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Full Sail ESB - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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197 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
'A nicely balanced small batch bitter concocted by our own Barney Brennan, featuring five different specialty malts and aromatic Challenger hops'

35 IBU

Originally a pub-only beer, Re-released in January 2012 as part of the Brewer's Share series.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-28-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Zekenyce, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

demosixt, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Metaltildeath, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

chugalugx2, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

JohnyFriday, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

animal69, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jordan, May 20, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A great deal of carbonation bubbles teamed through the body of bright copper. This was capped by a dense head that thickened across the top and laced well.

The aroma is crackery, almost biscuit like, with barley, and Pilsner cereal malts.

The flavors are dry and malty. I get good barley notes with a cracker, toast, cereal grains and even a rice like taste.

The feel is nicely dry, smooth with a moderate carbonation.

This is a typical example of the style with a good grain profile it simply does not set itself apart from say a Fullers ESB.

KYGunner, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin head on a dark red colored body.
The aroma is rich malt and caramel. Wonderful.
The taste has a nice malt sweetness all the way through, broken up a little in the middle by some lemon bitterness. Great profile.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Quite enjoyable.

Fatehunter, May 04, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells of caramel and scorched sugar. Mildly sweet smelling with some grassy hop. Light fruity scent of pineapple. Fainter scent of plum.

Starts out mildly sweet with a sharp bitter finish. Some tobacco leaf and leather with a stout bitter finish. Carmel and some burnt sugars with a little hard water flavor. Grassy hop flavor doesn't taste as fruity as it smells.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is pretty tasty, I will have to get another six pack of this for the weekend.

Zorro, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

tbeer40, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

warpedrevolution, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ToddKehoe, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a long lasting, white, fluffy head. Aroma is of piney hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Piney, earthy hops dominate the flavor, with caramel malt and some fruity esters in the background. Finish is long and hoppy. Overall it is good session brew.

mikeg67, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ChaseBeer, Apr 08, 2014
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2.35/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

thebeergeek, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Seattle_Suds, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

coopdog1000, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dbarny76, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ShepardCommander, Mar 11, 2014
Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.