Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
4.58/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a 500-ml can into a large pub ale glass.
Appearance - beautiful copper-gold colour with a thin 1/4-inch beige sustained head. Foamy up along the sides and just a modest amount of visible carbonation.
Smell -strong, dominant aroma of toffee. Noticable roasted barley. Further along I detect some fresh floral hops waiting underneath.
Taste - Oh, WOW! What a great overall impression. Smooth and malty, aroma flavourful and a wicked clean finish. This is possibly one of the best tasting beers I've had in a while! Aftertaste is light with a nice subtlety remeniscent of cut fruit.
Mouthfeel - velvety-smooth with a super-clean finish. Just a little too noticeable waxiness on the teeth and palate.
Drinkability - this is definitely a special beer and one that should be reserved for limited enjoyment. In that sense, it ain't fit for a session beer in my books. On the other hand, a real pleasure to consume and I would definitely seek it out again.
Serving type: can
07-09-2009 01:02:19 | More by DoctorStrangiato
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Wanted to try this for awhile, as I was thinking of brewing an ESB in the near future. Now I am on the fence again. Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my tulip glass. Nice appearance with a clear amber body and small, whitish head which left some nice lacing in the glass. Just a bit of hop bitterness (kind of generic hop bitterness) on the nose. It also had a bit of the wet cardboard funk on the nose as well... glad it didn't show up in the taste. They definitely hit the bitterness just right (I like bitter), and the overall taste was just a bit grassy and light. Nice, light, easy-drinking mouthfeel. Quite refreshing to the palate on a hot afternoon. Bit lacking in flavor overall, though I am not sure if this is the style or the Fuller'. From my understanding ESB should be a little lighter and straightforward... what can I say, I am a big IPA fan! This was an ok beer. Probably a nice beer to offer to someone who is not a craft drinker who wants to try something a little different from their everyday BMC beers.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 14:05:50 | More by Mikus
Fuller's ESB from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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