8/3/15. Pours a clear amber with a slight garnet cast. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Rich world class complex nose of citrus hops (orange), herbal hops (coupled with an airy spice note), huge caramel malt and the classic mineral water. As it warms, a touch of diacetyl (butter) is noticed. Medium bodied with a silky smooth texture that approaches creamy. Soft, but perfect, carbonation that releases an effervescent undercurrent from the middle on. The flavor profile is world class and is the standard to which others are judged. It is intense, complex and balanced to perfection. Some ESBís take the bitterness too far, this one takes it to perfection. It begins with a wave of sweet citrus (mostly orange), but no hint of rind. Then the other hop aspects (earthy, with only a hint of being dank) appear. Underneath is a rich malt base of caramel and light crystal that balances to perfection. The middle is mildly bitter, but he bitterness is smooth and retains itís varied flavor components along with a hint of toffee. The finish is where the classic mineral aspects of the water shine and add the final layer of complexity. The finish is a slow fade of mineral sweetness with just a touch of bitterness. Sometimes the original is the best version. Such is the case, here, with the ESB style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (288) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Nice golden/ orange color with OFF-white head. Aroma of malt, spicies. Taste is medium bitter, but there is some sweetness in it. Light bitter finish. Well balanced beer. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Very fruity to start, orange and some maraschino cherry, lively mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish. Very good.

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