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

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RATINGS: 2518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


potbeerjob's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Copper orange with lasting but thinning tannish head. Aroma is caramel bomb with grass, earth bomb. Flavor follows suit, deceptively full palate to start (low bicarbonate, high chloride water?), all caramel sweet, touch toffee maybe, then goes dry as a bone bitter as hell lingering finish. It isnít american bitter but the shock and awe it gives after that malt nose and all over caramel sweetness and malty full body is shocking. A timeless classic! Fruity aromatics go peach and other fruits as beer warms. Grass hop also comes forward from dry-hopping. Earthy, floral, just Goldings all over it. Burn in hell if you donít like this one!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bjornhaug (6) - NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015 does not count
Flaske @ home. TÝff flaske og fin farge pŚ Ýlen. Smaken stod ikkje i stil, berre heilt grei minus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
felip989 (123) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 29, 2015
Amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, red fruits, pineapple, some wood, earthy and floral notes. Taste is caramel, biscuit, apples, bananas, herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (782) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2015
bottle. Pours a sparkling amber color with small creamy tan head. Carbonation is lively. Rich aroma of caramel malt. Sweet malty flavor, a bit of spicy and floral hops to balance it out. Medium bodied. Very drinkable and quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (155) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours clear amber nice head. Good Bready nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet caramel bread tastes. Good drinking

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrHoefenbraeu (10) - - JUL 18, 2015
Getrunke aus einer 5dl Flasche.Nase und Farbe okay. Ausgewogener Geschmack. Sehr angenehm zum trinken; jedoch nicht ein so spezielles Bier

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
Drink it on tap at Bobby Dazzler Pub, Moscow. Beer 5+ (consisting of beer incredible bouquet of various malts, corn and a few aromatic hops), !, like most rich fruity (cherry, citrus) in taste - oranges, grapefruit, butterscotch, in the finish - light honey bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2015
From bottle. Copper pour with a full white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and biscuit. Dry taste with a nicely mild bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artiredbirds (108) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2015
Очень карамел& красивы& мягкий и обволак& вкус

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (118) - - JUL 5, 2015
Marmalade, toffee, caramel, and peppery aromas. Taste is creamy caramel and marmalade. A bit of pepper spice in the middle and some bitters in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestlake (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Pint on tap. Pours nice Copper color with a beige head. A toffee, sweet aroma. The taste is sweet, toffee/caramel. A very good beer.


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