Fuller's ESB - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
4.58/5 rDev +12.3%
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:
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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