Fuller's Anniversary Ale / Special Edition ESB

Formerly brewed at Fuller's
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Cask: Special. Brewed to mark the 160th anniversary of the brewery. Originally released as Red Diamond. Bottle Conditioned for Fuller’s Fine Ale Club, and as Special Edition ESB for Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club.

Ingredients: 91.5% Optic Malt, 3.5% Crystal Malt and 5% Flaked Maize; Goldings. Dry hopped with Goldings and matured for 3 months.

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MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Amber pour with a sweet nose of raisin, molasses, caramel and hop. A nice bitter sweet flavor with a dry hoppy raisin, grape fruit finish. Good.

Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle that Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton kindly shared at tasting at his pub 28.04.11 Pours amber this has a great fruity tang, not sure of the age of this beer but it has been well looked after and is in remarkably good nick. Really easy to get on with this, soft in the mouth, good body, some hoppiness also still evident, lovely fruitiness, nice stuff, very nice stuff actually. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Clear amber beer. Soft, dry, light palate. A little aged malt - minerally. Slight milk chocolate tone. Aged beer but not bad at all.

fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2010

Bottle 50cl. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

[ Vintage 2005 ]. Clear medium amber color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, oxidide, dried fruit, raisin notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100522]

planky84 (3345) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle at Chris O’s. Orange/amber pour with a white head. Apricot, baked apple, toffee and caramel in the nose. Caramel, toffee and malt flavours. Malty finish. Not bad.

cgarvieuk (25322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 bottle at chris -o ... copper ... loads of fizz bubbles ...sweet toffee malt ... big oxidation mellon nose ... sweet oxidised toffee ... bbf 09/07 2.9 bottle at shoulder of mutton bbf 09/07... deep copper ... thin tan ... sweet blackcurrant ... light ovaltine malts ... light thin body ... soft mellow fruits ... 3:5

nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2009

Source:Sampled at the brewery.
Glass:Taster glass.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a one finger white head.
Aroma:Caramel malt with toffee and earthy notes.
Flavor:Caramel malt with a warming alcohol presence and sherry/port present from age.
Palate:Medium body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Another excellent offering from Fullers.

kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Tried at the brewery. Touch of boiled vege on the nose...hardly surprising for it’s age! Looks great and tastes better....i think it’s got better with age, it’s now really well rounded, raisins soaked in sherry, port and juicy malt thanks Paul!!

imdownthepub (14974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Fullers Fine Ale Club. Dark amber with white head. Rich heady beer with dark caramel, toffee notes full on malt with a noticeable alcohol presence. Heavier palate than the standard ESB, there is not too much free sugars and the beginnings of a dry finish with dry hops. Good stuff.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting. Orangey amber with a firm white head. Aroma of hops, burnt sugar, caramel and malt. Nice flavour, very similar to Golden Pride (unsuprisingly). Robust palate with the alcohol making itself felt. Decent stuff.

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