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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

darkseduction's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkseduction (664) - Zweibrücken, - MAY 27, 2013
Flasche 50cl. Rötlich-braunes Bier mit relativ kleiner Schaumkrone. In der Nase sofort harziger Hopfen und frisches Brioche. Wundervoll ausbalanciert, sehr schönes Spiel von Hopfigkeit und Malzigkeit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesbeith (18) - - OCT 1, 2015
On the darker side ............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (630) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
kran w Jabeerwocky. Na szybko: typowe, lekkie, do przyswajania nieklopotliwe, a wiec troszke karmelu, troche łąkowych chmielowych nut, troche gporyczki (sympatycznej), troche chlebowych czy herbatnikowych jakichs klimatow, troszke owocow jakichs (nie cytrusow, ale ewsumie sam nie wiem jakich)... fajnie sie to pije, bez cmokania nad tym :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a not quite clear amber with a bright white, dense head that lasts ages. Aromas of moderate toffee, raisins, dates, and hints of rosewater. Flavours are similar with balance between the notes. Light citrus notes in the mid palate. The finish is relatively dry, lightly bitter and citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4316) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle in Chevy Chase. Nice amber body with medium white head. Nose of caramel, malts, spices some fruity notes. Taste is malty, with fruits, caramel, plums and lots of things going on. Medium bodied. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2471) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
Helder amber met wit/gele kraag. Aroma van veel boter/margarine, graan, toffee. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, matig sterk, sterk moutig maar dan voornamelijk caramout en ambermout. Medium body, dun en vettig, lage co2. Ik ben totaal niet te spreken over het veel te boterige karakter van dit bier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beers0mniac (38) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Clear amber color with miminal head. Aroma of caramels, toffee, fruits and malts. Smooth taste of citrus, malts, nice hoppiness and bitter. Very rich and flavourful bitter, yet smooth and easy to drink. Amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoplover66 (67) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 5, 2015
Color ámbar, espuma media persistente. Aroma de malta, caramelo. Sabor dulce, con predominio del caramelo, galletas y notas cítricas del lúpulo. Buen cuerpo y carbonatación media. El final es algo amargo y persistente. Excelente y original bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cimbasso (404) - - SEP 2, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this beer pours a beautiful, clear chestnut brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of toffee and biscuit. The taste is rich and malty, with notes of toffee and nuts. Hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon from the hops. Beautifully balanced with a long hoppy finish. Fresh and fruity but also dry and refreshing. Wonderful mouthfeel and appearance. This is perhaps the finest British bitter, and is even better from the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (246) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2015
Klares Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, reichlich Karamell dazu gesellt sich ein angenehm bitterer Hopfen, sehr ausgewogen und lecker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopmaestro (707) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Backlog from lost & found notes: Aroma is malty and fruity and sweet. Taste is pleasant and nice. Flowery and and fruity with a well balanced bitterness in the end. A reliable workhorse.

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