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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cousin_Larry (767) - - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma is not what I was expecting for an esb - almost a cream scent. Taste is mostly water with some cream and hops. Not really bitter. Good for its style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (465) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015

Aroma:
Malts, hops, caramel, fruity. Not really strong.

Appearance:
Clear amber coloured beer with a small white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts sweet with malts and caramel, slightly bitter in the background. Really smooth and balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (1405) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
Tap Tipsy Toad. Pours golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain, light citrus. Taste is medium bitter, light hops, sweet malty base. Quite bitter. Too graniy

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rekvium (340) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
Tap @ Tipsy Toad. Pours clear dark brown with a white head. Aroma of malts, nuts, light berries. Taste is heavy malts, nuts, super sweet, very very light bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (237) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
BB: 05.13.16 Deep amber, dark orange hue, bright. Thick, off-white head. Crystal clear. Moderate maillard, cooked/slightly burnt caramel malt. Biscuity, toasty malt. Figs, orange-fruit melange, fruity esters are moderate. Moderate-low CO2 MF. Slightly astringent malt character lingers. Moderately-low dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
dark amber, full bodied, malty, pepper and bitter orange, with nice lingering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
metalspice (438) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Klart bronse farget med lavt skum. Klar maltprofil i duften med karamell, brÝd og ristet korn. OgsŚ noe frukt sammen med noen maritime toner. Smaker knekkebrÝd, mÝrk karamell, lett kaffe sammen med bitter frukt og noe tang. Bitter avslutning sammen med en myk og lang avslutning.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bierdimpfe (100) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1029) - Baden WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
0,5l Flasche. Bernsteinfarbenes Ale mit viel Schaum. Malz und Toffee Aromen.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (1024) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Huh. So thatís 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. Itís both hoppy yet candy-like. Complex yet crushable. Iím gonna need more Fullerís in my life. Pronto.


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