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

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RATINGS: 2575   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.


oppear's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (105) - Tallinn, - APR 24, 2013
Colour reddish copper, at colder temperatures a small top that does not last. Nectarines on the nose, sweet, hops. Taste is well balanced, sweet with enough bitter to accommodate. On the palate hops dominate and last for some time. I prefer this to London Pride because of the empty space the latter leaveís between tasting


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (497) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Probably amber, but in the atmosphere itís hard to tell. Aromatic malty nose. Bitter taste, but matched with a healthy body. A good one. A fine price for beer as well.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (207) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Seems Fullers ESB is at the top of a rather limited style. Like many English brews, it is well rounded and easy drinking, smooth and mild. The companyís deScription indicates a very complex, multi-flavored brew that covers many bases, but for me it is a tad bland and inoffensively middle of the road. Not one I wouldnít drink again, and not one I will seek out. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vincent68 (654) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2016
Čapované v Beer Time Nitra. Tmavšia mahagónová farba, sladovo cukríková aróma, krémova biela pena. Nižšia rezkosť, plná sladová chuť, v pozadí cukríkovo kávová príchuť. O.K. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (137) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Scents of malt and grass. Pours a clear reddish gold with an off-white tight head. Good lacing and mild carbonation. Tastes of soapy, sour caramel. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1957) - GREECE - JAN 25, 2016
From tap at the Lazy Bulldog, Athens. Clear amber copper color with off white head. Malty and light hoppy aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, citrusy, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Worsenma (66) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Really nice mahogany color with very low carbonation. Strong malty backbone with slight bitterness initially but lingers on as you drink. Not one of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle to glass. Clear copper pour, small head. Aroma of toffee, off-orange, sweet malt. Malty taste, wood, decent bitter hops. Low carbonation .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (603) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Clear amber colour. Butterscotch taste mixed with wooden flavours from the malts and bittering hops. Nice strong bitter, even in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (61) - GREECE - JAN 20, 2016
red amber body with a poor off white foam.aromas are fruity,malty,caramel.the body is medium and the carbonation is low.the taste is bitter but with a great malty backbone that adds to the complexity.it leaves a bittersweet taste full of warmth and same caramel maybe

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
nerdboy19 (129) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 16, 2016
I underestimated English beers, and this beer was just perfect. The ester and malty aroma is gorgeous, bitter and malty finish is really well balanced and great. Canít even think of better ESB than this.


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