overall
94
100
style
Brewed by Fullerís
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2706   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
A: Syrupy aroma like molases almost. A little hoppy. Earthy. A: Made a conscious thought that this looked better than I expected from an ESB. nice bold amber redish color. T: Generally donít like ESBs but this one is not bad. A little hoppy. A little malty. Goes down easy. Not overly flavorful. P: A little aggressive. A little watery. Not bad. Overall not a bad beer and definitely the best ESB Iíve had. The flavors are good but seem to battle a bit much with the sweet molases note vs the earthy hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (933) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2017
BBE 01 may 18. Kuparisen tumma všri, olematon vaahto. Suutuntuma makean katkera, dunkelmainen, tahmaisa jšlkifiilis, peruskiva.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paulcliff (7) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Pleasant malty aroma, beautiful clear auburn-red color, smooth and rich flavor. Easy drinking but flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andniz (324) - POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
At first thereís 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bosta (253) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1321) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Tawny thin off white head thereís just something easy and warming about this some sherry caramel toffee just plain nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (823) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jooilakon (71) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Nothing much to say. Best Premium Bitter that I have tasted so far. A must on a pub visit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomatito (99) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2017
0,5l bottle. Nose: grapejuice, caramel, honey, malty. Taste: sweet, grapejuice, caramel, light floral bitterness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Estebanik (1064) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Piana słaba. Aromat głůwnie słodowy, miodowy. W smaku biszkopty, miůd, kwiaty. Całość miękka w odczuciu, przy dość wysokim wysyceniu. Przyjemne całkiem.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottle for my birthday because I need 100 style ticks and Iím a sad old man - pours orange brown white head - nose/taste of malt, cherry skin, caramel, old grapefruits. Medium body.


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