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

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RATINGS: 2697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle for my birthday because I need 100 style ticks and I’m a sad old man - pours orange brown white head - nose/taste of malt, cherry skin, caramel, old grapefruits. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronIPAAPA (90) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana średnio pęcherzykowa. Biszkopty, brytyjski chmiel. Fajnie zbalansowane.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarageBrewer80 (484) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2017
UPDATED: APR 15, 2017 Flaska från SB. Klar, bärnstensfärgad med smutsvit skumkrona. Doft av bröd och mandelmassa. Medelsöt kropp. Smak av malt, söt mandel och lite torkade aprikoser.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (346) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours amber with small white head. Aroma has some malt and fruitiness. Taste has fruits, biscuity malt and caramel. Smooth and soft beer. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmeinike (94) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2017
Kobberfarvet ale med luftigt hvidt skum. Malt og sødlig frugt i duften. Diskret sødme og senere bitterhed i smagen.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (180) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
[Part 3 of a "why haven’t I reviewed this before?" series] Bottle, 500 ml. Pours clear deep reddish amber with a finger of dense, off-white head which dissipates into a thin sheen. Thick lacing and lots of small bubbles visible. Glowing! Aroma is rich, sweet, malty and fruity but also comes off as fairly fresh and light. There’s a lot of marmalade or candied orange up front, edges of citrus and maybe a touch of apple juice, a light yet hearty honey and biscuit malt backbone, bit of golden syrup making an appearence maybe and a whiff of clove. Fresh, grassy hops emerge as it warms. Very well balanced aroma! Taste is sweet and fruity to begin with with more citrus, apple and now blood orange, joined by light caramel malts which merge into biscuit and slightly cakey notes. Finish is long, dry, peppery and mildly bitter. Medium body and super smooth on the palate with a touch of tingly carb to boost the refereshment factor. Fairly light and refreshing AND rich and subtle at the same time, so good for winter or summer, rain or shine! Really can’t fault this much; what a phenomenal beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 10, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Poured copper with an off white head. Aroma was malty, fruity. Taste was moderate sweet, malty, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1646) - Hammel, DENMARK - APR 7, 2017
Bottle from Fakta, Hammel. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, fruits, hops. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewWhatIWant (144) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Pours copper with a small offwhite head. Aroma is spicy and slightly malty. Taste is sweet with a smooth, moderate bitterness. There are notes of biscuit malt, caramel, cherry, orange, and a spicy earthiness like nutmeg and dry leaves. Body is medium and carbonation is low. It’s packed with flavour and quite unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Mahagony/amber coloured. Small head. Aroma of toffee and british hops. Taste is caramell, biscuit, toffee, nuts, butterscotch and some citrus fruits. Low carbonation. A fine ale but too much diacetyl for my liking. Still good though.


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