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Formerly brewed at Fuller's Brewery (Asahi)
Style: Premium Bitter / ESB
Chiswick, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 2709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Bottle & Keg; Filtered & pasteurised. Note: Since late 2014 all Fuller's beers have been unpasteurised so there are no longer separate listings for cask and bottle/keg versions lon RateBeer. Please do not add new ratings here (unless it was an old bottle/rating). Ratings will be moved when time allows.
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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4.1
mkcmagico (437) - Mezokövesd, HUNGARY - MAR 23, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2019 0.5 bottle. Gyönyörű mély, sötét borostyán szín. Barnásfehér hab, viszonylag gyorsan apad, de a pohárra tapad. Élesztős, malátás, de háttérben gyümölcsösen komlós illat. Íze meglepően jó. Gyümölcsös, testes, keserű is megfelelő szinten. Remek komlózás. Nem lehet benne csalódni, ismét egy nagyon finom bitter.

3.5
pleispleis (553) - Maccagno, ITALY - MAR 16, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2019 bottiglia 50 cl , schiuma fine beige media persistenza, colore ambrato limpido, al naso malto caramello cereali e leggero agrumi, in bocca malto cereali caramello pane, corpo rotondo, carbonatazione piatta, dolce con amaro moderato. Buona ma non mia ha fatto impazzire. 16.03.19

3.4
DagorNuinGiliath (266) - Évron, FRANCE - MAR 13, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2019 Bouteille 33 cL achetée sur Saveur Bière. Robe cuivrée translucide sans mousse. Arômes de caramel, houblons. Texture aqueuse, faible carbonatation, légère amertume, légère. Notes de caramel, agrumes, résineuse. Fin un peu sèche portée sur les agrumes.

3.1
bdleedahl (1326) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 18, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2019 Drinking this is Germany, it's probably just too old. It tastes thin and bittered, unpleasantly.

3.8
misc (680) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 9, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2018 Aroma is light hoppy, medium to heavy malty. It smells quite fruity: raisins, red berries, caramel, nuts. Clear mahogany color with a medium sized, creamy, white head. Flavor is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter. It tastes like raisins, red berries, smoke, milk-chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin to oily, body is medium. Finish is short and medium sweet. Very complex, very well balanced. 0,5l bottle from BeerLovers Vienna.

4.1
WortMeister11 (81) - - NOV 13, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2019 Aroma: caramel, toffee, orange marmalade, some honey and flower touch, peppery and herbal hop Appearance: beautiful mahogany colour with excellent clarity and a very tiny beige head. taste: nut, caramel, toffee, orange marmalade, some honey touch, herbal and peppery hop. medium to medium-high sweetness, lingering smooth moderate bitterness. Palate: medium body. delicate carbonation. dry in finish. Overall: It showcases a delicious malty flavour and delicate balance of malt, fruity yeast and English hops. Excellent drinkability. One of my favourite of this style.

2.9
Gorgosh (559) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2018
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2018 Genomgående fruktigt. Aromen har russin och karamellmalt i huvudsak. Smaken ligger och hoovrar mest runt den torkade frukten. Schysst, genomsnittlig brittisk ale, kort och gott.

3.5
DraftPours23 (1462) - FRANCE - OCT 24, 2018
Ambré limpide, mousse moyenne, malt toasté, biscuité, un peu de houblon au nez. En bouche, houblon amer en fond, toasté et grillé léger sur la langue. Archétype de la bitter anglaise.

2.9
sparta (1171) - Pärnu, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2018
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2018 Õlle on selline jook, et iga uus kord kui klaasi või pudeli suule tõstad, siis leiad midagi uut, sõltuvalt tuhandest-miljonist pisiasjast, mis hetke olukorda mõjutavad. Seega piirdun iga õlle juures selle tekstiga.

3.8
stantheman (1485) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2018
A single tall can from Viti Liquor in east Vancouver. An orange amber beer with generous beige head and a faint bittersweet nose. On the palate there's very little bitterness. Mild, sweet and delicious malts are what make this beer hum. Just a trace of bitterness on the finish. Smooth, mild, easy going and delicious! 3.8


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