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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2685   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manul255 (47) - Montmagny, Quebec, - JAN 18, 2012
Belle apparence avec mousse moyennement généreuse. Arôme simple classique. Couleur caramel, rougeâtre, claire. En bouche, c’est l’équilibre malt houblons qui surprend. Des malt bien structurés et un houblonnage dense, sans être corsé comme une IPA. Laisse en bouche une belle finale houblonnée fraîche.

biilz (387) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2018
Аромат сладкий, слегка солодовый, жженая карамелька. Цвет красно-коричневый, без пены.Вкус питкий с очень сбалансированной горечью которая плавно течет на протяжение всей дегустации. Присутствует совсем легкая жженая карамелька и солод. На послевкусие неожиданно появляется домашний концентрированный мед. На оттенке некие травы.

Belu_metal (62) - - APR 19, 2018
UPDATED: APR 19, 2018 Me encanta las bitter inglesas. Y esta es la madre de todas. Una de las mejores que he tomado. Muy rica. Maltosa, acaramelada, amarga. Exquisita.

SloaneRanger (110) - - MAR 31, 2018
Kuparin värinen lasissa. Tuoksu on mieto, banaaninen ja hieman makea. Maussa on pientä katkeruutta, toffeeta ja banaania. Mielenkiintoinen bitter.

sebsky (549) - ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2018
500 ml bottle,bb 01/04/2019. Dark amber,clear. Nose - cherries,citrus fruit,caramel,toffee. Muted. Taste - bitter,malty,herbal,lightly spicy. I don't like bitters but this one is actually good.

gk_hunter (4) - - MAR 25, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2018 Clear orange colour with a light tan head. Very little carbonation. Tase of honey, biscuits and a hint of caramel. Light bodied. Very good easy drinking beer.

julesxxl (870) - FRANCE - MAR 22, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2018 (nez fruit red, cara, bouche light but gourmande, hop, sucre, ~banane, bel équilibre, raisin, orange, malt)

respect88 (85) - HUNGARY - MAR 21, 2018
Nagyon finom malátás ízek jellemzik. Tipikus angol komlós íz világ. Nekem nagyon bejött.

Jabic (778) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 21, 2018
Ar: Pineapple and dried orange; hay and moss; apple skins and warm, toasted malt. Ap: True orange and clear; medium beige head with moderate retention, settling into a very thin but solid cap of small and medium bubbles. T: Toasted malt, candied apple; dried pineapple and red apple skins; medium-low bitterness; moss, black currant, and black pepper hop flavors; medium sweetness; finish is more apple skin and a little golden syrup. P: Medium-light body with medium carbonation; medium-dry finish. O: A substantial English ale; classic British yeast character; depth of malt, hop, and yeast flavors, all working together harmoniously.

undercurrent25 (2301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2018
Pours a brown colour. Taste is quite malty, some fruit and sweetness. Quite a nice bitter

Suco (129) - Castellon, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2018 Todo un clásico de Fuller's, coolor amabar, maltosa, de cuerpo ligero con un puntito de amargor final en boca. Imprescindible probarla para entender el estilo.

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