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

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RATINGS: 2469   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.


britishalenerd's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
britishalenerd (11) - USA - DEC 28, 2006
Large offwhite head, plenty-o- lacing, short hang time though. Clear amber color. Somewhat must, malty nose. Medium body. Malty, fruity with some oxydation in the flavor dept.. Finish is dry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roger60 (62) - - MAR 21, 2015
SB Hultsfred, flaska. Fin lite försiktig arom. Frukt aprikos enbär. Pĺfallande mycket malt som väger ut bitterhumlen. Inte som USA IPA...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlfredoGarcia (69) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 12, 2015
500 ml bottle. Very strong hops and frugal smells. Amber color with a white head that quickly fades. Bitter taste with soft carbonatation. Long aftertaste that is creamier than it taste, some herb stays in your mouth maybe, like mint. A very balanced beer, excelently made.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (866) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Light slightly peppery smell, slightly reddish color, taste has that spice again...medium peppery, very low hops, all malt, not much else to this beer though...waters down with quick drinking

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
26.7.2014. Malts, fruits, slight bitterness. Good in summer day, otherwise not that special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (161) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2015
50cl @ bottle. Classicone inglese: ambrata, beverina e con un amaro non troppo forte e persistente. Ottima, davvero.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omanson (41) - - MAR 9, 2015
Ale herbeuse, fin sur caramel type sirop pour la toux , fleurie , un cote presque ipa, et peu amčre.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kolbi04 (4) - - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
Kellemes csalódás ez a sör. Finom hab. Nem túl sok. Karamelles malátás íz és illat. Enyhén f?szeres. Érezni benn édes vonásokat, majd ezután egy nagyon jól eltalált komlózás jön. Ez az ami nem rontja el a sört és olyan irányba viszi, ami igencsak prémium. Nagyon tetszik ez a keser?ség, ami egyensúlyban van az egész cuccal. Nem is oly drága.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bg80 (43) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Deep walnut color, small white head, minimal lacing. Aromas of grassy malts. Taste is sweet to start, turning slightly bitter the longer you hold it on your tongue. Creamy, medium-full bodied mouthfeel, pretty satisfying. Its that moment when the sweet turns bitter that feels unique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (502) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Trade with @Jaghana. Merci Pascal ! A sparkling brown orange beer with a small white head poorly persistant ; few bubbles. Roasty aroma, fruity, even smoky, pancake, light caramel, herbs. Medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; elegant. Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, sweet toffee finish. Overall, a pleasant elegant roasty beer ; thin.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yuriprado (1) - Jundiaí, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
Excelente cerveja, sabor marcante, refrescante, cor avermelhada. Melhor ESB...........


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