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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birraiolo (223) - ITALY - NOV 9, 2014
Bottiglia da 500 ml. Bel colore ambrato molto lumpido con poca schiuma fine, nocciola e di poca tenuta. Al naso caramello maltato con note di frutta secca. Al palato ha un corpo esile e risulta watery con un inizio dolcino caramellato maltato, chiude con note amarognole e frutta seca.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (583) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 4, 2014
Robe orangée, limpide, belle carbo, collet fin et persistant. Aromes caramel, pain et céréales. Corps moyen voire mince, amertume modérée mais avec une belle longueur relativement sèche sur les notes caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (355) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2014
I was rather impressed by this ESB. It has a very big range of aroma’s all blended in perfectly together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (338) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours orange with a decent head. Aroma of apricot and other dried fruit. Taste is of dried fruit and caramel, a lovely balance. Great ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (579) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
500 mL can. Pours copper with a thin white head. Light caramel, toast, herbal hop. Dry and lightly bittered. Thin and slightly metallic. A little disappointed, especially after a very nice can of London Pride.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciriliox (6) - SPAIN - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
Bottle. App: White head, fading out quickly foam. Amber to copper color, perfectly clear. Aroma: Biscuit and toffee, orange and apricots with an herbal background. Caramel and some cotton candy/bubblegum. Flavor: Toffee, orange and some herbal hops in the background. Palate: Medium bodied, medium-low to medium carbonation, slightly bitter (well, a present bitterness masterfully balanced with the sweet malts). Maybe my favourite english pale ale, excluding strong ales. A masterpiece, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (1762) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. A classic ESB that couldn’t be more classic. Biscuits, apples, strawberries, some caramelly and resiny notes. Medium bodied, sweetish, medium bitter. Flavourful, balanced, well crafted. Suitable to be drunk in greater amounts. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1047) - USA - OCT 29, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle in Dani's bar in Cala Millor, Mallorca. Hoppy bitter beer. Pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dandeman (570) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
A lot of earthy bitterness with a bit of fruity notes. A bit unpleasant. Olfactif qui rappelle l’orange, les bonbons aux fruits, la cerise. Un olfactif sucré et fruité. Visuel: Ambré, cuivré, limpide. Mousse d’un demi-pouce assez dense et au maintient moyen. L’attaque est terreuse, agrémentée de notes de fruits: orange, cerise, jujube. Les notes de terre sont prédominantes. On y retrouve également un peu de poivre, des accents de sous bois; écorce, vieilles feuilles, le tout, donnant une amertume sèche et tranchante. De texture rondelette, son effervescence est douce, légèrement piquante, et son équilibre penche vers l’amertume avec un fruité qui n’arrive pas à tirer assez de son côté. Excellent exemple d’une amertume terreuse. Mais pas impressionné par les saveurs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dawit1969 (29) - SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
De botella. Como ámbar oscuro con tímida espuma . Aromas a malta de caramelo y toques de frutos negros . Sabores picantes y hierbas con caramelo , malta y lúpulo . Muy fina

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