Full Sail ESB - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.46/5 rDev -5.2%
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
A - Pours a clear copper with a dense off-white head
S - Sweet bread, caramel, very sweet and bready, tangy fruit, apple, nutty yeasty, hints of alcohol, very British aroma.
T - Hops upfront, grassy with a hint of citrus, caramel malt rushes in providing a full balanced sweetness, notes of toffee and toasted grain as well. Some weird artificial notes come up but are very faint. Hints of apple and creamy vanilla come in giving way to a strong tea tannin bitterness. Grassy and herbal hops sing into the finish. The finish pushes heavy tannins that linger on the palate long after.
M - Low carbonation, medium full body, creamy feel with a tannin dry finish
Great stab at the style. Nice homey caramel malts that showed grain notes with some fruit notions. Everything worked except for the hints of artificial flavors that faintly showed up. Very good but not quite what you'd find in the UK. I would pick up a six of this anytime.
09-27-2013 22:20:43 | More by StaveHooks
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 06/24/13-66. Sampled on September 17, 2013.
The pour is a good looking medium amber with reddish hues and a moderate off-white head that becomes a ring.
The aroma has some of the qualities of an ESB that I am used to with caramel toasted malts, fudge, and butter. Hops are downplayed.
The body is medium and creamy.
The taste most definitely begins sweet and malty and ends nice and bitter with a quick lingering finish. At the same time it seems to be missing something that I like about ESB's but I can't pin my finger on it.
09-18-2013 00:21:09 | More by puboflyons
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance - Red amber with one finger head that dissipates quickly leaving light lacing.
Smell - Slight caramel nose.
Taste - Caramel sweetness right up front leading into some biscuit and finishing with a semi-dry hop dryness. Pretty well balanced.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
Overall - I'm not an expert on ESB as a style, but I tend to rate beers on how they taste, not if they have held to tradition for the style. FS ESB is a good beer that is easy to drink and definitely can have more than one without feeling bombed, boozed and busted. Buy it, drink it, share it.
07-28-2013 18:36:00 | More by kennymule
Full Sail ESB from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.