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

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RATINGS: 2627   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.


vipinvelp's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3670) - Velp, - JAN 26, 2013
Clear brown with huge brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is malty, with some sweet fruity notes. Taste is bittersweet with light coffee note and again some citrus fruits. NOt a bad beer at all. (Velp 201301)


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luneylane (19) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 25, 2016
A bottle from Jasonís near NCCu in Muzha, drunk at home. Aroma: doesnít seem as fragrant as the íPride.í Appearance: clear, reddish brown, practically no head to speak of. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, flat, bitter. Taste: heavily sweet, with bitter lurking in the background. This is great - the 5.9% ABV is subtle, a very unprepossessing beverage.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biir (703) - Berlin, - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle - clear brown-red color, little to no head. Aromas of fruits, dough and some toffee. Finish is rather dry. Fresh and good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1080) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 16, 2016
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of candy, toffee, plum and bisquit... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of caramel, lollipop, dried plum, toffee and brown sugar... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (480) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear mahogany brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet and malty, toffee, biscuity, light fruit, hops. Bitterness is quite mild. Oily texture. Quite nice for a style Iím not so keen on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (515) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Halvljus, jordiga toner. Nedtonad jämfört med typ IPA. Balanserad och stor smak. Kort smak som har godiskaraktär. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (412) - SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Mahogany colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel and fruit. Tastes medium sweet, light medium bitter. Very good ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamilton_w (212) - - JUN 26, 2016
Clear amber, small head. Rich aroma, roasted, toffee, ripe fruity notes. Tastes caramel sweet, a bit lack of bitterness, some yeast notes. Finishes a bit abrupt. a little bitter aftertaste, medium body, slick texture.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (930) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Surprised I never rated this on here. Drank from a pint glass,poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Amazingly delicious brew!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kto (795) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2016
0.5l can from a coop in basel. pours a hazy amber with a big dense white head and a nice lacing. aroma of wheat, biscuit, caramel malts, orange flowers, and hops. flavour of biscuit, bread, grass. a bit weird and muffig, but otherwise ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1114) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2016
Copper colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, bread, orange. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, very nicely balanced. Light body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Very noce dry finish.


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