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style
Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2666   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
amber color with light colored head. plentiful hoppyness as to be expected. a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. Deep amber, light tan head and some lacing. aroma is full and malty, some sweet fruitiness. plentiful noble hopping balances out the significant residual sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Amber color. Malty sweetness to it. Solid flavor, with a nice crisp hoppy bitterness to finish. Solid ESB, but not my favorite style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle, many times. Sweet, malty ale with a fair bit of complexity in the flavour. When in bottled itís a bit thin tasting (despite the higher ABV) than when cask conditioned, where it is fresh, smooth and delicious. The bottle is good, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
On tap, Patrick OíRyans. Poured light brown with a disappointing thin small head. Fruity malt aroma. Taste - nice strong dark malt, finish is pleasingly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13682) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml.
Deep amber with off white head. Sweetish malty beer, plummy fruity, rich and perhaps a little malt loaf with sultanaís. Bittering hop finish. Nice bottled beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13891) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured a reddish amber with medium white head. Aroma was full with tones of malt and greenish hops. Flavor was medium with complex flavor and bitter finish. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Pours a deep red/amber with a chunky tan head. Aroma of flowery hops and a crisp maltiness. Flavor is bitter and smooth, the EKGís are very evident. Finish is sweet and dry. Excellent!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
From a bottle pours a reddish hue with some decent froathy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some citrusy hop scents as well. Flavor is very rich and nicely balanced between the malty sweetness that first hits you and then the lingering hop finish. Hop prescence nice fit but not too overpowering. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Fridge Temp. Red in a shaker glass. Flavor is dry and hoppy with some nuttiness and a resinous background. A nice session ale.


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