Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
4.65/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Damn, just missed being the 1000th review. Could've had it, too.
In my opinion, this is what a beer should be. I really enjoy the ESB style because of the exceptional balance between hops and malted grains.
Pours a clear amber hue, decent head retention and a bit of lacing.
Smell is is a wonderfully balanced, bready, toast, sweet and hoppy melange.
Taste is just what makes everything about beer great. Nothing too polarizing -- you won't find 120 IBU's or burnt, triple fermented malt grains. Just a good, honest beer that delivers great taste.
Maybe slightly too heavy to be a superb session beer (plus I never would've guessed 5.9% ABV) But this is a real winner in my book. Don't care that it's not "bitter" since that's not what the style is about, considering these guys wrote the book on ESB's.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2010 03:38:02 | More by AmberMan22
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4.08/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Best Before 24 MAY 14
A: Pours a golden amber color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that quickly fizzles down to a tiny patch of bubbles in the center of the pint
S: Nice and malty, with quite a bit of sweetness and molasses brown bread coming through. Some earthiness as well, along with a light fruitiness that rounds out the sweetness
T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the brown bread and molasses notes from the hefty malt bill and then goes into a nice sweetness that is accompanied by the earthy and fruity notes. Finishes with a lingering sweetness with a light bitterness
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: One of the standards for the style. Very easy to drink for being a point under 6% and really keeps you wanting more despite the quite simplistic flavor profile. Probably a good intro to ESBs if you're looking for one
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 04:22:20 | More by BEERMILER12
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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