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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2705   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
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2005
nose is malty with a little fruit, plums, some toffee, a little butter. very slightly thin mouthfeel, but a pleasant hoppy bitter finish, that leaves a slight toffeeness lingering.

2.9
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Not bad, but the cask version is better. Quite a smooth Fullers mouthfeel, with some alcohol and hop bitterness. A little sticky at times.

3.5
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
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
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
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 it’s 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
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
On tap, Patrick O’Ryans. Poured light brown with a disappointing thin small head. Fruity malt aroma. Taste - nice strong dark malt, finish is pleasingly bitter.

3.3
imdownthepub (14557) - 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 sultana’s. Bittering hop finish. Nice bottled beer.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14497) - 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
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 EKG’s are very evident. Finish is sweet and dry. Excellent!


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