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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2418   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.


Mysan_brewing's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mysan_brewing (59) - - JAN 16, 2013
Aroma is bitter, not like grapefruit, more flower, sweet aftershave( i know; a weird reference, bit that's me) colour is a lovley golden honey. Mild carbonation, pleasant palate, nice bitterness mixed with sweet malt. It's not very special, but a good session beer:) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (21) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Amber color with long lasting creamy foam layer. Very mild and balanced tasted. Slight bitterness in the rather short aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shain (82) - ISRAEL - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle, 330ml. Pours clear medium brown with a yellow tint. Head is medium tall and off-white in color. Aroma of yeast and malt, quite weak. Carbonation is flat, mouth feel is quite full, with a creamy mouth feel. Tastes lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Nicely balanced. Flavor is fruity and malty, with some bread, yeast and very neutral hops, some honey in finish. Well rounded and smooth. Ends nicely bitter-sweet with some malt and honey. Flavors are very nice and the taste balance is good, but both are boring. Really easy to drink and slightly warming. Lacks carbonation. Very smooth and gentle, easy to drink. Ending is very pleasant. Drink slowly to truly enjoy its nuances.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
christhoel (168) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
brown, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, probably the best beer ive had rom fullers

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1271) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, spicy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. In general Iím not a big fan of English Bitterís, that being said this is one of the better ones Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (314) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Pours clear, amber. Small cream-colored head. Spicy, earthy aroma. Dry, but nonsticky finish. Long herbal aftertaste. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarauckelman (210) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Clear caramel amber; with minimal head. Nice malty aroma, a little bit fruity. Complex flavor of malt, grain, moderately bitter hops, and a bit of banana and cherry. Quickly disappearing mouthful. A pleasant surprise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (653) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
Tapped at Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. Malty, fruity in aroma and taste. Amber copper color. Tan thick head. Absolutely delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monacomelody (23) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Wow! Was für ein Bier! Sehr frisch mit schönem Kohlensäureanteil, schön hopfig mit leicht bitterem Abgang. Lecker! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (102) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
inviting aromas of wood, even some hint of sandalwood with fruity hops and some bitter-oranges showing up; taste brings up more of this both refreshing, warming and slightly perfumey aromas, with just the right amount of bitterness balancing that subtle, layered sweetness. A little honey note in the aftertaste surprises and pleases. Great Bitter!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birraiolo (214) - 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.


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