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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2647   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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4.2
jakeskia (29) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
Nice creamy and rich ESB, well executed ESB and truly sets benchmark for this style.

3.5
JuanCC (147) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2017
Botella de 99Cervezas. De color ámbar-rojizo, es brillante y transparente. La formación de espuma es escasa y bastante fugaz. En nariz encontramos manzana roja, así como algunas notas herbales frescas, florales y cítricas. También aparecen notas de galletas, miel y caramelo. De entre los gustos básicos el dulce es el principal y más presente, acompañado de una acidez suave y de un amargor igualmente suave y poco astringente pero creciente. De cuerpo medio y textura chispeante y sedosa. Persistencia media, manteniéndose en boca de forma muy suave y equilibrada.

2.9
AVLarsen (198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle. Typical British bitter. Only better carbonation. Bit of a flat taste that wears off quite quickly. But OK.

2.7
Jultsu (1183) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
BBE 01 may 18. Kuparisen tumma väri, olematon vaahto. Suutuntuma makean katkera, dunkelmainen, tahmaisa jälkifiilis, peruskiva.

3.4
paulcliff (57) - - MAY 13, 2017
Pleasant malty aroma, beautiful clear auburn-red color, smooth and rich flavor. Easy drinking but flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
andniz (336) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
At first there’s a bit of herbal hop aroma and something like a little bit of skunk, after that theres only pleasant malty toffee, biscuits, and just a little bit of butter Medium bitterness, more sweetness. Low carbonation. Pretty good overall, would drink again

4.4
bosta (271) - SLOVENIA - MAY 2, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 0,5l bottle. Pours clear copper color. Sweet aroma of malt, honey, plums, barries. Taste is similar, malt, caramel. Oily palate, low carbonation, mefium body. Very nice bitter-sweet dry finish.

3.7
redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Tawny thin off white head there’s just something easy and warming about this some sherry caramel toffee just plain nice.

3.5
janubio (910) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2017
Pours an amber colour, minimum head with short retention. Good lacing. Aroma of minerals (water used), lime caramel, hops. Medium body, oily palate, CArbonation is OK. Taste is again mineral, lime, caramel. Slighty bitter finish.

3.6
jooilakon (256) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017 Bottle 500 ml from Waitrose. Aromas are fruity with hints of caramel. Body is clear amber with with cream white head. Taste is smooth bitter and hoppy with caramel and subtle fruitiness. Leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. One of my favorite ESB's.


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