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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2706   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FinnIckler (391) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle from maruhn. Pours clear reddish brown. Nose is honey, Citrus. Palate is smooth, honey, wheat, Malt backbone. Quite nice, not very exiting, but not every beer has to be ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejackpacker (374) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. A fabulous beer that has achieved the perfect combination of hops and malts, the speciality malt bringing that cosy, toffee flavour to the table. A true taste of England.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (678) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Golden to orange colour with some lasting foam. Aroma is malt, fruity hops and some caramalt. Taste is pretty much like the aroma. Hops is more grassy, and like bitters usually is, its not very bitter at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (592) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Sake no Taniguchi. Pours a clear brown-copper with low light beige head. Big sweetness off the top of the aroma, honey, nut, toffee. The flavour shows more fruitiness to go with the rich caramel malts, marmalade sweetness, great late showing of hop bitterness and citrus. Really effervescent and hoppy but balanced out with some malt chewiness. I used to find this way too bitter in my formative years, now it’s bitey and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ludos68 (50) - - JAN 29, 2017
Birra dall’accattivante color ramato, limpidissima, ha come carattristica principale l’equilibrio tra le varie componenti aromatiche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Klasyka.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
schavuitje (202) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017
ik zie een beetje wazig bruin met een oranje gloed. De kop is gebroken wit en vol, opgebouwd uit mooie kleine belletjes in de neus lichte tonen van een gras boeket hop in de verte beetje karamel ,maar vooral graan ik proef zachte tonen van hout en eik en iets verder in de laag toffee en karamel de beste ESB die ik tot nu geproefd heb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoTheO (190) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Pint from keg. Brown mahogany with a fairly dense offwhite head. Roasted malts gives the expected caramel notes. A bit sweeter than expected. Plenty of biscuits or butter cookies in the taste. A pint of this with a plate of Fish&Chips gets my mind over to Ol’ Blighty...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meatmanmd (115) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 20, 2017
Toasty sweet malts with light biscuits and caramel, nice bitter finish. A good ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (161) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2017
Poured a magnificent deep clear orange with a loose white head that diminished not too quickly. Aroma soft and sweet malts, mild bitter hops and honey. Rich flavours, initially lightly toasted malt moving quickly to bitter, but then slooowly morphing back into malt and light honey, but also a faint presence of alcohol. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slick texture, with a long bitter-sweet finish. Oh I do want more of this one.

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