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Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,282 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,282
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 70
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-08-2001)
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CapitolCrusher

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3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i am bummed. this comes from after a brief stint in London this fall and drinking this stuff like water. its pretty clear its just not the same over here.

ah well it started out promising. nice deep amber color slight off white head on top. just how i remembered it.

but the aroma is just not there. there usualy is a nice english hop aroma that i would describe as an english golf course. :-) really don't know the correct word here but that's how it sounds

it tastes good but not great, and that's the problem here. normally i could drink it all day long as it has the perfect blend of all the appropriate flavors. this time around everything was muted.

well i will still rock this out hardcore when back in the pubs but over here i will probably look elsewhere

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 16:45:58 | More by CapitolCrusher
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Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
91 out of 100 based on 2,282 ratings.