Full Sail ESB - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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2.35/5 rDev -35.6%
Wow, Full Sail. What went wrong here? I am a fan of your "amber ale", so, I was expecting something good with your ESB. I've been a homebrewer since 1992, so, I can tell when something has gone wrong in the brewing process, The beer starts out well enough, fairly malty and dry. But, then, uh oh. What is that WEIRD after taste, that lingers and lingers? I can only figure the brew was fermented at too warm a temperature, or something is not right with the yeast strain. I was hoping for an English style (Fullers') or American (Anderson Valley) ESB taste. Not even close. Please reformulate your recipe.
04-06-2014 21:17:07 | More by thebeergeek
2.65/5 rDev -27.4%
22oz bottle into tulip pint.
Pours a very slightly hazy, copper with a foamy off-white head.
The aroma is of mostly biscuit upfront, with faint bitter, spicy, grassy hops backing.
The taste is of more biscuit and grassy hops, though well pronounced then the aroma overall.
It has a medium body, but finishes a bit watery, which also takes away from the flavor profile on the palate. Appropriate carbonation.
The taste could have been a bit stronger, and the mouthfeel finished a bit watery for my liking. Not worth the price, nor do I want 22 ounces of it.
01-03-2012 07:05:20 | More by vkv822
2.79/5 rDev -23.6%
"Available for 90 days only." Doesn't trouble me, as given the style and brewery I'm expecting it to be subpar. Orange label and standard branded pressure cap. FS Pub Series. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle acquired at Trader Joe's Culver City and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low.
Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of beige colour. Slight cream, nice thickness, nice (~2-3 minute) retention. No bubble show Light even thin lacing as the head slowly recedes.
Body colour is a clear textbook copper. Translucent. Fair vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.
Overall, it's rather average.
Sm: Badly executed toffee and candy floss. Heavy diacetyl. Sweet malts. Minimal floral hop character. Some cream. Extremely light toasted character. Bubblegum. The general character of the beer is a turn-off. Not looking forward to trying this. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Mild in strength.
T: Toffee, candy floss, and bubblegum right off the bat. Malt body is mainly caramalts and pale malts. Balance is okay. No complexity or subtlety. Not very flavorful. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. I'm not a big fan. Nice cream. Quite underwhelming. Too sweet.
Mf: Smooth, wet, and of decent carbonation. Unrefreshing. Okay thickness. Okay presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile in a generally okay sense. Not oily.
Dr: Drinkable but largely unimpressive. I wouldn't bother with it again. Another disappointment from Full Sail. Hides ABV decently. Wouldn't recommend it to friends. Underwhelming. I definitely wouldn't buy this again, even at its relatively low price point.
06-03-2013 04:01:18 | More by kojevergas
3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt, with a hint of pine and earth from the hops. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of sweet biscuit malt, as well as some toffee, earth, grass and a hint of pine. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
08-28-2012 02:45:56 | More by Mora2000
Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.