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

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RATINGS: 2439   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.


BigBang's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Love this ESB. From the bottle. Aroma is a bit of caramel and nuttiness. Flavor is similar with hops adding the bitterness. Pours a light brown with little head and lacing. Palate is nice - the carbonation and hop bitterness offers nice lingering in the back of your mouth, but it is also fairly refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (929) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Amber color , thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt , bread , fruits . Earthy, malty taste with bread and caramel. Mild hoppy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenriqueBraga (93) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2015
Âmbar, brilhante, boa espuma. Aroma de caramelo, biscoito, lúpulo herbal, gramidios. Lúpulo mais presente na boca. Corpo médio-baixo, boa carbonatação com aftertaste seco e amargor médio-baixo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (400) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark amber, medium white head. Aroma: Caramel, sweet fruits, bread. Palate: Average carbonation, medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (489) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Decent best bitter, sweet malt aroma, with a decent hop finish, which takes away some of the sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - JAN 11, 2015
An excellent best bitter. Dark brown in appearance with fluffy white head that soon disappears.nutty and malty on the nose, good balanced taste with dry bitterness and soft fruitiness. Hard to beat as a bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (118) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
500ml into pint class. Sweet malt toffee aroma. Rich amber colour with white head. Hoppy Taste leading to slightly bitter but malty aftertaste. More toffee and alcohol notes as it warms. Nice, well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (58) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2015
Better than London Pride. More saturated accented bitter in taste, quite pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (157) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
Better than London Pride. More saturated accented bitter in taste, quite pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2453) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2015
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, spice and toffee. Taste is grass, malts and citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (659) - HUNGARY - JAN 4, 2015
0.5l bottle. Clear light amber body, off-white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, biscuit and fruity hops. Taste of toast, toffee, orange peel, biscuit and fruity hops. Very drinkable, very nice.


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