Fat (3) - - AUG 8, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite English beer, very important to drink it young.
True afficionados drink it the day it is delivered - the publican may say it hasn’t settled - ignore him and offer twice the usual price. When delivered it is bright, exciting the very elixir of life with hops whizzing around in the glass in the excited bubbles. It may look like a snow storm but the taste is out of this world. I have never met a publican that once persuaded to serve it on the day it is delivered is not hooked himself - they usually don’t charge double the price you have offered to get them to serve it to you. Try this once and you too will be hooked!
hanskpauley (5) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first ESB is still broadly the best. Fullers makes an amazing ESB in both the cask and bottled categories.
Chrispski (1) - ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
THE ESB - My favourite beer of all time. The Kings Head, Stoke Road, Guildford serves one of the best examples of this fine pint....and I have done extensive research!
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at the princess head in Richmond. This always surprises me how light the colour is in the glass but i find that incredibly becoming. Great beer, bags of the orangey character you usually get but my only complaint about this was a touch of hot alcohol on the palate, never mind it went down well with my bangers and mash!
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty, nutty, with lots of toffee and caramel. Fruits that go well with the maltiness. Mmm.
Vladivostok (339) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the great ales. Mellow malts with a strong hop aroma on the nose. Deceptively drinkable.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask : The Star, Belgravia. Really fruity(orange)/malty with an oily mouthfeel. Good long finnish with quite a hop kick. A really good beer!
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this one to go with a lunch in a City pub .... the food (battered cod and chips) wasn’t worth the mention, however the brew was .... a medium to full bodied strongly flavored ale, with quite strong bitterness ... quite strong in alcohol too, which you will not feel while drinking, perhaps afterwards ...
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask. At The Fullers Brewery. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Malt, nuts, toffee, oranges, honey, lightly sweet, peppery hops, maybe some alcohol. Medium bitter. Smooth and balanced. A classic beer. Very nice to finally try it on cask.
Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drucken på fat på Tempo en solig majdag. Maltigt söt, toffee, knäck, honung, fyllig, len och mjuk med en beska som ger en liten stramhet som balanserar sötman. Det här ölet är mycket bättre på fat än på flaska.