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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


manul255's rating

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manul255 (47) - Montmagny, Quebec, - JAN 18, 2012
Belle apparence avec mousse moyennement généreuse. Arôme simple classique. Couleur caramel, rougeâtre, claire. En bouche, c’est l’équilibre malt houblons qui surprend. Des malt bien structurés et un houblonnage dense, sans être corsé comme une IPA. Laisse en bouche une belle finale houblonnée fraîche.


4.9
   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

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappis**d (26) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjornhaug (10) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Flaske @ home. Tøff flaske og fin farge på ølen. Smaken stod ikkje i stil, berre heilt grei minus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
felip989 (124) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (786) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (157) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours clear amber nice head. Good Bready nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet caramel bread tastes. Good drinking

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrHoefenbraeu (11) - - JUL 18, 2015
Getrunke aus einer 5dl Flasche.Nase und Farbe okay. Ausgewogener Geschmack. Sehr angenehm zum trinken; jedoch nicht ein so spezielles Bier

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
Drink it on tap at Bobby Dazzler Pub, Moscow. Beer 5+ (consisting of beer incredible bouquet of various malts, corn and a few aromatic hops), !, like most rich fruity (cherry, citrus) in taste - oranges, grapefruit, butterscotch, in the finish - light honey bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2015
From bottle. Copper pour with a full white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and biscuit. Dry taste with a nicely mild bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiredbirds (113) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2015
Очень карамел& красивы& мягкий и обволак& вкус


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