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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

FriarHop's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
The best bitter! (Aside from Harvey's BB) Beautiful deep copper accompanied by light head. Chewy toffee malts with a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (1078) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Clear copper color with white head. Aroma - Malty, honey, biscuit, fruit. Taste - Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, malts, strawberries, bread, biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerGantzel (215) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Aroma of malt, herbs, caramel and hints of fruits. Reddish clear liquid with a white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MGantzel (126) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
Denne ESB har et klart rÝd-brunligt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. ōllen har en sÝd aroma og smager af malt og karamel. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
digitalviking (19) - - FEB 6, 2016
Interesting beer, but like their 1845 itís not really one that I would reach for too often. Aroma seemed a bit dull, taste is kind of strange, palate is quite nice.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (208) - 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!

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1962) - 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.

   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

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