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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - AUG 15, 2015
Clear amber with a beautiful creamy head. Aroma of sweet malts and fruits (cherry?). Taste is smooth and tasty, low bitter ending. Better than most of English bitters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Beautiful creamy foam. Lovely caramel flavor with a little smoked character. Fine malt sweetness reveals itself in the taste with a little orange and other fruit. It tastes slightly enjoyed before the hops invade with its fine bitterness that stands in perfect relief to its fullness. Hop bitterness give this beer a slight dryness, which is to make it perfect and type really. Again, a 100% type correctness from Fuller, but with this ESB, I think that you get a little more for the money than similar British ESB’s. This ale has also won numerous awards over the years - and it is not without a reason.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (362) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 12, 2015
Clear amber body, quicly diseapring head that finish in a small white colar. Earthy aroma and caramel. Flavour of citrus, biscuit and caramel. Medium bitter finish with additional citrus note. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (529) - FRANCE - AUG 10, 2015
Belle couleur ambrée foncée, limpise, mousse blanche avec des reflets bruns disparaissant très vite. Nez de malts caramel et de houblons terreux, quelques notes d’orange. Bouche de biscuit, belle amertume, des notes d’agrumes qui s’intensifient dans la finale. Belle carbo, très bonne longueur. Très bonne bitter !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1959) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Aroma: The smell is malty, fresh bread, sweet toffee nuances, fresh orange tones.
Appearance: A clear deep copper toned amber brew, a rather small off-white head leaving little lacing.
Taste: Upfront sweet bread and porridge, a orange marmalade presence, bitter marmalade that is. The hops rounding of in dry good feelings that stays.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, very smooth and soothing. A dry warm finish.
Overall: A very well-balanced brew, goes very well with robust food.
Note: Bottle. Reviewed 2010-06-29.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikovacic (11) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 4, 2015
Bubblegum, citrus, cheese, cheese, alcohol, basement aromas, basement aromas, herbs, herbs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappis**d (32) - Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Superb beer from a superb brand! One the all time greats, inviting dark amber, rich flavours of spicy marmalade, sumptuous fruit cake, caramel, rounded and satisfying with a bitter edge. One to drink in peace and quiet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
felip989 (140) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2015
Amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, red fruits, pineapple, some wood, earthy and floral notes. Taste is caramel, biscuit, apples, bananas, herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (847) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
bottle. Pours a sparkling amber color with small creamy tan head. Carbonation is lively. Rich aroma of caramel malt. Sweet malty flavor, a bit of spicy and floral hops to balance it out. Medium bodied. Very drinkable and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (198) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours clear amber nice head. Good Bready nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet caramel bread tastes. Good drinking

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