MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - APR 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber in color, gerenous white head, lacing is nice. Aroma is slightly fruity, a bit delicate. Flavor has a touch of malt, hops, sweet fruity kind of flavors, finish is a bit on the bitter side. Body is a bit on the light side, carbonation is about right, but easy to drink down. Not a bad brew, goes well with a nice spring day like today. SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2006
For being an Extra Special Bitter, they sure have the bitter part down. This beer is almost too much hop wise and seems to be lacking any thing to balance it out. Nasty Copper aftertaste that stay with you way too long. wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Not the best bitter, certainly not the worst. Nothing too big about this beer, but a good drink none the less. Medium taste, slight hops, a little bit of wheat flavor to me. Still a good beer after many years. Bammers54 (99) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
A pretty good effort at a strong English style best bitter, great malt at first and then lovely hoppy flavours coming through as the beer warms up a little bit in the glass, a good around beer. (would be interesting to taste from a cask rather than keg) JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Wow - Very bitter. It's the kind of beer that you can't have after a clean or light beer because it is SO bitter. Taste is good but I think I had it from a bad tap.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
I must say I was a little wary of this ESB because I thought it may be too bitter for my liking. But I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma was very subtle, pouring a deep gold color rather than bronze with fairly high carbonation and light head . The taste was clean with a slightly bitter aftertaste on the back of the tongue. Not quite as bitter, however as I would like. Altogether a good yet unremarkable ale. GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2002
One of the better amber ales I've had, but that's not saying much since i don't like the ambers. Flat and not very complex, but very drinkable. Supaflyfresh99 (97) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Above average........................................... jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A very good ESB that is slightly behind Fuller's taste but much easier to find.