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

bottled
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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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SvanteL (629) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2017
Vackert bärnstensfärgad med medelstor skumkrona. Mycket knäck och smörkola i doften blandat med fin fruktighet av aprikoser och lite pomerans. Söt och god smak med massor av knäck och kola, fruktigheten finns också där och det hela avslutas med en bra beska. En riktigt fin klassisk ESB.

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TheLouse8 (29) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2017
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3.8
Franzen (631) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
Nutty, bready, a bit of fruit like red apple and pumpkin. Smooth texture, low carbonation, malty with a low to medium bitterness.

2.8
BeerViking (4989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle a week from its best-before, is actually slightly past it, sadly. Pours a rich red-brown with a small, fast-settling head, fruit, cocoa and honey aromas, toasty caramel and dark marmalade but with a faint tart, papery tang. Dry and hoppy finish wirh hints of oak.

3.9
sccp1910 (279) - BRAZIL - SEP 17, 2017
Aroma intenso e agrad�vel. Cor avermelhada, amargor balanceado, por�m deixando uma certa suavidade em seu paladar.

3.6
victorsampson96 (143) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017
(500 ml bottle) I first came across this little number in the early months of 2016. I clearly remember being blown away by the sheer quality of the brew, and the rich biscuity malt. Pours a crystal-clear, copper-amber beer, with medium-fine carbonation, and a frothy off-white head. This smells like a proper English bitter, with subtle notes of toffee, biscuit, grapefruit flesh, and floral hops, leading to an oak and walnut finish. Its soft, smooth body makes for very easy drinking. Although this bottle didn't live up to my vivid recollections, it's well-balanced, beautifully blended, and crafted to the highest standards of British brewing tradition.


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