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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2500   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.


foolberry's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - NOV 27, 2012
Lovely deep, rich beer. Lingering finish. Just the right level of carbonation for a bitter in my opinion: small bubbles means lots of light, lively prickles as you drink (this seems to be something only I really care about). Rich aroma of marmalade as promised. Wonderful flavours all the way through. Yum.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (384) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Very fruity to start, orange and some maraschino cherry, lively mouthfeel, slightly bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (389) - - MAY 29, 2015
Pours dark amber with yellow head. Floral / Cherry aroma and fruity sweet taste with dominant notes of cherry and caramel sweet, slightly dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (418) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
500ml bottle shared with multiple people at Savori. Aroma: licorice, caramel. App: hazy copper, small white head, some lacing. medium body, average carbonation, smooth, light bitter finish. Overall: quite good. Well balanced

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (114) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2015
L: -clear copper with almost no head -low carbonation visible S: Huge toffee,grassy,plums,raisins T: -caramel,big sticky toffeeplums,raisins,slightly nutty,slightly toasty finish -medium grassy hop bitterniss F: medium-high carbonation,medium-full body O: Really nice brew

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a clean dark Amber with a thick off white head that dissipates. Pleasant caramel malt aroma. Up front caramel sweetness with a slight coffee bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (997) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a reddish copper color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some caramel..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlady (75) - Prievidza, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle 500ml from supermarket in Miskolc Hungaria,intenze notes,caramel flavor,sweet fruit aroma,amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoRoBeNiKi (63) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Amber color, small head. A good amount of fruit and spice with some great malt balanced. Preferred it highly over Speckled as it felt highly more flavored, sorry to Speckled fans.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cthulhu (45) - - MAY 14, 2015
Malty /sweet aroma.Amber color and soft carbo.Taste is malty and salty( it tastes a bit like corn chips).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (237) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle. Probably amber, but in the atmosphere itís hard to tell. Aromatic malty nose. Bitter taste, but matched with a healthy body. A good one.


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