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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
Beautiful, dark amber color. Smooth head with slight lacing. This beer is devoid of sweetness, with a bitter finish that had a strong presence in the back of the throat. Very little hop flavoring with a grainy, slightly alcoholic aroma. A pleasant drinking experience.

jonas (8625) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2001

blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2001
A classic ale, nice taut head, rich amber appearance smooth and slightly buttery taste with a perfectly balanced hop finish. A beer to be savored.

canary dog (784) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
Fullers ESB is a classic full-bodied British ale. A great hearty beer to be drunk with good friends and lots of good food. A favorite of mine.

BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 Rich fruity-malt mixed with nuttiness. Hops and slight bitterness, provide a little tang in the finish as well as a pepper spiciness in the aftertaste.

Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2001
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 Bottle. Toasty caramel malt aroma, accented by a fair amount of spicy, herbal and lightly fruity hop. Medium-dark copper color, clear, with a fine, subsiding head. Flavor has a pleasant balance of biscuity, toasty, sweet maltiness and the fruity, lightly bitter and spicy hops. Palate is effervescent and lightly creamy, body is medium-full. Easily quaffed.

rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2001
This is the best ESB I've ever had. I've had a lot of ESB, but none can compare to the hoppiness and aroma that this beer has, almost a religious experience. From the 1st to the last sip it remained powerful, almost like it was bottle conditioned, where some beers get that flat taste at the end, Fuller's stayed true to itself. I hear its even better on tap if you get the chance to get it.

weeicemon (126) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 8, 2001
If anything a great looking ale. Thick and flat all the way.Assertiveness a bit too much. I was hopping for a lot more.

mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2001
Let's face it...this is the BEST ESB on the market....find me a better one!

mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2001
Often referred to as the benchmark of the ESB style and deservedly so. A very delicate and floral nose and flavor, yet maintains a strong level of intensity. You know you're drinking a high quality beer. Toasted bread and toffee like malt flavor dominates with the aromatic hops appropriately making their presence known. Not to be missed!

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