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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.

footbalm's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Had this at the Bayou. Thank god this wasn’t bursting with Cherries and oranges as I was at a bar and did not feel like going home to change. I thought they had handed me a Oktoberfest by mistake. Some toffee stuff, and a mildly bitter aftertaste( no shit dumbass). It wasn’t a bad beer at all, I want to try this again at home where I can sit back and analyze the hell out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1036) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a foamy white head. Aroma has smooth caramel, bready and biscuit malts, blackberry, nutty woody notes, orange peel and honey. Body is full, texture smooth, carbonation soft with a short, beautifully balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_alkis (360) - SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
So smooth and fresh. A unique bitter beer that is perfect to drink wherever you are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBlueSky93 (123) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. A Beer I love. Pours light brown in colour. Aroma of Malt, Strawberries, Bread, Caramel. Initial Fruitiness, Dark Fruits that is, strawberry and rasberry, biscuit, breadyness, very chewy, very thick, caramel too, adds to the thickness, earthy, a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4877) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2015
(Keg at Kitty’s, 20150127) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, caramel, earth and strawberries. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, earth, caramel, biscuits, strawberries and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, sweet and bitter. A very malty and still balanced stronger English ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (930) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenriqueBraga (106) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark amber, medium white head. Aroma: Caramel, sweet fruits, bread. Palate: Average carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (493) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (123) - 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.

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