Rasmus40 (22051) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear amber with a small and lasting creamy head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 240812 fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
Cask at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen Theydon_Bois (20905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Amber color. The main characteristic is a malty flavor and a soft and full mouthfeel; also with a good bitterness.
Served via cask dispense into a ’Fullers ESB’ large ’goblet’ style glass at the William Webb Ellis, Twickenham, (Feb ’12). saxo (19531) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2009
Pours a mid amber/copper colour with a small-ish frothy white head.
Toffee/biscuity nose along with a little grass, sweet malts and hops.
Wonderfully balanced ale with all manner of flavours combining and well integrated! Caramel, toffee, sweet malts, grains and a little citrus hop bringing up the rear! Sweet tasting, smooth and easy drinking!
Mouthfeel is spot on and leaves the palate with a little hop bitterness, a nice twist on a beer that is quite smooth and sweet during imbibing!
Tap at Cockney pub, Århus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, hops, caramel, malt and citrus. harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Cask at The Tiger, Stowting, Kent
Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
I was really looking forward to this on a hot sunny Friday lunchtime. However, the barrel had come to an end and this was hanging. Shame as I do really like it 0.9/5.0. Re-rate, Barrow Boy and Banker, Southwark. Deep copper with lasting beige head. Peppery hop aroma. Soft fruity malt. Fullish and a little unsubtle in mouth, bit pukey to be honest, but the peppery hop aroma/finish is outstanding. Apart from a red beery syrupy pukey bit in the middle, it’s good. Needs another re-rate.
Cask at the Star of Belgravia rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
Having been expecting a world classic and been thoroughly disappointed, I spent my second night in London seeking out some serious Fuller’s ESB. The cask version has a fuller, more complex flavour than either keg or bottle. The yeast is especially dominant, but also the malts come through with much more clarity. On cask, you can see where the reputation comes from, even if you don’t entirely agree with it.
Cask at Barrow Boy and Banker, London. Nice amber color, almost no head. Malty fruity aroma with toffee notes. Toffee flavor, grapes and apples, some hoppy notes. Fruity finish with toffee notes. chrisv10 (18585) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2012
Cask @ Cockney. Clear amber with small creamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and a little grass. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, hop, grass and a little bitter. TBone (18391) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2006
Cask @St. Urho’s Pub FatPhil (17160) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Dark copper brown, decent cloudy tan head. Caramelly hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Toffeeish, oaky, some yeasty-like notes. Tasty real ale with character. Slightly watery at start, but good session beer.
Draught (Fullers Brewery Pub, London).
The standard against which all ESBs should be measured. Rich red-brown colour, malty and light fruit aroma. Very malty tast, with plenty of peppery hops and darker fruit hints. Great finish.