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

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BA SCORE
83
good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 12-28-2011

'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.
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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good session ESB from Full Sail. Pour a reddish amber with medium white head that dies down to thin clinging lacing. Nose of is subtle with hints of caramel malts, light herbal hops, and some light bread qualities. Flavor is mild caramel malts with light hops bitterness to the back, mellowed out by the malt. Very nice mouth feel with light bittering hops on the aftertaste. Nice all around session beer for the more novice beer nut or a good one for large get-togethers.

Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MickeyMonk
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SJbigtuna
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cdavis71
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of drinkAK
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of allengarvin
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours out a clear walnut amber color with a small very white head. The nose offers a moderate malt scent, a little grainy, with a faint hop presence. And though faint in aroma, bitterness comes through well to taste, providing a good offset to the strong malt flavor. It's too bad hop flavor is a bit lacking. This feels more like a generic amber American ale than an ESB. It's drinkable enough, but not worth a special release.

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ChrisFurlowLSU
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of demosixt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Metaltildeath
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of chugalugx2
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JohnyFriday
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jordan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.54/5  rDev -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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.68/5  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.

Photo of Zorro
3.4/5  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.

Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.