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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2480   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (225) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a clear medium copper holding few carbs and topped by a finger of white head. Retention is minimal but some chunky lacing forms when the glass is tilted. The nose is nutty and offers dark cherries, toffee and some faint orange in the back. The taste is again toasted nuttty malts backed by floral Target hops that I decoded more than the other types used. You do get the Pale Ale malts both in the nose and taste with that nice toffee aspect. Mouthfeel is dense and oily and the brew holds a nicely balanced dry finish. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wozap (245) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Angielsko. Słodowe, karmelowe, owocowe, przyjemna goryczka, zdecydowanie pijalne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (153) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2015
Draft at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Pours is clear dark amber. Aroma is strong malt, caramel, nuts.Taste is malts, toffee, bit nuts as well. Great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Bottle of 50cl,in a pint glass; from the fridge. As usual for Fullerís, itís a great beer. The aroma is strong malty, with nice caramel taste and a ligth but still good palate. Deep orange appearance. Try it !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a foamy white head. Aroma has smooth caramel, bready and biscuit malts, blackberry, nutty woody notes, orange peel and honey. Body is full, texture smooth, carbonation soft with a short, beautifully balanced finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bergaa88 (15) - - JAN 30, 2015
Head doesnt last long, some lacing on the glass though. Really clear with medium copper colour. Not really fair by judging this beer right now because i have a cold so.. Will probably go back on this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (611) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Golden brown color, tan head. Caramel nose, malty, toffee, grassy and light citrusy hops. Rich malty taste, caramel, light bitter finish, well balanced. Medium body, average to soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (33) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle in an English pint glass. This was my most memorable beer from an English pub tour during my first trip to the UK 20 years ago. Lots of subtle flavours to enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (500) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
Amber color with long lasting creamy foam layer. Very mild and balanced tasted. Slight bitterness in the rather short aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PiwnyMarek (296) - Łomża, POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Fajnie zbalansowane piwo. Świeży aromat słodowy z delikatnymi nutami owocowymi. Z wyglądu klarowne z delikatną pianą i lacingiem. W smaku jest bardzo fajnie. Przyjemna, lekko zalegająca goryczka, fajna kontra słodowa. Ogůlnie polecam!


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