mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - FEB 24, 2001
Let's face it...this is the BEST ESB on the market....find me a better one! 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. Ageers99 (4) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2001 does not count
The best beer I have ever had............................................... ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
The classic English ESB, in my opinion. Try it on draft if you can find it. I would say I have never tasted a finer brew. Not quite as good in the bottle, but, still one of the best available. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2001
A more well balanced ESB than most American versions, as some of the American ESB's, tend to over do it slightly on the hops.
This one gets another perfect rating, as a Definitive Good Beer. Served on handpump at the right temperature, it is an experience nobody who likes beer should miss. Good up-front malt, proper carbonation (or lack thereof), complex grassy hops; an all-around wonder of a beer.
STUARTMILLER (10) - flushing, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2002
The best bitter par none. cascadehop (4) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
Winner of countless awards.
In bottle make sure you get it fresh. Check the best before date on back label.
A true classic. I am not sure how any one can knock this beer in any aspect. Maybe the best malt flavor and aroma that can be accomplished in an ale. mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Pours nice amber color with a nice head. Nice fresh hoppy aroma. Crisp hoppy flavor, very herbal & spicy, kinda dry finish. Excellent ale!! Really enjoy this one. twilson (3) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006 does not count
Absolutely the best beer around, especially when you can get it on draught. SBacon (1) - USA - SEP 25, 2006 does not count
Perfectly balanced and classically crafted. Wonderful floral-herbal aromas with striking mid-palate. The finish is rich and long -- flavorful but not overpowering.