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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2675   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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3.9
CraftBeerNick (3059) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2018
Bottle at home, 23rd February 18. Pours chestnut brown. Aroma is malt, caramel. Taste is nutty, malt, caramel, biscuit. Really great example of this style and enjoyable by the fire, even with the cold I have!

3.4
djcampbell (440) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2018
Dobré pivko od Fullers, pro mě dost zajímavý tento pivní styl. Lehká, kořeněná vůně i chuť, silnější perlivost a vyšší říz, lehké tělo a jemná pěna.

4.3
m.mahu (222) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 20, 2018
Bottle many times. Pours light copper with little, tightly packed head. Good lacing on the glass. Aroma is toffee malt, dry and toasty, grass, a bit of citrus and earthiness, faint fruitty esters, almost apricot like. Taste is honey, light caramel, dry, roasty notes, grass, light citrus notes. The beer is dry-ish, but does not feel dry at all. Medium body with a lovely medium mouthfeel. Present bitterness, yet not annoying. Great aftertaste, which does not linger with a prolonged bitterness. Easy to drink and enjoy. Very, very good.

3.4
GregMooreNH (398) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2018
Pours clear, dark amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel and cut grass. Taste start with sweet caramel, building a hop backbone with floral note. Finish retains a touch of bitterness. An interesting, tasty beer.

3.5
Noform (130) - Tarnowskie Góry, POLAND - FEB 5, 2018
Moje pierwsze spotkanie z klasyczną interpretacją stylu, wcześniej piłem polskie. Tutaj znacznie bardziej chmielowo. Zapach to mieszanka estrów,słodu i wyspiarskiego tytoniowo/ziołowego chmielu z przewagą chmielu. Smak jest słodowo ziołowo estrowy Goryczka niska wysycenie też Bardzo fajne piwo do picia bez większego myślenia idealne na grilla

3.7
Moretum (257) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - FEB 5, 2018
Klar bernsteinfarben mit weißer Schaumkrone. Vordergründig malziger, leicht hopfiger Geruch. Geschmacklich vordergründig malzig süß, etwas Karamell, leicht grasiger Hopfen, ausbalancierte, leichte Bitterkeit. Leichter Körper mit sanfter Kohlensäure. Sehr erfrischend und geradlinig.

3.9
Miły (121) - Kielce, POLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Wygląd: Barwa miedziana, klarowna z pojawiającymi się czerwono - mahoniowymi refleksami. Piana niska złamanej bieli, szybko znika praktycznie do zera. Aromat: Przyjemnie słodowy - karmelowy, chlebowy, lekkie toffi z pojawiającymi się po ogrzaniu niuansami orzechów (nerkowce). Z tyłu akcenty fioletowych i czerwonych owoców oraz doza ziołowo - kwiatowa chmielu. Zapach jest delikatny i łagodny. Smak: Tak jak w aromacie. Słodowość karmelowa, chlebowa i toffi z niuansami orzechów uzupełniona jest o lekkie fioletowe i czerwone owoce oraz chmielowość kwiatowo - ziołowa. Goryczka raczej niska, ziołowa. Finisz średnio wytrawny, lekko mineralny. Posmak słodowy z delikatnymi akcentami ziołowymi. Treściwość średnia, gładka, wysycenie niskie. Pijalne, delikatne. Całość bardzo fajnie się komponuje.

3.1
malibrat (217) - Pula, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Pivo u flaši. Ovo je treće Englesko pivo uz Fuller's 1845 i Young's Special London Ale koje za sada mogu preporučiti našim pivopijama. Ima finu nekakvu voćno hmeljnu vrlo izražajnu aromu. Tijelo je malko slabije ali meni ima fini gorkasti i malko suho-voćni okus. Gorkoljupci probajte ga obavezno ako naletite na njega :)

4.1
Benters (155) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2018
Pours a clear deep amber colour with thin white head and average carbonation. Aromas of roasted malts, caramel and toffee, grainy plus notes of orange and grassy, earthy hops. Taste is rich, full bodied, dialled up malt driven flavours of toffee, stewed fruits and a nice biscuit-like character all backed with a firm hop bitterness which is slightly spicy, grassy and earthy. Carbonation is very gentle and refreshing and the finish is lightly warming, with a gentle bitterness being left behind. Really enjoyable ESB, great with steak!

2.9
yerffoeg (107) - Dinant, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 Ambrée très orangée, très claire et transparente, quasi plate. Elle dégage des arômes de miel et d'épices. Au niveau du goût elle présente une amertume assez peu présente, ce qui n'est pas pour me déplaire.


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