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

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BA SCORE
83
good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | 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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Metaltildeath

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-16-2014 16:36:00 | More by Metaltildeath
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chugalugx2


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 18:05:13 | More by chugalugx2
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-06-2014 23:21:32 | More by JohnyFriday
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2014 23:49:49 | More by animal69
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2014 16:00:15 | More by Latarnik
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Jordan

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-20-2014 19:33:05 | More by Jordan
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -3%

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.

05-16-2014 22:42:20 | More by KYGunner
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 20:21:17 | More by Georgiabeer
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

05-04-2014 20:22:12 | More by Fatehunter
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Zorro

California

3.41/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

04-29-2014 02:02:43 | More by Zorro
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-25-2014 20:10:21 | More by tbeer40
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-24-2014 22:53:09 | More by warpedrevolution
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ToddKehoe


4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-16-2014 02:12:03 | More by ToddKehoe
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-13-2014 20:27:35 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

04-11-2014 14:03:57 | More by mikeg67
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ChaseBeer

Alaska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-08-2014 01:29:20 | More by ChaseBeer
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thebeergeek

Florida

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
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-27-2014 19:43:03 | More by Seattle_Suds
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-22-2014 15:46:44 | More by coopdog1000
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2014 01:18:17 | More by dbarny76
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2014 01:51:48 | More by ShepardCommander
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2014 00:58:36 | More by EF4
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-03-2014 23:47:29 | More by StArnoldFan
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-26-2014 06:34:35 | More by DOCRW
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-22-2014 03:25:34 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.